Geneva, 4 June 2018 — Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) Access Campaign today welcomed Dr Gaëlle Krikorian as its new Head of Policy.
Until recently, she was an advisor on Access to Knowledge and Intellectual Property issues for the Greens–European Free Alliance at the European Parliament. She has co-edited a book on social mobilizations in this field: Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property.
Dr Krikorian has a PhD in sociology from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and is a member of the Interdisciplinary Research Institute on Social Issues (IRIS), Paris. She has conducted extensive research on social movements, globalization, health and technologies. She has authored several articles on issues concerning the Commons, intellectual property, access to medicines and access to knowledge. Her previous experience includes working for almost ten years as an HIV/AIDS activist with Act Up in Paris.
“I am delighted to welcome Dr Krikorian to MSF’s Access Campaign. With her vast experience working on access to medicines and knowledge, I am really looking forward to her valuable contributions to further the objectives of the Access Campaign to increase people’s access to essential medicines and medical tools,” said Dr Els Torreele, Executive Director of MSF’s Access Campaign.
Dr Krikorian will be based in Paris, France.