It is no secret that at this point, humanity is facing plenty of significant challenges that scale at an international level, and despite how evolved most things are for humanity, some of these issues are far from getting resolved. Take, for example, the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing battle against global warming. These two are just the tip of the iceberg despite being the root for some more problematic setbacks. As humankind struggles to survive these adversities, people like Sara Ketabi are zealously coming up with innovative ways to aid humankind in this blaring fight against many global concerns.
Sara Ketabi is an Iranian-American activist who grew up in a humble neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. Despite the lack of opportunities that posed difficulties, Sara vanquished them with drive and perseverance. Now, she is on a humanitarian mission to transform the ever-evolving world through data, strategic governance, and sustainability.
After taking two gap years off school to pursue foreign policy and international development research, receiving over $100,000 in research funding from government partners abroad to conduct governance and sustainability consulting in developing nations, she is now a global policy advisor, entrepreneur, and senior government consultant specializing in government and global health research. Sara is responsible for working with several international governments, including UN agencies, universities, and organizations to promote and expedite high-impact, cross-sectoral partnerships for more sustainable development.
Sara has made a world of a difference throughout the years, but among Sara’s many accomplishments, her launching of Hale is one of the standouts. Hale is Africa’s first-ever science diplomacy and global health-policy consulting NGO for governments worldwide. The program can do plenty, including raising the aptitude for science, technology, and innovation for the UN Sustainable Development Goals through its globally recognized data initiative, the legislative process, long-term infrastructure, multi-disciplinary education, and health summits.
Back in October 2019, Hale Inc. was able to perfect a health data initiative with Ministers of Health in twelve countries for the sole purpose of generating a unified front of data scientists, policy researchers, UN leaders, and government leaders devoted to an extensive health policy reform—an initiative in collaboration with the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), UNICEF, WHO, Stanford, to name a few.
Hale Inc.’s most notable achievement is passing national legislation in Congo, paving the way for a brand-new system operation to be implemented unifying clinicians, hospitals, and regionally stationed government officials to streamline data solutions for a community-based, public health policy development, as well as improve the standards of institutional transparency across the Congo.
For the most part, the organization is working hard to provide ample and significant information about specific issues like malaria, HIV, and malnourishment—rampant concerns that pester Congo. In addition, Hale Inc. provides several professional community-driven statistics to ministers along with an uncomplicated directive on creating their own independent and sustainable procedures to encourage an active feedback loop between the public and the private sector, helping over 500,000 people in the nation and more. Currently, Hale is working tirelessly to facilitate policy dialogue on global health issues in the UN while working with faculty to launch the Stanford Health and Governance Innovation Lab as a centralized platform for data initiative.
Hale Inc. has opened numerous opportunities for Sara. Still, it’s not just the organization that defines her—she is also responsible for CollatEd Lab, an international-development NGO that provides expertise in technical policymaking in 111 nations. In addition, she’s been participating in UN assemblies, summits, and more to disclose her noble cause to help humanity.