Nora Petty has spent the past seven years committed to ending deaths caused by malaria. In order to reach underserved populations, she designed and led innovative public-private partnerships to reduce prices and increase availability of malaria diagnostic tests and medicines in private sector outlets. Through these programs, millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa have been able to afford high-quality, life-saving treatments.
Nora is currently a Skoll Skollar at Said Business School. After graduation, she wants to continue to work with the private sector to develop solutions to pressing challenges to healthcare access in Africa. She is particularly driven to help close the access gap for people living in rural areas. Beyond fighting malaria, she is passionate about women’s health and childhood nutrition. She is also interested in the role that technology can play in leapfrogging health systems in developing countries.