Head of Unit – Health Department
Supervises the overall implementation and management of the project team, she is particularly in charge of organisational, institutional and political relations within Expertise France (with Senior Management, technical and support units) and externally, with various stakeholders (members of MEDISAFE consortium, EC HQ, CBRN CoE Regional Secretariat, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, French diplomatic network, WHO, UNODC etc.)Follow
Project Manager – Health Department
Ensures the operational management and monitoring of the project, coordination of the consortium and contractual and institutional relations with the European Commission and partner countries. He is the focal point for any general questions about the project.Follow
Project Manager – Health Department
Ensures communication on the MEDISAFE project and in charge of all contractual aspects of the project.Follow
Project Assistant – Health Department
Ensures logistical, budgetary and administrative follow-up in support of the project manager.Follow
Key expert 2 – Legal expert
Amélie Robine has a Master’s degree in law and development financing (IDPD, Nice) and a PhD in international economic law (University of Paris I – Sorbonne Paris). She began her career as a Legal Researcher dedicating several years in studying and analyzing pharmaceutical technology transfer contracts, reconciliation of pharmaceutical patent law and health law based on an international multidisciplinary approach (Brazil, India, Thailand). Then, she spent two years in a law firm in Paris specialized in health law and working on medical law, pharmaceutical law, social security law and pharmaceuticals ethics. Then she joined a law firm in international affairs specialized in trade, competition and business criminal law before starting her own firm in January 2014.
Key expert 3 – Pharmaceutical expert
Cécile Macé is a pharmacist with a diploma in tropical diseases and public health. Her expertise includes procurement, quality assurance, access, and rational use of medicines. Dr Macé worked for ten years in Africa, gaining extensive experience in drug management and procurement in both the public and not-for-profit sectors. She then joined the Médecins Sans Frontières Access Campaign for Essential Medicines team, working for five years on access to HIV/AIDS and TB medicines. For three years she was the MSF international pharmaceutical coordinator, responsible for all pharmaceutical activities within MSF. This involved close collaboration with other initiatives and organizations working to improve access to quality-assured medicines procured through international aid programs. Following that, she worked for The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, coordinating the Asthma Drug Facility and supporting national tuberculosis programs. She then worked as a Technical Officer in the WHO Essential Medicines and Health Products Department providing support to countries in the development and implementation of their national pharmaceutical policies and provided support to countries to further develop their procurement and regulatory systems in close collaboration with international experts. She then worked as a Senior Health PSM Advisor in the Global Fund/Health Implementation Support Team in UNDP where she oversees the development of the overall strategy for procurement and supply chain management for Global Fund programmes and other health initiatives such as the development of health procurement services to governments for Noncommunicable diseases and Hepatitis C. Her PSM team also provided advisory and support to UNDP country offices, governments and civil society organizations in health system strengthening and particularly on procurement, supply chain management and to further develop national regulatory systems for health products. She now works as an independent consultant for UN agencies, International NGOs, and bilateral agencies. In this context that she is now the Pharmaceutical Expert for MEDISAFE.
Alexandre DE LA VOLPILIERE