Speakers and Moderators
Carlos Aguilar has worked with several countries in Latin America, Europe and Africa, in the promotion of human rights and the fight against inequality, as well as climate change. With Oxfam, he worked in campaigns and programmes related to trade, right to food and climate. In recent years, he worked as country director in Bolivia. He is currently responsible for Oxfam’s work on Climate Justice in Latin America.
Alejandro Alemán es coordinador de Climate Action Network América Latina. Desde hace más de 15 años ha dado seguimiento a las negociaciones internacionales de Cambio Climático que tienen lugar en la CMNUCC.
Tahir Amin is a founder and executive director of I-MAK. He has over 25 years of experience in intellectual property (IP) law, during which he has practiced with two of the leading IP law firms in the UK and served as IP Counsel for multinational corporations. His work with I-MAK focuses on re-shaping IP laws and the related global political economy to better serve the public interest, by changing the structural power dynamics that allow health and economic inequities to persist.
Baba Aye is an eco-socialist and the health and social sector officer of Public Services International (PSI). He is also a co-president of the Geneva Global Health Hub (G2H2). He worked for the Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria for two decades, leaving in 2016 to join PSI. During this period, he also served as Deputy National Secretary of the Labour Party (Nigeria) and founding Coordinating Secretary of the West African Health Sector Unions Network (WAHSUN). Over the past seven years, he has served on several technical experts’ bodies and guideline development groups of the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labour Organisation (ILO).
Prof Brook Baker (virtual) – Health GAP: Brook is a senior policy analyst for Health GAP (Global Access Project) and is actively engaged in campaigns for universal access to treatment, prevention, and care for people living with HIV/AIDS, especially expanded and improved medical treatment. He is also a professor of law at Northeastern University and an honorary research fellow at the University of KwaZulu Natal in Durban, South Africa.
Solange Baptiste is Executive Director of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC). She leads community activists and allies across the globe to deliver ITPC’s mission to enable people in need to access optimal and affordable HIV treatment through health education, demand creation, community-led monitoring and interventions to make medicines more affordable. Although HIV is the focus of her work, it is an entry point to the right to health, leading her to also work in HIV-related diseases such as TB as well as in chronic illnesses like diabetes.
Luz Marina Umbasia Bernal. Abogada, especialista en Derecho Administrativo, Magister en Relaciones y Negocios Internacionales. Experta en temas de acceso a medicamentos y P.I, DDHH, trabajo interdisciplinario, atención en salud y trabajo con poblaciones vulnerables. Se ha desempeñado en diferentes cargos tales como Coordinadora de la Mesa de Organizaciones con Trabajo en VIH, miembro del MCP en Colombia, asesora jurídica e investigadora con Ligasida, Fundación Henry Ardila, IFARMA, ITPC LATCA, GHP Corp., Colegio Nacional de Bacteriología Colombia y Public Citizen. Ha liderado procesos de trabajo en red a nivel nacional y latinoamericano, generando espacios de discusión relacionados con derecho a la salud, acceso a medicamentos, P.I E I&D y aplicación de flexibilidades ADPIC para medicamentos VIH; Hepatitis C, COVID 19, MPX; TB, Ca, en LAC, participó en la creación de la Red de Medicamentos de Guatemala y Plataforma PVA LAC.
Dra. Vivian Tatiana Camacho Hinojosa- Health Minister Bolivia (virtual)
Dra. Vivian Tatiana Camacho Hinojosa is the National Director of Ancestral Traditional Medicine within the Vice Ministry of Ancestral Traditional Medicine of the Ministry of Health of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. She is also a High-Level Commissioner for “Alma Ata 40 years” in the Americas Region for the Pan American Health Organization. With extensive experience in the health sector, Dr. Camacho has worked as the Coordinator of Health for the Bolivia Peoples, represented the Andean Region in the Latin American Coordination within the World Movement for Peoples’ Health, and is a Quechua Midwife and Promoter of Respectful Birth and Ancestral Midwifery. As an Indigenous Communicator and member of the Red del Abya Yala de Comunicación Indígena, Dr. Camacho is committed to promoting ancestral knowledge of Indigenous peoples as a Specialist Surgeon in Interculturality and Health.
Sandro Cezar é servidor do Ministério da Saúde, Ex-Presidente da CNTSS/CUT, Presidente da CUT/RJ e Membro do Comitê Interamerica da ISP .
Marina Cortez is a Sociologist at the Eqüit Institute. Since 2007, she has dedicated research on topics such as the world of work, public policies, health and epistemology of medicine, always from a feminist and gender perspective. Between 2016 and 2017, she worked as a professor in the Department of Bioethics of UFRJ. In 2013,she joined the Eqüit Institute, a feminist organization founded in Rio de Janeiro in 2003 dedicated to macroeconomic issues and their impacts on the lives of women and their territories. Currently she works on projects and research on climate change in the Amazon and the reproductive and care work performed by women. She does so in partnership with organized groups of women from the North, Northeast and Midwest regions of Brazil.
Nasha Cuvelier is an Environmental Scientist, Climate Activist and a Co-founder of “Sustentabilidad Sin Fronteras”. She is a member of RCOY-Latinoamérica organization, an OYW Ambassador and consultant to UNDP and UNICEF.
Evita Das is an urban researcher who works on issues of caste and housing. She is associated with Pakistan India Peoples Forum for Peace and Democracy. She is also spearheading the peoples commission and public inquiry committees process- seeking truth accountability and Justice in the pandemic and post pandemic period
Eloísa Machado de Almeida: Professora da FGV Direito SP. Doutora em Direito pela USP e mestre em Ciências Sociais pela PUCSP. Fundadora do Coletivo de Advocacia em Direitos Humanos – CADHu. Conselheira do Instituto Pro Bono e do Fiquem Sabendo. Coordenadora do centro de pesquisa Supremo em Pauta FGV Direito SP. Ganhadora do Outstanding International Woman Lawyer Award, dado pela International Bar Association (IBA) 2018-2019.
Rajnia de Vito is an associate of the Feminists for a People’s Vaccine campaign since 2021. She is a feminist activist, has a degree in International Relations, a Master’s in Sociology and is a specialist in gender and sexuality.
Nick Dearden has been the director of Global Justice Now since 2013, and a campaigner against corporate globalization and for global economic justice for over 20 years. He was a leading voice in the UK and European movement against the now‑abandoned EU‑US trade deal (TTIP), and subsequently against the US-UK trade deal, about which he wrote a short book, Trade Secrets. He regularly contributes political analysis to publications including The Guardian, Al Jazeera and Open Democracy. His new book, Pharmanomics, will be published by Verso in 2023.
Natalia Echegoyemberry Es integrante del Grupo de Investigación Persona-Ambiente de la Universidade da Coruña (GRIPA) a cargo del Dr. Ricardo García Mirá (España).Fue coordinadora del “Foro Permanente del Acceso a la Justicia y Derecho a la Salud en contexto de pandemia” para el Proyecto DIRAJus de la Agencia Alemana de Cooperación GIZ y CEJA (2021). Es Coordinadora Académica de la Maestría de Gestión de Sistemas y Servicios de Salud de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR), investigadora y docente de posgrado en Universidades públicas y privadas (UNR/ISALUD). Es consultora técnica sanitaria. Trabajó en la defensa de los derechos humanos en la Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ, Argentina) en el Programa de acceso a la Justicia y Acción legal comunitaria donde tiene a cargo proyectos de investigación y formulación de políticas públicas.
Lanz Espacio leads the regional campaign work of People’s Vaccine Alliance in Asia. He brings together members based in the region to echo the voice of marginalized peoples, bring public attention to worsening health and social inequalities and motivating key stakeholders in the region to support the Alliance’s demands.
Fatima Hassan is a human rights lawyer and social justice activist and the founder and Director of the Health Justice Initiative. She is the recipient of the 2022 Calgary Peace Prize. She has dedicated her professional life to defending and promoting human rights in South Africa, especially in the field of HIV/AIDS and recently, COVID-19. She is on the board of Global Witness and serves on the advisory group of Resolve to Save Lives.
Frida Romay Hidalgo
Es una joven activista y abogada feminista egresada de la UNAM. Actualmente es jefa de la causa de Salud y Bienestar en Nosotrxs, coordinando los Colectivos: Cero Desabasto y Médicxs en Formación. Se ha especializado en abogacía e incidencia política en salud, derechos humanos, salud pública, resistencia antimicrobiana y bioética. Es cofundadora de la asociación civil “Latinxs Against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)” que tiene como objetivo sensibilizar a la población sobre la problemática de Resistencia Antimicrobiana. Asimismo, funge como consultora jurídica en la iniciativa “Oaxaca Libre de Chagas” y es una de las líderes de Women in Global Health, capítulo México.
Vitor Ido é doutor em direito pela Universidade de São Paulo e pesquisador do South Centre, organização intergovernamental de 55 países do Sul Global baseada em Genebra. Vitor atua no apoio a negociações e atividades de capacitação nas áreas de propriedade intelectual, saúde, concorrência, economia digital e proteção aos conhecimentos tradicionais há mais de 10 anos.
Javier Llamoza Jacinto Profesional Químico Farmacéutico, con estudios de post grado en la Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Maros, ESAN y la Universidad de Lima, Past Decano del Colegio Químico Farmacéutico de Lima, Miembro titular del Consejo Nacional de Salud 2021-2023, Investigador en Acción Internacional para la Salud – Perú, miembro de la “Alianza LAC Global, por el acceso a medicamentos esenciales” y de la “Red Latinoamericana por el acceso a medicamentos”, activista por la salud, Consultor de Gobierna Consultores y de organizaciones como Medicine Patent Pool, Fio Cruz, Innovarte, Oxfam, IFARMA, USAID entre otros.
Tian Johnson is the Founder and Lead of the African Alliance, queer advocate and member of the South African Ministerial Advisory Committee on the COVID-19 vaccine, Tian has, for nearly two decades, worked on a vast range of development areas with a track record of navigating and influencing policy and community spaces from “grassroots” to “grasstops”. Tian’s work has centered around strengthening community-based and national networks of AIDS service organisations, access to education for girls, the prevention of gender-based violence, creating and sustaining networks of people with HIV and documenting South Africa’s integrated strategy for the prevention of, response to and support for survivors of sexual assault.
Lamah Kamel is a right-to-health researcher with experience in health laws, local administration and international public policy. She studied Law and did a Master’s in Health Law. She has worked as a consultant for the WHO, and as a principal investigator in extensive research on the legal frameworks pertaining to the right to health together with the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.
Matt Kirkegaard is a political scientist and coordinator of the Observatory of the Progressive International. He also manages relations with Progressive International’s member organizations including dozens of trade unions, social movements, and political parties from across the world. As a Fulbright scholar, Matt received a masters degree in water security and international development at the University of East Anglia, UK, focusing his studies on transboundary water conflicts and struggles for decolonial water reform. He has previously worked as a grassroots political organizer, educator and a researcher in the field of political ecology. Originally from Utah, United States he has spent much of the last decade living in Colombia, the UK, and Brazil. He now resides in central France.
Desta Lakew leads global partnerships for Africa. Desta has served on the Executive and Senior Management teams of Amref since 2014. Desta leads thought leadership and external engagements at the corporate headquarters of Amref working closely with global partners and the senior leadership team of Amref Health Africa. She was instrumental in the establishment and leadership of the first bi-annual Africa Health Agenda International Conference in 2014; leading a global south dialogue knowledge exchange platform on Universal Health Coverage in Africa and Asia; and launching various campaigns including Communities at the Heart of UHC global advocacy campaign
Gadir Lavadenz is the Global coordinator for the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice-DCJ. Before DCJ, Gadir acted as the Global coordinator for the CBD Alliance that concentrates its work around the Convention on Biological Diversity. He was also a member of the official negotiation team of Bolivia to the UNFCCC, CBD, Rio+20 and other multilateral spaces. Gadir provided technical assistance to Bolivia´s indigenous delegation to international meetings and has been part of several projects with the Minister of Environment of his country. He participated actively in the organization of the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth Rights and is also the Founder of the intentional community La Casa de les Ningunes as well as part of several international communities and spaces exploring new alternatives to the current development system.
Guillaume Long is a senior policy analyst at CEPR. Prior to joining CEPR, Guillaume held several cabinet positions in the government of Ecuador, including Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Culture, and Minister of Knowledge and Human Talent. He also served as Ecuador’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva. At the multilateral level, Guillaume has led initiatives on tax havens, bilateral investment treaties, and a UN treaty on human rights and transnational corporations. Guillaume’s research focuses primarily on the foreign policy of Latin American states, regionalism and integration in Latin America (including the workings of the OAS, UNASUR, CELAC, and other regional bodies), and US-Latin American relations. In 2022, Guillaume co-authored a paper on the relaunch of UNASUR.
Luciana Lopes. Diretora Executiva da Universidades Aliadas por Medicamentos Essenciais (UAEM) no Brasil e América Latina. Farmacêutica, Mestre em Saúde Pública e Doutoranda em Saúde Pública pela Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG).
Fernanda Martins é advogada e secretária da Articulação Internacional dos Atingidos e Atingidas pela Vale.
Othoman Mellouk is an expert in the field of access to medicines in developing countries. He is the head of the intellectual property and access to medicines program within ITPC (the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition). He currently coordinates the “Make Medicines Affordable” campaign, covering 17 middle-income countries between Latin America, South East Asia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia and Morocco. He is a member of several international committees including: the Strategic and Technical Advisory Committee to the WHO Director General on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STIs (STAC), and more recently the WHO International Emergency Committee on monkeypox.
Sotiris Missailidis – Fiocruz;
Post-doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences and molecular biology from the Universities of Nottingham and Cambridge (England). Master’s degree and doctorate in Chemistry from the University of York (England). Graduated in Biology from The American University of Athens (Greece). Broad R&D experience, principally in the development and production of Vaccines, Biologics and Diagnostics. Development of high affinity reagents for therapeutic and diagnostic applications. He was awarded by the European Association for Cancer Reaseach (EACR). He has been a professor at The Open University and a visiting professor at the Universities of Lisbon (Portugal), Paris (France), and Patras (Greece), as well as at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). He was founder and director of Euzoia Limited (UK). At Fiocruz he was senior visiting researcher at the Laboratory of Hantaviroses and Rickettsioses at the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (IOC) and specialist at the Monoclonal Antibody Technology laboratory in Bio-Manguinhos. He is currently the R&D Director at Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz.
Mychelle Alves é Presidenta do Sindicato das trabalhadoras e trabalhadores da Fiocruz (Asfoc-SN) e Pesquisadora em Saúde Pública da Fiocruz. Militante e ativista pelos direitos das trabalhadoras e trabalhadores, saúde pública, movimento negro, feminismo e direitos humanos.
Sofía Montenegro es politóloga, obtuvo un Máster en Opinión Pública y Comportamiento Político en la Universidad de Essex. Hizo una pasantía en la organización Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action en América Latina y fue seleccionada para la Fellowship de Escuela de Datos para el programa sobre Contrataciones Abiertas en Guatemala (2018). Coordina el programa Vacunas y desigualdad Oxfam-LAC.
Kota Mulanji (Regina Nogueira), is a Pediatric Doctor and a Bantu African tradition activist. She founded the Grio Pedagogical Center for Reterritorialization and Black Citizenship in Pelotas and Porto Alegre. She has worked in various health programs and been active in the control and advisory committees of several health organizations. Regina is a founder of the MONABANTU national movement and currently serves as the National Executive Coordinator of FONSANPOTMA, the National Forum for Food and Nutritional Security of Traditional Peoples of African Matrix. She is a researcher at FIOCRUZ and a consultant for URGS, conducting several projects related to the aforementioned forum.
Tatiana Oliveira é PhD Ciência Política/Relações Internacionais, além de Ecofeminista. Acompanha os principais eventos e debates sobre as mudanças climáticas, com foco em extrativismo, logística e finanças. Atualmente é Assessora de Políticas Públicas e Direitos Socioambientais no Instituto de Estudos Socioeconômicos (Inesc) e é pesquisadora vinculada ao Núcleo de Altos Estudos Amazônicos da Universidade Federal do Pará (NAEA/UFPA).
Elizabeth Peredo is a Bolivian Social Psychologist, researcher, writer and activist with a focus on water, environmental and gender rights. She has advocated for indigenous women’s rights, and has published and campaigned for domestic workers in her country. In 2002 she became involved in activism for water and climate justice. She has coordinated national and regional campaigns for water as a common good, for people’s integration and for climate justice for social transformation. She is active in working groups and institutional boards on environmental justice and systemic alternatives in Bolivia, Latin América and Europe.
Sangeeta Shashikant is the coordinator of Third World Network’s Development and Intellectual Property programme. She has 20 years of research and advocacy experience in intellectual property and public policy matters in particular access to medicines. She analyzes and engages with discussions on intellectual property and public policy at international organizations including the World Trade Organization and the World Health Organization. She has authored several papers and articles addressing the effects of intellectual property on access.
Maaza Seyoum is an Ethiopian feminist who has been working in the field of global health for close to two decades. As Global South Convenor for the People’s Vaccine Alliance, Maaza advocated for health equity while building partnerships with and between of civil society groups in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Before shifting her efforts to the COVID-19 response, she was focused on HIV treatment and research programs in East and Southern Africa, where almost all her work included a spotlight on the lives and needs of marginalized communities. Maaza will be joining Oxfam USA’s Alliances and Strategic Partnerships Department shortly where, as Senior Advisor, she will continue to create connections and strive for a more just and equal world.
Dr. Louis Snyman heads up the Mining and Environmental Justice programme at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies at Wits University. Louis possesses an LLB, LLM in Environmental Law and a Doctorate (PhD) in environmental spatial planning and rural development. He and his team have been engaging in research, advocacy and litigation in and around the mineral-based social benefit system in South Africa for the last 10 years.
SungHee Oh has served as the Director of International Relations of the Korean Public and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU) since August 2020, following her work at the Korean Government Employees’ Union and the GM Korea branch of the Korean Metal Workers’ Union (KMWU). Her areas of expertise and interests encompass publicness of public & social services, labor rights, women’s rights, and past human rights violations committed by state violence.
Richard Parker is President and Director of the Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association (ABIA) and Co-Coordinator (together with Sonia Corrêa) of Sexuality Policy Watch (SPW) based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as well as Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Global Public Health. He is Professor Emeritus of Sociomedical Sciences and Anthropology and a member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University in New York City. His research focuses on the social and political dimensions of HIV and AIDS as well as global health more broadly and he is especially well-known for his work on stigma and discrimination, health and human rights, and health and social justice.
Susana Ploeg is a lawyer and doctoral candidate in law at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). Currently, she serves as the executive coordinator of the Working Group on Intellectual Property of the Brazilian Network for the Integration of Peoples (GTPI/Rebrip) as part of the Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association (ABIA).
Agung Prakoso works for Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ), a civil society organization based in Jakarta, Indonesia.He is the Program Officer on Health Issues. IGJ focuses on advocacy on liberalization issues such as WTO, FTA, International agreement, and other relevant issues. During the pandemic of COVID-19, IGJ focused on access to COVID-19 tools (vaccine, diagnostic, therapeutics) and supported the TRIPS Waiver proposal at national level and international levels, including with the G20 Indonesia Presidency.
Renate Reis é Doutora em Políticas Públicas, Estratégias e Desenvolvimento pela UFRJ, com tese sobre Grupos de Pressão no Congresso Nacional em relação ao processo de aprovação da Lei de Patentes brasileira. Profissional de policy/Advocacy e advogada de propriedade industrial, com ênfase em acesso a medicamentos. Atualmente é Diretora Executiva de Médicos Sem Fronteiras-Brasil. Especialista em Acesso Humanitário na América Latina em Médicos Sem Fronteiras – Bélgica entre 2017-2020. Foi Relações Institucionais e responsável por advocacia no MSF Brasil por 5 anos. Foi coordenadora de projetos/Advocacy na Associação Brasileira Interdisciplinar de AIDS – ABIA, onde coordenou o Grupo de Trabalho sobre Propriedade Intelectual da REBRIP, que congregava 17 organizações da sociedade civil, por 7 anos. Professora de Advocacy e de Ajuda Humanitária no Mestrado Profissional em Análise e Gestão de Políticas Internacionais: Resolução de Conflitos e Cooperação para o Desenvolvimento (MAPI) da PUC Rio. Foi membro da Task Force Global Health Diplomacy and Cooperation da Comissão LANCET para COVID-19, membro do Conselho de Administração da CONECTAS Direitos Humanos e do Conselho Consultivo do Vital Strategies.
Asia Russell has been a leader in the fight against HIV for over 20 years, first as a community organizer and treatment activist in Philadelphia, and ultimately as part of the group who founded Health GAP in 1999, serving as our Director of International Policy until 2014. As Health GAP’s Executive Director, Asia is responsible for strengthening and expanding programmatic work, including in East and Southern Africa, while continuing to lead international policy campaigns that secure real change for communities. She is currently based in Kampala, Uganda, where she works with a coalition of local human rights, HIV, sexual and reproductive health and rights, LGBTI organizations and other allies to win bold action by the Ugandan and donor governments on AIDS and health funding and policies, fight homophobic and stigmatizing laws, and to build the capacity of activist and other civil society networks.
Milena Sergeeva es magíster en Estudios Culturales y diplomada en Gestión Política del Cambio Climático en América Latina y el Caribe (ALC). En representación de la Alianza Global por el Clima y la Salud (GCHA), coordina la Red de Clima y Salud de ALC desde Santiago, Chile.
Prof. Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist and University Professor at Columbia University. Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 and the John Bates Clark Medal in 1979. He is also the co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. He is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank , chair of the U.S. President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and co-chair of the High-Level Commission on Carbon Prices. Stiglitz’s research focuses on income distribution, climate change, corporate governance, public policy, macroeconomics, and globalization. He is the author of numerous books including, most recently, People, Power, and Profits, Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy, and Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited.
Veriano Terto has contributed to the foundation of several organizations and networks, such as the Grupo pela ViDDA in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, in 1989, and the Working Group on Intellectual Property (GTPI), in 2003. Between 2002 and 2004, he was a visiting researcher at the Research Center in Anthropology of the Body and Health of the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (NUPACS/PPGAS/UFRGS). He was also a visiting professor at the Institute for Studies in Collective Health at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – IESC/UFRJ (2013-2015). He was the coordinator of the Articulação Nacional do Movimento Nacional de AIDS from 2015-2017. Currently, he is vice-president of ABIA.
Sibongile Tshabalala is the National Chairperson of the Treatment Action Campaign in South Africa and is living openly with HIV. She is currently a part of the Global Fund country coordinating mechanism (CCM), a Board member of the Rural Health Advocacy Project (RHAP) and recently she was appointed to serve on the SA Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19.
Leticia Tura is the National Executive Director of FASE, works on climate justice, agroecology and food sovereignty, forms part of civil society networks, such as the National Articulation of Agroecology (ANA) and the Carta de Belém Group (GCB), and was a member of spaces for social participation, such as the Ecological Generation Forum, of the Federal Senate.
Baone Twala has an extensive background and understanding on social justice in socio-economic rights, public interest law and policy issues. Her interests revolve around systems: how they work and how they can be improved through law and policy. She previously worked at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies, the Constitutional Court of South Africa and the Supreme Court of Kenya. She is currently part of the health rights team at SECTION27 where she works as a legal researcher focusing on access to medicine, and the Right to Food.
Francisco Viegas is a Brazilian activist and lawyer. He works for the MSF Access Campaign as a Medical Innovation Policy Advisor. Has previously worked in DNDi, in the Ministry of Health of Brazil and with civil society organizations in Brazil (ABIA/GTPI). He has experience in access to medicines, intellectual property, innovation and R&D.
Leandro Viegas é especialista em emergências globais de saúde e nos processos decisórios no âmbito da Organização Mundial da Saúde. Atualmente, exerce a função de Secretário Executivo do Grupo de Trabalho sobre o Acordo de Pandemias da OMS e a reforma do Regulamento Sanitário Internacional, coordenado pela Faculdade de Saúde Pública da USP e pelo Centro de Relações Internacionais em Saúde da FIOCRUZ. Leandro é servidor do Governo federal há 25 anos, com ampla experiência em negociações internacionais multilaterais e em organizações multilaterais, em particular no âmbito da OMS. Trabalha principalmente nos campos da cooperação internacional em ciência, tecnologia e inovações e da saúde global, tendo trabalhado no Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovações, no Ministério da Saúde e na Organização Mundial da Saúde. Leandro Viegas é doutor em Saúde Global e Sustentabilidade, mestre em Saúde Global e Diplomacia da Saúde e bacharel em Relações Internacionais.
Pedro Villardi is a Brazilian public health expert and activist with extensive experience in the areas of HIV/AIDS, global health, and access to medicines. He has previously worked as a coordinator of the Brazilian Working Group on Intellectual Property. Currently, Villardi is a Regional Advisor for Health Equity of Public Services International (PSI).
Lori Wallach is the director of the Rethink Trade program at the American Economic Liberties Project and a 30-year veteran of trade debates. Wallach is an internationally recognized trade and globalization expert with experience advocating in Congress and foreign parliaments, trade negotiations, courts, government agencies, and in the streets. Dubbed “the Trade Debate’s Guerrilla Warrior” in a National Journal profile and “Ralph Nader with a sense of humor” in a Wall Street Journal profile, Wallach combines a lawyer’s expertise on the terms and outcomes of agreements with insight from the front lines of trade debates. Wallach founded Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch in 1995 and directed it until 2022. She has worked in television news, for a Democratic member of Congress and on political campaigns.