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 is a board member of CONCORD (European confederation of Relief and Development NGOs) and coordination SUd (the French platfrom for NGOs), special advisor to the Gavi board.
He is the co-chair and lecturer for the advocacy track of the Master in Humanitarian Studies at the Institute of International Relations and Strategies- IRIS in Paris.
Previously, Bruno worked in Brazil as an agrarian reform program coordinator and in Brussels for Plan International.
Claire Baudot, Advocacy Manager
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 expertise of the French and European political system at the headquarters of the French Socialist Party.
Margot Jaymond, Advocacy Officer
Margot graduated from a Masters’ in Politics and Practices of International Organizations from Sciences Po Grenoble. After completing her internship in GHA and writing her Masters’ thesis on transitions from donor funding to domestic resources in health, she started working as an Advocacy officer for GHA in October 2016. 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.
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.
Laurianne Desquesses, Project officer – Advocacy
Laurianne is completing a Master degree in Development and humanitarian aid at the Sorbonne University, in Paris. After finishing a double bachelor of Political Science and History in 2017, she choose to specialize in african studies to acquire knowledge about political, social, historical and humanitarian issues in africain societies. In 2016, she volunteered for a environmental and social project in South Africa, an experience on which she wrote a master’s thesis about humanitarian tourism. After completing her master degree, she aspires to work in the advocacy’s field, in order to contribute to the global effort towards development and international aid.
Bettina Petit, Project officer – Advocacy
After a Master’s degree in Health Law, Bettina continued her studies at the Institute for International and Strategic Relations (IRIS) to develop her knowledge about advocacy. During this training, she was a junior consultant for Sidaction to propose a strategy to improve access to paediatric antiretroviral drugs in West and Central Africa. She also completed an internship at Act Up-Paris, which resulted in the publication of a report on harm reduction among drug users.