Dr Jeanette Vega Morales

Senior Adviser to the Director, Chilean National Research and Development Agency, Chile

Dr Jeanette Vega Morales (@jeanvegamorales) is a Medical Doctor and Pediatrician from the University of Chile. Doctor of Public Health graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has more than 20 years of experience in managerial positions at national and international levels.

She began her public service career, as part of the technical team supporting the Presidential Commission for Health Reform in Chile, responsible for the Laws reforming the Chilean Health system, passed by the Congress in 2005.

She moved to Geneva in 2003 and served as Director of the Department of Poverty, Equity and Determinants of Health, where she led the WHO Secretariat of the Commission of Social Determinants of Health that published its landmark report in 2008.

At the end of 2007 she went back to Chile as Undersecretary of Health, where she served during the first government of President Bachelet. After the government's term ended, she moved to the Rockefeller Foundation as Global Health Director, between 2011 and 2014.

She moved back to Chile in March 2014, appointed as Director of the National Health Insurance Agency (FONASA) by Ms Bachelet as part of her cabinet for her second term. After finishing the government's term she worked   at the UC-CHRISTUS Health Network, the biggest and most prestigious private health provider in Chile, as Innovation and Digital Health Transformation Manager. In April 2021 she moved to the private sector as CEO of Pronova Technologies, a Digital Health specialized company.