Patrick Osewe

Director, Human and Social Development, ADB Sectors Group

Dr. Patrick L. Osewe is a leading global expert on public health and the Director of Health at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He currently leads innovative approaches to address priority and emerging human capital issues in Asia and the Pacific ¾focusing on the nexus of Universal Health Coverage, pandemic preparedness, education, social protection, climate change and finance. He is leading the G20 climate change and health workstream under the India G20 Presidency which has led to climate and health being endorsed as a priority issue by G20 Ministers of Health and G20 Leaders. Prior to ADB, he Global Lead for the World Bank’s Healthy Societies leading a global effort to address universal health coverage and health security, overall health security, focusing on pandemic preparedness and response, financing, and multi-sectoral collaboration. He also has previously worked as Senior Health Advisor for US State Department and a Senior Epidemiologist for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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