Spring Gombe

Managing Director and Chief Strategist, Policy/Strategy group 

Main expertise: Global Health Policy, Strategic Planning, Policy Analysis and Advocacy, Organizational Leadership 

Experience: Since 2006: Expert Strategy, Policy and Advocacy Consultant, Geneva, Switzerland 

  • 2021-2023: Partner, Policy and Public Affairs, Market Access Africa 

  • 2020-2021: Technology Access Partnership Program Manager, UN Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries 

  • 2021: Science Innovation Consultant, WHO AFRO Assistant Regional Director Office, Republic of the Congo 

  • 2016-2020: Senior Policy Advocacy Manager, The Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative 

  • 2013-2016: Consultant, The UBS Optimus Foundation 

  • 2006-2013: Civil Society Coordinator in various roles for WHO IGWG and CEWG negotiations, various organizations including Oxfam International, MSF Access Campaign, Health Action International, Third World Network, Knowledge Ecology International 

  • 2006-2008: Senior Health Policy Analyst/“Whip” for Global Innovation Access Campaign, Knowledge Ecology International 

  • 2002-2005: Senior Policy Officer and Global Access Liaison, Health Action International 

  • 2001-2002: Policy Officer and Co-ordinator, Médecins Sans Frontières Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines 

  • 1997-2001: Consortium Co-ordinator, CDC Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Program/Interim Associate Director, National Family Practice Education Program, The Institute for Urban Family Health 

  • 1995-1997: Program Co-ordinator, AmeriCorps*USA 

  • 1994-1995: Co-ordinator of Special Projects, South Chicago Public Health Center and Schools, Chicago Department of Public Health