Ophelia Dahl
American activist and lawyer
Ophelia Dahl
Ophelia Magdalena Dahl is an American social justice and health care advocate. As of January 2008, Dahl is the president and executive director of Partners In Health (PIH), a Boston, Massachusetts-based non-profit health care organization dedicated to providing a "preferential option for the poor.
Biography
Ophelia Dahl's personal information overview.
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Roald Dahl's daughter Ophelia on her childhood and "magical dad"
Yahoo News - about 2 years
In an exclusive and personal interview, Ophelia Dahl, daughter of author Roald Dahl, sat down with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric to discuss a letter he wrote about the measles vaccine, originally published in 1988, that went viral this week.
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Ophelia Dahl exclusive: The story behind Roald Dahl's letter
Yahoo News - about 2 years
In an exclusive interview, Ophelia Dahl, daughter of Roald Dahl, sat down with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric to discuss the letter her father wrote that captured the world’s attention this week, the sister she never knew and the anti-vaccination debate that’s taken over the country.
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Christy Turlington Burns: Every Mother Counts in Haiti
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
As a Global Maternal Health Advocate, I get to travel the world quite a bit meeting individuals and visiting programs with tremendous potential and incredible vision to improve the quality of life for countless others. These trips help to educate me about the challenges and solutions facing vulnerable populations, particularly mothers and children, in regions where maternal and infant mortality ratios are disproportionate. When I visit many of these places on behalf of Every Mother Counts (EMC), the campaign I founded to reduce preventable deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth around the world, I am reminded that what's often most needed is education and access to others who are educated. When I say education, that includes primary and secondary schooling, yes, but there are many other levels of education that are also required to meet and improve upon the health needs of so many. Sexual and reproductive health education and human rights education are almost always lackin ...
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Her Father's Tales
Wall Street Journal - almost 4 years
Story time was special when you were a child of author Roald Dahl. A Cultural Conversation with Ophelia Dahl, whose father wrote such classic books as "Matilda," the musical adaptation of which opens on Broadway April 11.
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Getting life off the page and into the reader's imagination: an interview with ... - Dowser
Google News - almost 6 years
I remember once the book was done having a conversation with [Partners in Health Executive Director] Ophelia Dahl about how I needed to be careful not to seem too partial. And then after the book was done, I thought, really, why was that?
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OFFICE SPACE: THE BOSS; Imagine Big, Start Small
NYTimes - over 10 years
I HAD extraordinary parents, Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal, who were both adventurous, and that filtered down to me. My father went off exploring as a teenager, and my mother left her Southern town to pursue acting. I decided to leave my idyllic childhood in the English countryside to go to Haiti at age 18. Before that, I had always thought I wanted
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Cash Collectors For Kerry Race Run the Gamut
NYTimes - over 12 years
Behind the story of John Kerry's extraordinary turnabout -- one that catapulted him out of debt into becoming the best-financed presidential challenger in campaign history -- are people like Bobby Savoie. A New Orleans executive and nuclear waste expert, Mr. Savoie began raising money for Mr. Kerry after Richard A. Gephardt, whom Mr. Savoie counts
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ophelia Dahl
    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 46
    In 2011, she was named by the Boston Globe as one of the three Bostonians of the Year, along with her Partners in Health co-founder, Paul Farmer and a senior member of Partners in Health, Louise Ivers.
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  • 2010
    Age 45
    This was mainly due to her and the charity's response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
    More Details Hide Details She has also been selected by Social Capital Inc. SCI)as a 2011 SCI Idealist Award recipient, to be given on March 30, 2011.
  • 2008
    Age 43
    As of January 2008, Dahl is the president and executive director of Partners In Health (PIH), a Boston, Massachusetts-based non-profit health care organization dedicated to providing a "preferential option for the poor."
    More Details Hide Details She first encountered Paul Farmer, the future co-founder of PIH, as an eighteen-year-old volunteer in Haiti, and has since dedicated her life to advocating for social justice and healthcare equity. As a co-founder and key member of the PIH team, Dahl was featured prominently in Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, Tracy Kidder's book describing the work of the organization and the life of Dr. Farmer. In December, 2006, Ophelia Dahl and Paul Farmer received the Union Medal from Union Theological Seminary in New York.
  • 2006
    Age 41
    Dahl graduated from Wellesley College as a Davis Scholar and delivered Wellesley's 2006 commencement address.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 38
    Dahl is the daughter of actress Patricia Neal and author Roald Dahl. Dahl contributed to the 2003 book The Roald Dahl Treasury, a collection of her father's stories, memoirs, letters and poetry, and is currently writing a memoir of her father.
    More Details Hide Details She is a trustee of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, a registered charity with the mission of "telling Roald Dahl’s life story, to care for his archive and to promote a love of creative writing in everyone."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Born
    Born on May 12, 1964.
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