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Rt Hon Helen Clark

Former Prime Minister, New Zealand

Helen Clark, MA (Hons), served as Prime Minister of New Zealand for three successive terms from 1999-2008. This was the culmination of a parliamentary career which began in 1981 when she was first elected as a Member of Parliament. Clark has served as Minister of Health, Housing, Conservation, Labour, and Ministerial Services, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, and Minister responsible for the Security Intelligence Service and the Government Communications Security Bureau.

Throughout her tenure as Prime Minister, she was active on a wide range of issues, including sustainability; climate change; economic growth; employment; education; health; arts, culture and heritage; and international affairs. Prior to entering Parliament, she taught in the Political Studies Department at the University of Auckland.

After leaving political office, Helen became Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, serving from 2009-2017. She continues to advocate across policy areas which have been of interest to her throughout her career in public life, has received several high honours and currently serves on a number of public good boards, including as Board Chair of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health.

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Prof. Awa Marie Coll-Seck

Minister of State, Senegal

Prof. Awa Marie Coll-Seck, MD, PhD, is Senegal’s Minister of State to the President of the Republic and Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative National Committee. She is also Chair of the Galien Africa Forum’s Scientific Committee. As a medical doctor and professor of infectious diseases, she served twice as the Health Minister, initiating far-reaching reform of the health sector. She was previously Executive Director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, as well as a Director at the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS.

Ambassador of the Initiative for the Elimination of Malaria in the Sahel (SaME) since 2017, Professor Awa Marie Coll Seck is also member among other boards, of the Malaria Strategic Advisory Panel (BMGF), the Board of Directors of Grand Challenges Canada and of the Jury of the Noguchi Africa Prize (Japan). She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program (USA), of the African Advisory Board (AA Board) of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE, Rwanda).

Prof. Coll Seck has been awarded several professional and academic high honours. Coll-Seck is the author of more than 150 scientific publications and communications on infectious and cardiovascular diseases.

Meet our Team

Based at UCL’s Institute for Global Health, the Children in All Policies 2030 Secretariat is made up of a small team dedicated to children’s health and well-being and to supporting the work of our global network of partners.

Dr Sarah Dalglish

Executive Director

Sarah Dalglish is a public health researcher and policy expert on children’s health. She coordinated the WHO-UNICEF-Lancet Commission ‘A future for the world’s children?’

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And holds appointments at University College London’s Institute for Global Health (London, UK) and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (Baltimore, USA). Her work aims to support progress on the health of children and future generations via research, policy and practice. She was named a Francophone Woman Leader in Global Health and received the “Excellence in Science” award from American Association for the Advancement of Science; she speaks fluent French and Hausa.

Prof Anthony Costello

Senior Advisor

Anthony Costello is a paediatrician and Professor of Global Health and Sustainable Development at University College London.

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An expert in maternal, newborn, and child health, community interventions; women’s groups; nutritional supplementation; and climate science and health, he is co-chair of the Lancet Countdown on Climate and Health, Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at Great Ormond Street Hospital and at the UCL Hospital for Tropical Diseases; and holds fellowships of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and of the Royal College of Physicians.

Dr Bethany Jennings

Programme and Research Coordinator

Bethany is a social scientist specialising in gender, inequality and qualitative research.

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She has worked in the areas of child protection, homelessness, exploitation, holistic services and participation, both in the UK and Bangladesh. Her work aims to highlight the experiences and amplify voices of marginalised groups. Bethany works with CAP-2030 to ensure meaningful participation of children & adolescents and supports CAP-2030’s Working Groups particularly for Country Implementation and Climate Change Advocacy.

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Sterlini

Project Manager

Sarah Sterlini provides operations and governance support for CAP-2030, whilst also leading on the logistical and communication aspects of the initiative’s activities.

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She has a BA in Geography and Development from the University of Sussex and is a former secondary school teacher with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. As Widening Participation Champion for the Institute for Global Health she is passionate about improving educational opportunities and outcomes experienced by adolescents and young adults from under-represented groups.

Prof Audrey Prost

Academic Advisor

Audrey Prost teaches global health, medical anthropology and research methods at University College London’s Institute for Global Health, where she leads the Department for Global Health Equity and Social Justice.

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Audrey has over 20 years’ experience developing and evaluating interventions to improve women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health in diverse settings, especially India. Her current research projects include an evaluation of intersectoral policy action for early childhood development in Argentina and Ghana (led by FLACSO and CLCD), evaluations of participatory women’s groups to improve maternal and child health and nutrition in eastern India, Nigeria and Mozambique (led by Ekjut and FHI360), co-adaptation of a psychological therapy for anxiety and depression with and for adolescents in India (led by Ekjut and Sangath), and work to investigate the effects of climate change mitigation and adaptation on children’s health and wellbeing.

Srivatsan Rajagopalan

Data Researcher

Srivatsan Rajagopalan is a global health researcher with a passion for data analysis and research. He brings his expertise in child health and well-being and has worked on several initiatives aimed at protecting children’s futures.

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As a member of the Data & Learning Working Group, Srivatsan has been instrumental in the development and implementation of the Child Health and Wellbeing dashboard. He holds an MSc in Global Health and Development from University College London and a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Edinburgh. Outside of his work at CAP-2030, Srivatsan volunteers at Everyone’s Invited, a charity that supports survivors of sexual violence and harassment. With a passion for digital health innovations, he has also worked as a technical consultant.

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Maria Soraghan

Policy Researcher

Maria Soraghan is an interdisciplinary researcher specialising in economics, development studies and global health.

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Her work at CAP-2030 involves researching multisectoral policies that improve children’s health and well-being across the life-course. Alongside her research, she is a postgraduate teaching assistant of ‘New Economic Thinking’ at UCL. Maria holds an MSc with Distinction in Development Economics from SOAS, University of London and a BA in Economics and International Relations from Simmons University (USA). Previously, she was a human rights advocate for a Haitian law and advocacy firm, a policy intern with the Boston (Massachusetts) Mayor’s Office of gender equity, and a researcher at LSE and Simmons. She has conducted field research in Argentina and Indonesia, among other countries. 

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Winnie Chelagat

Communications Officer

Bringing a decade of experience, Winnie specialises in health and environment communications, with a passion for advocating for the sexual reproductive and health rights of women and girls.

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Winnie has previously consulted with organisations such as Global Health Disrupted, STEMA Health and United Health Futures, leveraging her expertise in digital strategies to implement impactful communication initiatives. She is the co-founder of Maternal Aid for Mothers in Africa (MAMA), a grassroots organisation that works with pastoralist communities to provide critical maternal and child health services and information. Additionally, she is one of the co-founders of the Kenya Women in Health Alliance (KWHA), an organisation dedicated to promoting gender-equitable and merit-based environments in the health sector. She currently works part-time with Orchid Project, as the Communications Officer.

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