Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, PB850
  • October 2, 2014 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and the Munk School of Global Affairs welcome Dr. Guitelle Baghdadi-Sabeti of the World Health Organization.

Dr. Guitelle Baghdadi-Sabeti is a Technical Officer at the World Health Organization. She has over 20 years’ experience in public health and development work, particularly in international pharmaceutical policies and practices aimed at increasing access to good quality essential medicines. She has collaborated and provided country support to over 50 Ministries of Health, NGOs and development partners. She joined WHO in 1994 where she worked in different locations and capacities. These include the WHO office at the United Nations in New York, WHO country office in Haiti and since 1998 she has worked at WHO Headquarters, Geneva, in the Department of Medicines Policy and more recently in the Department of Strategic Planning and Performance Assessment.

In November 2004, she initiated and developed WHO's Good Governance for Medicines program, aimed at promoting good governance and curbing corruption in the pharmaceutical sector. This project is currently operating in over 30 countries and is using a bottom-up approach, involving country officials and international experts in the development of national good governance programs for the pharmaceutical sector. Since 2011 she coordinates WHO’s responses to performance assessments and evaluations conducted by external parties. She is the author or co-author of a number of journal articles on pharmaceutical policies and several WHO publications including "Measuring transparency in the public pharmaceutical sector" a WHO assessment instrument and “WHO Good Governance for Medicines program: compilation of country case studies and best practices”, Background Paper to World Health Report 2010.

For questions please contact: Gabriela Martinez (g.martinezmalagon@utoronto.ca).