Vanessa’s role at IFPMA covers a wide range of global health topics relating to the access to medicines agenda and health systems strengthening. This includes non-communicable diseases, universal health coverage, and multilateral engagement.
Before she joined IFPMA, Vanessa was Senior Analyst and Public Policy Lead at The Economist Intelligence Unit in Geneva, the research and analysis division of The Economist Group. There, she was responsible for delivering economic, policy, and business analysis and advisory services to clients across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Prior to this, Vanessa was a Senior Consultant at GHK Consulting (now ICF Consulting), a public policy consultancy specializing in evaluating public projects and programs in the UK and Europe.
Vanessa has a Masters in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and a bachelor’s degree in economics from University College London (UCL).
Global health challenges have changed irrevocably since the pandemic, reminding us of the burden that those with chronic conditions place on health systems. Ensuring the industry brings solutions to the table on improving access to medicines is core to the job.
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