The Expert Advisory Group (EAG) advises the Governance Board and the Executive Director on the Medicines Patent Pool licence negotiations and assesses whether the terms and conditions of the proposed licence agreements meet the key requirements as set out by the Medicines Patent Pool Statutes. Individual members of the EAG are also consulted by the Executive Director in their particular area of expertise that is relevant to the work of the MPP.

In selecting the members of the EAG, the Governance Board has sought to bring in expertise in the following areas, while achieving an appropriate geographical and gender balance:

  • Regulatory
  • Intellectual property licensing and law
  • Public health in developing countries/medicines policy
  • Communities/non-governmental organisations
  • Science/research & development
  • Clinical expertise
  • Business development within the pharmaceutical sector/markets/procurement

Members of the EAG act solely in their personal capacity.

The EAG reports on the MPP licences are publicly available as stated in our transparency policy.

The Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP), created in 2019, is composed of a pool of subject-matter experts who provide guidance and critical insights to the EAG and the Executive Director.


EAG members (A to Z)

ZEBA AZIZ

Hameed Latif Hospital

Pakistan

PETER BEYER

World Health Organization

Switzerland

ALEXANDRA CALMY

Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève

Switzerland

EMER COOKE

World Health Organization

Switzerland

CARLOS CORREA

South Centre

Switzerland

AKTHEM FOURATI

UNICEF

Denmark

JAN GHEUENS

Former Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

USA

MANUEL GONÇALVES

Former International AIDS Society

Portugal

MARTHA GYANSA-LUTTERODT

Ministry of Health

Ghana

JORDAN JARVIS

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

UK

GITEN KHWAIRAKPAM

AmfAR’s TREAT Asia Programme

Thailand

GUGU N. MAHLANGU

The Medicines Control Authority

Zimbabwe

VALERIE PARIS

OECD

France

MAXIMILIANO SANTA CRUZ (Chair)

Santa Cruz IP

Chile

FATIMA SULEMAN

University of KwaZulu-Natal

South Africa

ELLEN'T HOEN

Global Health Law Unit of the University Medical Centre Groningen

The Netherlands

SASHA VOLGINA

GNP+

The Netherlands

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