Dr. Carolina Batista – ISGlobal Barcelona Institute for Global Health & Médecins Sans Frontières
With an academic background in Medicine and International Public Health, Carolina Batista holds expertise in global health, R&D, infectious and neglected tropical diseases. She has extensive experience in developing unique and innovative solutions to address public health challenges throughout the world. In 2011, she became the director of the Brazilian Medical Unit (BRAMU) of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders, having been involved in multiple assignments in Africa and in Latin America, with special focus on NTDs programs. After three successful years leading the medical unit at MSF, Carolina joined DNDi (Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative) as the Head of Access and Medical Affairs, where she led R&D, medical and scientific activities, having designed and led the implementation of access programs in the region. Moreover, during this period, she served voluntarily as an elected Member of the MSF-Brazil Board of Directors. Since 2018, Carolina has been working as an independent consultant in multiple projects in global health and international development. She currently serves as an International Board Member for MSF, as Strategic Advisor for the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and will soon be joining Baraka Impact Finance as the head of Global Health Affairs. Throughout 2020, she has been working to support grassroots associations in the fight against COVID-19 in various countries, led MSF medical response to COVID-19 in the Navajo Nation, in the United States, has published several articles and policy papers about COVID-19 in Latin America and is a member of the Lancet COVID19 Commission: New Vaccines and Therapeutics Task Force.