Ana has seven years of experience in the health sector with nonprofit and international organizations. She started as a volunteer in the AIDS Support and Prevention Group (GAPA) in Brasília, where she worked with fundraising, research, project management, volunteer recruitment and training, program development, and communication. Her three years of experience in this organization include roles as vice director of staff, project coordinator, and communication advisor. She also worked for the Ministry of Health and was responsible for the Brazilian STD and AIDS Program website of the Ministry of Health under an international technical cooperation agreement between Brazil and the World Bank. Most recently she worked as a consultant for the UNDP, where she was in charge of organizing, writing, and editing the content for the web site Rights of Health System Users in Brazil. Ana earned her M.A. in international cooperation from the Complutense University of Madrid-Spain, where she wrote her dissertation on Brazil-Africa cooperation. She also has a post-graduate diploma in politics and management of nonprofit organizations from the University of Brasília-Brazil and has completed extension courses in international affairs, diplomacy and communication and for human rights managers.

Host Organization: Population Action International (PAI)