MoBarryMo Barry

The Gambia


Occupational Information

Occupation: Global health

Occupational Position: Board Member, Medicines Patent Pool

Professional History

Mo Barry is a global health leader and champion from The Gambia. He is a board member of the Medicines Patent Pool, a United Nations-backed public health organisation working to increase access to life-saving medicines for low- and middle-income countries. It also facilitates the development of life-saving medicine to these countries.

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 UN 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.


York University in Canada
African Leadership Academy, South Africa


2019 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Programme