Meet the Community

Luca Passerini

Three hundred thousand women die in pregnancy, delivery, or after birth in the world every year. Luca’s work aims to save mothers and newborns by building low-cost maternity clinics that provide access to high-quality, safe and affordable birth services.

Luca was a Cheng Fellow and Mid-Career Master in Public Administration student at Harvard, after a decade as a global health physician in Asia and Africa with the United Nations, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Doctors Without Borders. He is currently the Director of Health and Life Sciences in the executive office of Mr Bill Gates, where he acts as a senior adviser on health, science and international development.