Mary is the Engagement Lead - LMICs at the Access to Medicine Foundation. She directs and executes the Foundation’s engagement strategy with key stakeholders, including governments, non-governmental organizations, and civil society organizations in Africa, Asia, South America, and Eastern Europe. She engages with high-level stakeholders and policymakers, i.e., Ministers of Health and regional heads, to disseminate the Foundation’s findings and offers policy recommendations on access to medicine that drives the development of health policies that enable better access to healthcare.
Mary’s experience working as a doctor in various healthcare systems from the Global South, Europe, and humanitarian settings highlighted the stark difference in access to essential healthcare products between these regions. She is committed to improving access to care for billions of people in low and middle-income countries who require it. She previously worked as a medical doctor with the Ministry of Health in Kenya and with the International Rescue Committee in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Before joining the Access to Medicine Foundation, she worked as a medical doctor at the University Medical Clinic Hamburg Eppendorf's Travel Consultation Clinic at the Bernhard Nocht Institute of Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, Germany. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Kharkiv National Medical University, Ukraine, a Master of Science in International Health from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and is currently undertaking her Doctorate in Medicine (Dr. Med) at the University of Hamburg in Germany.