Patrick Bertrand, Executive Director and Founder
Patrick Bertrand has 20 years of experience in advocating for global health. He is the Director and founder of Global Health Advocates France. He is also a founding member of the Action for Global Health Network, a European coalition focused on achieving the health MDGs, consisting of 15 NGOs based in 5 countries.
He is also a founding member of the ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership consisting of advocacy organizations working to influence policy and mobilize resources to fight diseases of poverty and improve equitable access to health services.
Patrick is actively involved in various health-related initiatives, including being a member of the Gavi CSO steering committee as well as the selecting committee of the 5 % initiative.
He holds a master in Communications from the University of Grenoble, France.
Bruno Rivalan, Head of French office
Bruno Rivalan is the Head of French office at GHA France, joining in 2011. He coordinates GHA’s advocacy in Paris on TB, Child survival and undernutrition. In addition, Bruno is leading the coordination of the ACTION global health advocacy partnership immunisation portfolio across its 7 donor countries.
Specialized in development funding and effectiveness, Bruno is the Northern CSO alternate of the International Health Partnership (IHP +). IHP+ gathers national governments, development agencies and civil society, and commits to putting internationally agreed principles for effective aid and development co-operation into practice in the health sector.
He serves also as the chair of the EU funding working group of the French National Platform – Coordination Sud
Previously, Bruno worked in Brazil as an agrarian reform program coordinator and in Brussels as an Advocacy officer towards the EU institutions for Plan International. Bruno graduated with a Master in political science and a Master in International Development from La Sorbonne in Paris.
Pauline Pruvost, Advocacy Officer
Pauline graduated in political science and international development studies from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She previously worked for Oxfam France on universal health coverage in Francophone Africa, ODA tracking and mobilization of domestic resources for health. She did a report on the post-MDGs agenda with a focus on health.
Claire Baudot, Advocacy Officer
After graduating in political sciences and public affairs at Sciences Po Bordeaux, Claire worked at the French Senate for the President of the ecologist group. Further to this experience, she developed knowledge of the French and European political system at the headquarters of the French Socialist Party.
Margot Jaymond, Advocacy Assistant
She is currently completing her Masters’ degree in Politics and Practices of International Organizations from Sciences Po Grenoble in order to work in development and humanitarian NGOs. In the summer of 2013, she worked for PILS (Prévention Information Lutte contre le Sida) in Mauritius in the Empowerment and Support Unit with people living with HIV and populations at risk.
Paloma Bouhana, Advocacy Assistant
Paloma graduated with Master degrees in Economics and International Relations at Lyon 3 University and at the Institute of European Studies in University of Vincennes. Previously she worked for a NGO campaigning against the privatisation of water commodities. Back then she organized a conference cycle on Mediterranean issues. She also volunteered at Médecins du Monde in Brussels, where she was directly confronted to the difficulty in accessing health care for minorities.
Daisy Ghobrial, Administrative and Finance Assistant
Daisy obtained her BTS as an Executive assistant in Paris. Before that, she worked as an administrative assistant for a legal firm in Paris and then launched her own restaurant which was a success story for 14 years. She joined GHA in April 2016 to pursue her career and be a part in the fight for Global Health.