07 June 2021
Watch Dame Sally Davies’ interview with the Co-chairs of The Trinity Challenge Judging Panel here
The Honourable Mark Dybul, MD, is the Co-Director of the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact, and Professor in the Department of Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is also a Chair and Fellow with the Joep Lange Institute. A well-recognised global health expert and humanitarian, Dr. Dybul has served as Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and as the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, overseeing the implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Mark has been enthused by the level of diversity and innovative creativity he has seen in the finalists’ submissions to The Trinity Challenge.
“The Trinity Challenge is something we absolutely need, playing a significant role in driving innovation for the future…It’s a fantastic mix of private and public sector, working together...that’s one of the advantages of challenges like TTC, as they provide an opportunity to support these collaborations”
Mark served as a HIV research fellow at the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) under director Dr. Anthony Fauci in the late 1990’s. He went on to lead President George W. Bush’s International Prevention of Mother and Child HIV initiative for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and was named the Global AIDS Coordinator for the U.S. In this role, Mark led the implementation of PEPFAR, a health initiative he helped create. He later became the inaugural Global Health Fellow of the George W. Bush Institute.
Tsitsi is a philanthropist and social entrepreneur, devoted to empowering young people in Africa, through technology-enabled access to quality education and leadership development. She is Executive Chair and Co-Founder of the Higherlife Foundation. The foundation’s primary goal is to invest in human capital development to build thriving communities and sustainable livelihoods, with interventions targeted at education, health, rural transformation, and disaster relief. As a result of her work and experience, establishing and growing Higherlife Foundation over the last twenty years, Tsitsi has become an advisor and thought partner to universities, national leaders, and social entrepreneurs on issues of education, leadership development, and youth empowerment.
Since taking on the role of Co-chair of the panel of judges at The Trinity Challenge, Tsitsi has been impressed with the scope of solutions presented in the finalists’ applications.
“Sometimes we have difficulty, especially in philanthropy, where we go for solutions based on emotions and feelings. It’s so great to see solutions that are coming from a community of experts, working with governments, and utilising the intersection of policy and technology in providing pragmatic solutions to pandemics”
In her philanthropic work, Tsitsi Masiyiwa has worked with many local and international organizations dedicated to improving the livelihood of children. Most notably, Tsitsi has worked with World Vision, Imbuto Foundation, Let Girls Learn, ENDFund, PATH.