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.”
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