Sarah M. Pasternak, MPH
Sarah is the Director of Market Access Programmes within the Africa/Developing Countries Unit at GSK. Her role focuses on designing and delivering innovative business approaches for increasing access to medicines and vaccines though internal strategies, as well as collaborations with key governmental and nongovernmental partners.
Sarah is a public health specialist with over 15 years of experience serving as a technical advisor to the governments of Nigeria, Ethiopia, Vietnam, and the United Kingdom, on a variety of initiatives to reduce morbidity and mortality rates among women and children. With the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), She spent 8 years supporting countries to introduce new and more effective diagnostics, vaccines and medicines to prevent and treat HIV/AIDs, malaria, pneumonia, and other infectious diseases. The cultivation of public private partnerships has been a critical component of Sarah’s work.
She has a BA in Social Anthropology from Harvard University and an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.