Silvia Ferazzi


Silvia Ferazzi

Senior Director, Advocacy

What I do at MMV:

In my role as Advocacy Director, I help develop a supportive political environment for MMV's work. My focus is on positioning our R&D agenda in the Sustainable Development Goals and the global health landscape to promote increased access to more effective medicines to sustain resources for MMV and to achieve our business development objectives.

Why I work at MMV:

I believe that discovering effective malaria medicines and ensuring universal access to them is a crucial part of the fight against malaria and its eventual eradication as a major global development challenge. I am proud to contribute to this effort at MMV.

More about me:

I graduated in politics at the University of Turin, in Italy, and I hold a Philosophy Doctorate in sociology. During the first part of my career I worked as a social researcher with various universities and research centers. For the last 20 years I have held positions in the UN and public-private partnerships, including the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the World Health Organization, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Through these experiences, I have built a strong expertise in resource mobilization, advocacy, governance and partnership development.

Ask me about:

Development financing, malaria and sustainable development goals, governance of humanitarian action, as well as epidemics preparedness and response. But also, early music, tai-chi and gardening!