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Global Conversations MINNEAPOLIS: Global Health – Progress and Challenges

December 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm CST

/ Free

Online registration is closed. Walk-ins welcome.

The collective action of countries, communities, and organizations over the last 30 years has saved millions of lives around the world. Yet inequalities in health and wellbeing persist. The world now faces a mix of old and new health challenges, including the preventable deaths of mothers and children, continuing epidemics of infectious diseases, and rising rates of chronic disease. We also remain vulnerable to the emergence of new and deadly pandemics. For these reasons, the next several decades will be just as important—if not more so—than the last in determining well-being across nations.

Join us for a discussion with Paurvi Bhatt, Vice President of Medtronic Philanthropy and President of Medtronic Foundation, as she discusses the world’s historic health gains and emerging challenges.

About the Speaker

As Vice President of Medtronic Philanthropy and President of Medtronic Foundation, Paurvi Bhatt leads the philanthropic and community affairs strategies of Medtronic, PLC. A global health and development leader, Paurvi’s focus includes strategic philanthropy and investment; corporate social responsibility; health benefit reimbursement; and partnership design particularly in emerging markets and resource-poor settings. She has shaped best practice health and social responsibility portfolios in several companies including Abbott, as well as, with the government and nonprofit sector at USAID, US GAO, and CARE. Her technical training is in health systems and economics with specific focus on HIV/AIDS, women’s health, and impact measurement. She is known for her commitment to building the next generation of women leaders in global health, and for advocating for “working daughters.” She serves on several advisory groups and boards focusing on leadership and global health including Women Leaders in Global Health and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health Campaign Cabinet. Paurvi holds a master’s of public health from Yale University, a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. (ABD) from Johns Hopkins University.

Global Conversations in Minneapolis is presented in partnership with the Friends of the Minneapolis Central Library and Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central.


December 12, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm


Global Minnesota


Check-in Time
5:30 pm
Program Time
6:00 - 7:15 pm


Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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