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Special advisors

Professor David Sanders

David Sanders is an Emeritus Professor and founding Director of the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.  He is a passionate advocate for social justice and a leading figure in the global People’s Health Movement.

David has over 30 years’ experience in health policy and programme development and has advised governments, NGOs including Oxfam, the World Health Organization and UNICEF, amongst other organisations. He has published extensively on child health and nutrition, primary health care, and the political economy of health.

Watch this short film to see David introduce the People’s Health Movement:

Fifa Rahman

Fifa Rahman MHL (Health Law) is a Board Member for NGOs at Unitaid, a global health organisation hosted by the WHO that focuses on catalysing access to innovative health technologies and medicines in lower and middle income countries. At Unitaid she works on ensuring NGO interests globally are protected, including ensuring equity towards neglected populations, preventing undue influence of the pharmaceutical industry in access to medicines decisions, and overseeing governance and risk management decisions. She is concurrently working on a PhD on international trade, negotiation theory, and intellectual property and the University of Leeds.

Fifa Rahman