Paloma leads our alliance building efforts, working across the global health community on shared projects and initiatives covering topics like innovation, AMR, and regulatory harmonization.

She is the focal point for patient, health professional, and civil society engagement.

Before joining IFPMA, Paloma launched Rare Diseases International, a global advocacy platform for rare disease patient organizations.

Prior to this, Paloma was responsible for communications at the non-profit EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe. She started the first Rare Disease Day and grew it from a European patient awareness day to a global communications campaign.

Paloma began her career in global health as a Programme Coordinator for Médecins du Monde’s international HIV/AIDS network. She has extensive experience working for non-governmental organizations in Europe, America, and Asia.

She has a Masters in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and holds a Bachelor in Communications and Print Journalism from The American University.