FP Virtual Dialogue: At the Nexus of Health Care & Infrastructure

Making Health-Wise Investments for Global Development

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront the fragility of healthcare infrastructure in many developing nations: From basic public health programs to treating complex diseases, supportive infrastructure is vital.  Effective hand washing is impossible without clean water and sanitation; ventilators can’t work without electricity; and without roads, ambulances can’t reach people in need.  As governments look at controlling the pandemic and building resilience for a post-COVID world, investment in infrastructure is paramount to the health and well-being of communities and to the economic development of countries.

FP and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) explored the nexus of infrastructure and health care.  The conversation highlighted how targeted infrastructure investment helps save lives and advances impactful strategies for resilience and poverty reduction through economic growth.


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Sean Cairncross

CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Sean Cairncross was nominated by President Donald J. Trump to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation on January 8, 2018.  Prior to joining MCC...
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H.E. Fidelis Leite Magalhães

Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Timor-Leste
Mr. Fidelis Magalhães leads Timor-Leste’s efforts to develop a Compact agreement with the United States of America’s Millennium Challenge Corporation.  He also assists the...

H.E. Sankatana Gabriel Maja

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Lesotho to the United States
His Excellency Sankatana Gabriel Maja has a background in Finance and Administration having studied at National University of Lesotho and Centre for Accounting Studies. Prior to...

Carol Pineau

Journalist, Filmmaker, Producer
Carol Pineau is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist with nearly 20 years experience reporting on Africa.  Her groundbreaking film, Africa Open for Business, and ...

For more information, contact Diana Marrero, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development.