Mauricio Aragno

Consultant for International Health with expertise in Medical Supply Chain, Spain

Biography

I am an independent consultant for International Health with expertise in Medical Supply Chain. In this role, I advise on every step of the pharmaceutical supply chain, by working with UN agencies, INGOs, Global Institutions and Ministries of Health. I am currently working at MSF-Spain HQ as Medical Stock Management Referent and at WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office as Emergency NCD kit project manager for the Noncommunicable Diseases Management Unit (NCM).
My previous assignment was for the Liberian Medicines and Health Product Regulatory Authority (LMHRA). During 2015, I have been working as Essential Medicines and Supplies Expert at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Liberia.
In 2014, I have been Project Manager to the Argentinean Ministry of Health in the field of Public Health, towards the implementation of the “Health Public Insurance” project funded by the World Bank.
Previously, I worked as external consultant on Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) fields to Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and Results in Health, international public health advisory agencies, with special focus on Latin-American Portfolio and as a Local Fund Agent to some of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.
I have more than 10 years’ experience in Humanitarian work, as an expatriate working on international programmes.
I got most of my international experience working as Pharmacist at Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) in LMI countries since January 2008. My focus with MSF was mainly on medicines and supplies management fields in Zambia, Liberia, South-Africa and HQ level. I have performed pharmaceutical market assessments (India and Turkey) and have been involved in many major international emergencies in developing countries (Haiti, Yemen and Syria). I worked as a project coordinator in Paraguay and Cameroon.
Furthermore, I developed additional expertise in the field of project management in Argentina, working for a private company and as Pharmacist at Provincial Public Hospital of Rosario, being responsible for PSM activities.
My MPH thesis is in the area of Medicines Patents: Pharmaceutical Patent Oppositions for ARVs in relation to the Argentinian patentability guidelines.
Finally, I am an Honorary Lecturer at the Pharmaceutical and Biochemistry School of Rosario and knowledgeable in the following areas: Public Health, Medical Supply Chain, Emergency Response, Cold chain, Regulatory Affairs, Project Management and Program Evaluation.