Scientific Advisory Panel

The Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) was created in 2019 to support the work of the Expert Advisory Group (EAG). The panel, composed of a pool of subject-matter experts, who provides the EAG and the Executive Director with critical insights and guidance.

The SAP has two main functions

  • Upon the review of a proposed licence agreement, the MPP Executive Director will select at least three members from the SAP who have expertise in the particular disease or technological area relevant to the proposed licence. The disease-specific experts will have the opportunity to confidentially review drafts of the proposed licence and to offer comments to the EAG.
  • The members of the SAP will, at the request of the MPP Executive Director, provide analysis and guidance on specific disease or medical technologies, on MPP’s annual prioritisation exercise, and/or on any other technical expertise that may be helpful to the MPP.

Access the SAP Terms of Reference


Members of the SAP (A to Z)

Helle AagaardReAct – Action on Antibiotic Resistance
Labeeb Abboud
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
Isabelle Andrieux-MeyerDrugs for Neglected Diseases Initiatives (DNDi)
Naby Balde International Diabetes Federation
David BeranHôpitaux Universitaires de Genève
Mark BlockmanStellenbosch University
Grania BrigdenInternational Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Jennifer CohnResolve to Save Lives
Stephen Colagiuri International Diabetes Federation
Prabhakaran DorairajDirector Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions, PHFI
Philippa EasterbrookWorld Health Organization
James ElliotTrustee t+ International
Nathan FordWorld Health Organization
Gavin GiovannoniBlizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Medicine
Rajeev GuptaEternal Hospital Jaipur
Juzar HookerAga Khan University Hospital
André IlbawiWorld Health Organization
Kees de JoncheerePharmaceutical Policy Consultant
Sylvia KehlenbrinkBrigham and Women’s Hospital
N. Kumarasamy – Chennai Antiviral Research and Treatment (CART) Clinical Research Site
Karine Lacombe
Saint-Antoine Hospital (AP-HP)
Joanna Laurson-DoubeMultiple Sclerosis International Federation
Gilberto LopesSylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Nicola MagriniItalian Drug Agency
Yehoda MarteiUPENN Oncology Perelman School of Medicine
Salome MeyerCancer Alliance
Francesco Negro – Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève
Iheanyi OkpalaUniversity of Nigeria
Nelson Juma OtwomaNational Empowerment Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NEPHAK)
Anthony OyekunleUniversity of Botswana
Pablo PerelLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Roberto ReisCenter for Technological Development in Health at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation
Gojka RoglicWorld Health Organization
Gracia Violeta Ross QuirogaBolivian Network of Positive People
Paul RuffUniversity of Witwatersrand Faculty of Health Sciences
Joshi Shashank International Diabetes Federation
Lawrence ShulmanUPENN Abramson Cancer Centre
Ursula TheuretzbacherCenter for Anti-Infective Agents
Wim VandeveldeGNP+
Stefano VellaCatholic University, Rome
François Venter  University of the Witwatersrand
Matteo Zignol
World Health Organization

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