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Patricio V. Marquez

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Lead Health Specialist, World Bank Africa Region
Patricio V. Marquez is a World Bank Lead Health Specialist and Human Development Sector Leader for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, as well as for Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  He is currently based in Accra, Ghana. Prior, he served as Health Cluster Leader for the countries in Southern Africa in 2011-12 and worked in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region over 2004-2011, assisting countries in designing and implementing health system reform and disease-specific projects. He has authored reports on non-communicable diseases and road traffic injuries in Sub-Saharan Africa, road safety in ECA, the demographic and health crisis in Russia, health system challenges in Russia, blood transfusion systems and the spread of HIV in Central Asia, HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, and non communicable diseases and health systems in Chile. He also co-authored a recent report on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in China, and a policy note on NCDs and road traffic injuries in Cambodia. He helped prepare the $1 billion Global Avian Influenza Preparedness and Control Framework Program in 2006, and the $1.2 billion Global Food Response Facility in 2008. Over 1988-2003, he prepared and managed health systems development and strengthening, science and technology, and HIV/AIDS prevention and control projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. He pursued his graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.