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Ann Aerts

Dr. Ann Aerts is Head of the Novartis Foundation, whose goal is to expand access to quality healthcare and eliminate diseases such as leprosy and malaria. Before her current role, Ann was Franchise Medical Director Critical Care in Novartis Pharma in Basel, and Therapeutic Area Head Cardiovascular and Metabolism for Novartis Pharma in Belgium. Prior to this, she served as Director of the Lung and Tuberculosis Association in Belgium, as Head of the Health Services Department of the International Committee of the Red Cross and was Health Coordinator for the ICRC in several countries. Ann is a member of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, the Governing Council of the UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries and the International Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Centre for Digital Health.