Global health advocate


As global health advocate, Mariska primarily focuses on the themes financing for health and global health governance. As global health advocate she is involved in policy analysis and influencing on national and global level, under the umbrella of the Health Systems Advocacy program.

Her experience at Wemos as well as outside the organization have made her an expert on various global health topics, ranging from economic policy and health, nutrition, the role of WHO, and health insurance to programme management, planning and monitoring. She was actively involved in the establishment of the Geneva Global Health Hub (G2H2) in May 2016 via her collaboration with partner organizations and networks. The hub is a platform that facilitates joint advocacy for civil society organizations.


Mariska Meurs studied Social Geography in Developing Countries at Utrecht University. She has taken courses in facilitating groups, budget advocacy and Managing Professionals (De Baak Management Center). Previously, she also worked for the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean at the United Nations (UN) in Chile and at the UN head office in New York.


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