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Phyllis Heydt

Vice President, Frontline Delivery, Office of the UN Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria (UNSEO)

Phyllis Heydt focuses on Community Health Workers (CHWs) and frontline delivery systems for the Office of the U.N. S­pecial Envoy and the Global Health Alliance. Phyllis has co-led the ‘Backpack PLUS’ project, which seeks to create new attention around CHWs and develop innovative tools and approaches.

Phyllis previously worked in the Strategy Team at the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria, and before that was an Engagement Manager in McKinsey’s healthcare practice in Germany and London. Phyllis holds a Masters of Economics and Business from the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland, and a Masters in International Health Policy and Health Economics from the London School of Economics.

Phyllis is passionate not only about health care in developing countries, but also about innovative models to improve the quality and performance of health systems across the globe. She co-founded and partially owns “discovering hands”, an award-winning social healthcare enterprise in Germany (