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Dr. Nneka Mobisson-Etuk joins World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders class of 2014

4/10/2014, 11:21 a.m.

Dr. Nneka Mobisson-Etuk, executive director of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, has been named to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders class of 2014.

According to the forum, the 213 individuals selected for the 2014 class are all under the age of 40 and have achieved their success young; they’ve demonstrated a commitment to serving society at large; they have a recognized record of extraordinary achievement, substantial leadership experience, and there’s a clear indication that this will continue for the rest of their career; and each has an impeccable public record and good standing in their community.

Currently, Mobisson-Etuk is leading the Cambridge-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement on the ground partnerships in Africa to reduce maternal, infant and under-age-5 mortality. This work, anchored by quality improvement processes, is underway in Ghana and Malawi, and is in the planning stages in Ethiopia.

She also oversees the institute’s ongoing engagement with teams in South Africa to increase the numbers of HIV-positive individuals receiving life-saving medications and to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

More recently, Mobisson-Etuk has led the institute’s work to support the development of the national health-care quality strategy with the Federal Ministry of Health in Nigeria.

Prior to her time with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Mobisson-Etuk worked with the World Bank. She was vice president of community health and population health management at the Connecticut Hospital Association. She has completed her pediatrics residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, earned a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from MIT, a master’s degree in public health from Emory University, and an medical degree and MBA from Yale University.