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Position
Founder & Director
Company
Latin American Patients Academy (LAPA)
Location
London UNITED KINGDOM
Bio

In addition to her work with Esperantra, Eva Maria consults part-time for various Peruvian ministries, including Health, Social Development, Housing, Women, and Water-Sanitation to help design and coordinate the country’s public-sector social assistance programs. From 2011 to 2012, Eva Maria was Director General of the Peruvian Ministry of Health’s (MINSA) International Coordination office and before that served as MINSA’s Director General of Health Prevention and Promotion. She has in-depth experience working with donor country agencies and multilateral organizations such as the World Bank. As a Board Member of the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) since 2010, Eva Maria has been a global leader in patient-based organizational capacity building and has led various workshops on patient empowerment, networking, drug regulation and HTA. Her experience and involvement with building the capacity of civil society organizations focused on cancer in Peru earned her the American Cancer Society’s “Excelencia Latina 2009” Award. In 2011, Eva Maria was named a Global Cancer Ambassador by the American Cancer Society, and was invited by the World Health Organization to participate as a civil society representative during the UN High-Level Meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Eva Maria’s academic credentials include degrees in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Economic Development at the EHESS in Paris, France, and in Political Science at the Sorbonne University Paris 1. In Europe, she consulted for the United Nations on food and agriculture issues for the southern common market (MERCOSUR). Eva Maria has authored a number of publications and papers on social development, health, and citizen engagement, and has been invited to speak at more than 200 national and international congresses.