MoBarryMo Barry

The Gambia


Occupational Information

Occupation: Global health innovation; governance

Occupational Position: Board Member, Medicines Patent Pool

Professional History

Mo Barry is a global health leader and champion from The Gambia. He is the youngest board member of the Medicines Patent Pool, a global health innovation to improve access to essential medicines in low-and-middle income countries.

With many years of experience in global health governance and leadership, he is an advisor to the World Health Organization on Social Participation for Universal Health Coverage, Co-chair of the UNAIDS PACT, Chairperson of the HIV Young Leaders Fund, and a United Nations ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Prior to this, he worked for the UNAIDS in Myanmar, supported policy research at the West Africa Civil Society Institute in Ghana, Co-chaired the Youth and Community Program of the 20th International AIDS Conference in Australia, and served on the board of the West Africa Treatment Action Group, monitoring access to medicines in 15 West African countries.

He contributes to the Project Syndicate.


York University in Canada
African Leadership Academy, South Africa


2019 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Programme