Mariana Roldao Santos
Technical Officer, Facilitated Product Introduction, World Health Organization
Mariana Roldao Santos is a Pharmacist by background, holding a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (PharmD) from University of Coimbra, Portugal, and spent the last 10 years building professional expertise in the areas of global access to quality-assured medicines and regulatory systems for medical products, both at the European and International levels.
Mariana is working for 5 years at WHO, firstly at the Regulatory Systems Strengthening team as Scientist and moving later on to the Facilitated Product Introduction Team as Technical Officer. Currently in the Facilitated Product Introduction team at WHO, she is responsible for the facilitated regulatory pathways activities as well as collaborative and reliance mechanisms for medicines and vaccines. She joined WHO after her professional experiences at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in London, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine and the Access to Medicine Foundation (ATMF) in Amsterdam.