Juliette M Tuakli


Juliette has been a trustee since 2018. A former International Board member and Chair of Ethics Board and Medical Reviews from 2010 – 2020, she oversaw the launch of an Africa-wide Safe Surgical partnership between Mercy Ships and WHO in June 2022.

JM Tuakli is a transformational Physician Leader with extensive medical, philanthropic, executive business and horticultural experience. She has achieved significant, sustainable impacts in Public Health, Pediatrics, Ethics, Philanthropy and Horticulture in Africa, USA and Europe.

Completing her 3-year term as Chair, Board of Trustees, United Way Worldwide (UWW), Dr Tuakli has overseen a diversification and strengthening of the organisation’s Governance, Leadership and Management within a complex global context and receipt of multimillion-dollar donations related to her strategic leadership consolidation. She is a Zenith Bank; Independent Non-Executive Board member where she has strengthened relational dynamics between the Bank and the communities served. She serves annually as a judge (Health)for the El-Zayed Sustainability Prize; in UAE, since 2019. Dr Tuakli remains a Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative International Board member (CHRI). She recently joined the board of the Global Vaccine Network.

Juliette M Tuakli

She was a WHO – TDR Advisory Council member for several years. She has had a highly successful and acclaimed medical practice in Accra, Ghana for over 15 years.

Dr Tuakli co-founded the MOREMI-UN Women Girls’ Leadership & Development program and led WISE – Women’s Initiative for Self-Empowerment for several years. The African Union has recognised her contributions in Africa.

Prior to working in Ghana, Dr Tuakli was the first African female medical Professor at Harvard Medical School. Her groundbreaking community research/ service work at Children’s Hospital of Boston led to a new Community Medicine Department. In Boston, she served on the Harvard School of Public Health’s Child Health Advisory Board, AIDS Commission, World Education, Boston Conservatory of Music and other Boards receiving several awards. These included:

A Global Citizens Award from the UN and several Leadership awards from Boston’s Head Start, US Women’s Organizations, Nigerian Diaspora Organizations and others.