Sarah Raphar, adviser to Barack Obama, is leaving White House for Clinton Foundation

The longtime health adviser to the White House, Ms. Raphar, will be joining the Clinton Foundation “as part of a rotation with former President Clinton,” said the statement. She also played a key role in the implementation of President Barack Obama’s health care initiative and planned the strategy for a rise in vaccination in the United States.

“There are really a lot of people out there that need my time,” Ms. Raphar said when asked about the position. “I can’t tell you how excited I am to have the opportunity to work with a lot of the best people in the world — in a lot of areas.”

On Thursday, Ms. Raphar hasa conference call with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will present at a health and infectious diseases conference held at the White House and will spend a day with the secretary of health and human services. She also told friends she intends to continue her career as a doctor.

“Certainly, I’ll be a physician when I’m 65,” she said. “I’m having too much fun.”

Read the full story at PBS NewsHour.

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