2020 Global Achievement Award
Lola Adeyemi, Bloomberg School of Public Health 2008
Lola Adeyemi, MD, MPH, is a physician by profession, but an entrepreneur by design. Whether starting her own preventive health company, launching a healthcare technology app, or beginning a social impact company that empowers young women to pursue their dreams and reach the highest heights, she pursues her passions of improving people’s lives and their communities. As the Chief Operations Officer and co-founder of Magna Carta Health, she is changing the game in preventive healthcare in Nigeria. In her role, she bridges health care gaps, and increases access to healthcare with the aid of technology. Magna Carta Health currently serves 15,000 patients a year and counting. Adeyemi’s latest entrepreneurial pursuits include building an app that helps doctors better serve communities by increasing access to care, and launching a new platform, Mentoring Her, that connects female seeking mentorship with those looking to provide it. Mentoring Her is a social networking platform that uses machine learning to virtually connect to create relationships that significantly increase their potential. In addition to her MPH from JHSPH, Adeyemi received her medical degree from Olabisi Onabanjo University in Nigeria and an MLA from Harvard University.
Americo Nobre Amorim, School of Education 2018
Americo Nobre Goncalves Ferreira Amorim has been an entrepreneur in his native Brazil since he was 15 years old. Starting out as a DJ, he combined his love of teaching children to play music with a personal desire to reduce illiteracy in his country. In Brazil where more than half of children were graduating from third grade without the ability to read, Americo started his career developing games that were easily accessible by low-resource schools and low-income families. These educational games are now being translated into English and Spanish to gain a broader global reach. Americo also developed a platform that allows teachers and students to create their own interactive content and distribute them offline on computers, smartphones, and tablets. In recent years, he has developed more than 20 innovative projects that are currently used by millions of students in public and private schools.
Indu Bhushan, Bloomberg School of Public Health 1993, 1996
Indu Bhushan, PhD, MHS, has a professional career spanning 37 years across a multitude of sectors. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology-Banaras Hindu University (IIT BHU) and IIT Delhi, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. After serving in the Indian Administrative Service for nine years, he worked as Senior Economist with the World Bank Group before moving to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). While at the Asian Development Bank, he served as Director General, East Asia Department; has held multiple positions including Director General, Strategy and Policy Department; and has led ADB’s engagement with China, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Mongolia, and Taiwan, including management of $12.6 billion portfolio comprising 113 projects. Dr. Bhushan administered and provided oversight to sectors like energy; environment; natural resources and agriculture; transport; public management; financial sector and regional cooperation; and urban health and education. He also supervised ADB’s resident missions in China and Mongolia. Currently, Dr. Bhushan serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB – PMJAY), massive health assurance scheme of the Government of India, also referred to as “Modicare.” This is the largest fully government funded health assurance scheme in the world and covers more than 500 million people for secondary and tertiary care. He is also supervising the implementation of the National Digital Health Mission, which seeks to establish an interoperable digital health infrastructure across the country.
Pandora Hardtman, School of Nursing 1996
Pandora has gained 23 plus years of nursing and midwifery experience working in a variety of women’s healthcare settings in the US, Caribbean, Southeast Asia, the Arab states, and Africa. After her BSN at Johns Hopkins, she obtained, an MSc in Nursing from the University of California Los Angeles, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, focusing on regulation and clinical practice related to the International Competencies for Midwifery focusing on family planning and post abortion care. She has helped bring into being over 2,500 babies on four continents, and has many midwife sons and daughters spread throughout the globe. She serves as Midwifery Capacity Building Consultant for European and US agencies, including the UNFPA, DFID, GIZ, the Belgian Development Corporation, HRH 2030, the White Ribbon Alliance, and Engender /Health Fistula Care. She also specializes in program implementation for midwifery/maternal child health services in low resourced and conflict/fragile settings. She was selected to serve as the only American Midwifery Mentor for the J & J sponsored International Confederation of Midwives – Young Midwife Leaders – Rwanda, 2016-2018, and continues to mentor midwives in all of the countries where she has worked. Pandora continues to serve as a voice for improvements in MNH care, bridging multiple continents, and is a credit to her fundamental Hopkins education.
Kenneth Jarrett, School of Advanced International Studies, Nanjing 1989