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Rachel Kiddell-Monroe



Lawyer and health activist. Board Director of Médecins Sans Frontières, a Professor of Practice at McGill University and Executive Director of SeeChange Initiative.

” I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.”
Mother Teresa

Rachel Kiddell-Monroe is a lawyer and a health activist. Over the past 25 years, Rachel has headed emergency humanitarian assistance programmes with MSF in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She continues to serve on the Board of Directors of Médecins Sans Frontières and is a Professor of Practice in international development at McGill University. Rachel is also the founding President of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), a global student driven organisation working on equitable access to medicines for all.

In 2018, Rachel founded SeeChange initiative which focuses on developing and supporting radical CommunityFirst approaches to address health crises. Her first project is empowering Inuit communities in Nunavut to respond effectively to the long term tuberculosis epidemic. Most recently, Rachel has developed an innovative online tool to support vulnerable and isolated communities globally to organise, prepare and respond to COVID-19.

Rachel enjoys connecting people and speaks widely throughout North America and Europe on humanitarian action, global health, and access to medicines.