Kate Dodson

Director, Global Health, United Nations Foundation

Kate Dodson is the managing director of global health at the United Nations Foundation. In this role, Kate is responsible for ensuring that UN Foundation’s advocacy, partnership, campaign, and program work for global health is coordinated, effective, and efficient. She also oversees a major partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on global health advocacy. Previously, she was Director of Special Projects and Deputy Director of Global Health. Kate spent her first five years at UN Foundation in the biodiversity/sustainable development program in various positions, including Deputy Director of Sustainable Development.

Kate has many years of experience working on global development and has traveled, worked and studied in several countries in Latin America. She has a master’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

Blog Posts by Kate Dodson

6 Photos that Will Make You Smile: Supporting Every Woman Every Child
In 2010, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the Every Woman Every Child movement to rally and coordinate global action to save the lives of 16 million women and children by 2015. The United Nations Foundation answered this call to action by committing, with partners, $400 million over five years to improve women’s and children’s health.
September 22, 2013

One Disease. Two Solutions. Three Ways You Can Help.
Pneumonia. You probably know it as a spelling-bee challenge and respiratory illness that can make you very sick. Millions of people in the US are affected each year by pneumonia, but did you know that it is one of the leading killers of children under the age of 5 around the world?
November 8, 2012

Reaching 111 Million African Children, Door to Door, in Four Days
Just last month the world celebrated as India marked a major success in its battle against polio by being removed from the World Health Organization's list of countries plagued by the crippling disease.
March 26, 2012