Solange Baptiste

Solange leads community activists and allies across the globe to deliver ITPC’s mission to enable people in need, to access optimal and affordable HIV treatment through treatment education, demand creation and targeted community-led interventions to make medicines and diagnostics more available, accessible and affordable.

“I hate injustice. I work at the intersection of health and politics to ensure that the people most affected by a particular disease or issue are central to the response and are able to contribute to and influence the decisions and policies that affect their lives.”

Solange leads community activists and allies across the globe to deliver ITPC’s mission to enable people in need, to access optimal and affordable HIV treatment through treatment education, demand creation and targeted community-led interventions to make medicines and diagnostics more available, accessible and affordable. ITPC uses HIV as an entry point to ensure the right to health for all.

She has more than 15 years of global program management and advocacy experience and specializes in monitoring and evaluation. She has a depth of knowledge in social and political epidemiology, health financing and community systems strengthening in the developing world through my work on USAID/PEPFAR health and development, bilateral and multi-county projects across Latin America, Africa and Asia. She has worked extensively on maternal and infant health in Ukraine and supported several other projects, including ones in Pakistan, Tanzania, South Africa, and her home country, Trinidad.

She earned a Bachelor’s in Biology from Tuskegee University and a Master of Science in Population and International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.

When she is not working, she can be found whipping up a mean Trinidadian curry and a good chocolate cake.

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa

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