Mariângela Simão was deputy director-general of the World Health Organization for Access to Medicines and Pharmaceuticals from 2017 to 2022. She also worked at the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS as Director of Prevention, Gender and Human Rights for 7 years.
She has almost 30 years of experience in the public health system in Brazil, having worked in the Municipal Secretariat of Curitiba and in the State Secretariat of Health of Paraná, having also been director of the STD/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis department of the Ministry of Health of Brazil.
She is a pediatrician and sanitarian, with a Master’s degree in Maternal and Child Health in the United Kingdom.
She is currently the director-president of the All for Health Institute, based in São Paulo.