Patricio V Marquez

Lead Public Health Specialist, World Bank Group, USA

Patricio V. Marquez, lead public health specialist for the World Bank Group, coordinates the Global Tobacco Control Program and the Global Mental Health initiative. He has worked in more than 75 countries and co-led the preparation of the Ebola Emergency Response Program for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014. Patricio was also part of the core team that prepared the Global Avian Influenza Preparedness and Control Program in 2006 and the Global Food Response Facility in 2008. He served as human development sector leader for Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, as well as Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and health cluster leader for Southern Africa from 2011 to 2014. Between 2004 and 2011, he worked in Europe and Central Asia, particularly in Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Central Asian Republics, and between 1988 and 2003, in Latin America and the Caribbean, on health system reform programs. Patricio has authored reports on global mental health, tobacco taxation, non-communicable diseases, road traffic injuries, HIV/AIDS, blood safety, and health systems. He co-authored the report on NCDs in China and a global report on the economics of anti-microbial resistance (AMR). He pursued studies at George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, and executive training at Harvard University and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


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