Prof Helen Rees Recognised as 2024 Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Honouree

5 June 2024

Wits RHI is proud to celebrate the remarkable achievement of our Executive Director, Professor Helen Rees, who has been named as one of the honourees for the 2024 Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program.  The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program is renowned for bringing together outstanding professionals from diverse backgrounds to collaborate on innovative solutions. Prof Rees’s inclusion in this program is a testament to her profound impact in the fields of Health, Equity, Innovative Finance, and Artificial Intelligence.

As one of only eleven individuals worldwide to receive this honor in the specified category, Prof Rees’s selection highlights her outstanding leadership and dedication to advancing healthcare, promoting equity, exploring innovative financial mechanisms, and harnessing the potential of Artificial Intelligence for social good.

Throughout her career, Prof Rees has demonstrated a deep commitment to improving healthcare access and outcomes, particularly in underserved communities. Her visionary approach to addressing complex health challenges has earned her international recognition and respect. This residency reflects not only Prof Rees’s individual achievements but also the collaborative spirit and impactful work of Wits RHI in advancing health and equity on a global scale.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Prof Helen Rees on this well-deserved honor and applaud her ongoing dedication to making a meaningful difference in the world. Her leadership and contributions continue to inspire and drive positive change, and we look forward to the insights and innovations that will undoubtedly emerge from her participation in the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program.

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