Fernando Pascual Martinez
GARDP, Geneva, Switzerland
Fernando is a pharmacist specialized in access to medicines and quality assurance of pharmaceuticals in developing countries. After working with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) from 2001 to 2012 in the field and in the Access Campaign, Fernando became an independent public health consultant to several organizations like the Medicines Patent Pool, UNICEF, WHO and the Global Fund among others. In MSF and as consultant, Fernando strived to increase access to medicines in the field of HIV and HCV mainly, by for instance analyzing intellectual property and price barriers and addressing patent pooling, participating and helping to establish the Global Accelerator for Paediatric Formulations (GAP-f), assessing regulatory pathways and regulatory issues for new products, and contributing to WHO reports on access to HCV drugs.