UN Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria
Mr. Chambers is the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria. A philanthropist, he has directed most of his efforts toward improving the health and well being of children. He is the Founding Chairman of the Points of Light Foundation and co-founded, with Colin Powell, the America’s Promise Alliance. Mr. Chambers is the Co-Founder of the National Mentoring Partnership, and of Malaria No More.
In February 2008, the Secretary-General of the United Nations appointed Mr. Chambers as his first Special Envoy for Malaria. Visibility, awareness, and funding for malaria have each increased exponentially since then, with over $4 billion raised, over 1 billion mosquito nets distributed and millions of treatment courses administered.
In February 2013 the Secretary-General expanded Mr Chambers’s mandate as his first Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals – the internationally agreed set of humanitarian targets. In that role, Mr. Chambers served as one of the UN Secretary-General’s MDG Advocates. Mr. Chambers currently chairs the Global Health Alliance. He is also Co-Chairman of the Board of GBCHealth.
In his business career, Mr. Chambers was Chairman of Wesray Capital Corporation, which he co-founded with Former Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. William E. Simon.