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Jeanette Vega is the Director of Fonasa, the National Chilean Public Health Insurance Agency (FONASA) since March 2014. Dr. Vega has over 20 years of experience in international health. Her areas of expertise include social determinants of healthy, health equity and health systems.  Prior to being appointed as Director of Fonasa by President Michelle Bachelet, Dr. Vega served as Managing Director of Health at The Rockefeller Foundation.  She was Vice Minister of Health in Chile, between 2008 and 2010, leading the country’s 13-step agenda for equity in health. Before that, Dr. Vega served as a Director at the World Health Organization in Geneva, where she led the equity in health agenda, looking at the social determinants of health and health systems. Dr. Vega started her career as a medical doctor in Chile specializing in Family Medicine. She has a master’s degree in Public Health from the Universidad de Chile and a Ph.D. in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


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