Global health advocate
Ella works on the programme Access to Medicines (Medicines That Matter). Within this programme, she advocates equitable access to affordable medicines, aiming to raise awareness among national and European politicians and policy makers about the high prices of medicines and added therapeutic value of new medicines.
Additionally, she lobbies for conditioning public investments in medicines, through responsible licensing. She has extended experience in influencing policy of the Netherlands, the European Union and the World Health Organization on global health issues. She also worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an intern, and at the Political Affairs Department of Amnesty International in the Netherlands. Thanks to her experience working at the European Parliament in Brussels for four years, where she worked prior to joining Wemos, she has extensive knowledge of how politics work.
Ella studied Political Science and Public International Law in Amsterdam.
“I think it is unbearable that some medicines are out of reach for patients, due to the fact that the prices are too high. In my work as a global health advocate at Wemos, I strive to raise awareness about this among politicians and decision makers to initiate change.”