Alumnae Achievement Awards
Ophelia Dahl DS’94
Global Public Health Activist
Ophelia Dahl DS’94 has worked as an advocate for the health and rights
of the poor for
over twenty years. She is a founding trustee and currently
the executive director of Partners in Health, a Boston
based non-profit health care organization dedicated to
providing the benefits of modern medical science to some
of the most impoverished areas of the world.
Ms. Dahl’s leadership, Partners
in Health forged groundbreaking successes in treating
of the poor and promoting health and human rights in
areas of the world that have been ravaged by political
conflict, poverty, and international neglect. Perhaps
most notably, Partners in Health has developed community-based
programs to combat HIV/AIDS and treatment projects for
multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis, especially in Haiti,
Peru, Russia, and Rwanda.
2005, Partners in Health was awarded the Conrad N.
Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the world’s largest
humanitarian award. Ms. Dahl, together with PIH co-founder,
Dr. Paul Farmer received the Union Award in December
2006. She also serves on the board of her family’s
foundation to honor the work of her father, the late
writer Roald Dahl.
Ms. Dahl was the 2006 Wellesley College commencement
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