Dr Fifa A RahmanLLB (Hons), MHL (Health Law), PhD Principal Consultant
Fifa A Rahman has over ten years’ experience working internationally in civil society and academic settings on HIV, TB, and HCV, including on access to diagnostics, therapeutics, and harm reduction services. More recently, she has been working predominantly on COVID-19, including assessing degree of integration of COVID and TB services in high burden countries, working on global access of antigen rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 on the ACT-Accelerator with WHO and the Foundation for Innovative Diagnostics (FIND), and supporting countries and civil society to map resource diversion away from HIV and TB towards COVID, and the impact of people living with the diseases. She is well-connected to numerous Geneva-based global health groups and Geneva-based diplomats, and works closely with a number of LMIC governments and civil society based in LMICs.
Languages spoken: English, Malay, SpanishBased in Leeds, United Kingdom
Gisa Dang is a grassroots civil society and human rights advocacy specialist with a focus on human rights-based programming and community leadership. She has extensive experience working in restrictive political environments. As Program Director for Asia Catalyst, Gisa developed and implemented flagship experiential learning programs on organizational management, human rights documentation, and advocacy. She has consulted on the Global Fund sustainability, transition, and co-financing policy, applications of the right to science for health rights advocacy, civil society participation, and treatment access for tuberculosis in the United Arab Emirates, China, and Mexico; authored submissions to the Office of the High Commission of Human Rights (OHCHR) on the right to science in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals; co-authored a book chapter on transferability of tuberculosis and human rights advocacy (in press); and is working on human rights analysis for COVID-19.
Languages spoken: German, English, ChineseBased in San Diego, USA
Dr Pedro VillardiMSc (Bioethics), PhD (Public Health and Social Sciences)
Pedro Villardi has over 10 years’ experience working on HIV policies in Brazil and currently is a project coordinator at the Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association (ABIA per Portuguese acronym), working on HIV, stigma, and public health policies. He is well- connected with civil society in Brazil, including groups working on access to medicines, climate change, and indigenous rights, as well as government officials in the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Languages spoken: Portuguese, Spanish, English, and intermediate FrenchBased in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dr Claudia StoicescuMSc (Social Intervention & Policy Evaluation), PhD (Social Intervention)
Claudia Stoicescu has over 12 years experience in global health research and practice. She is passionate about promoting evidence- based responses to HIV, drug use, and gender-based violence among marginalised groups, with a focus on low- and middle-income contexts. Claudia specialises in quantitative and qualitative survey design, systematic reviewing, and participatory approaches to research and intervention. For the last eight years, she has consulted for and advised governments, international agencies, and civil society - largely in Asia - on the provision of gender-sensitive harm reduction services and formulation of human rights-based drug policies. Claudia received her D.Phil (2018) and her MSc in Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation (2010) from the University of Oxford, and is presently a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded Research Scientist at Columbia University.