Rachel M. Cohen
U.S. Advocacy Liaison
Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
6 East 39th Street, 8th Floor * New York, NY 10016 * USA
Phone: (212) 655-3762
Mobile: (917) 331-9077
Fax: (212) 679-7016

Rachel M. Cohen is the US Advocacy Liaison for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines. Cohen represents MSF's Campaign to US government officials and agencies, pharmaceutical companies, non-governmental organizations, philanthropic foundations, and academic institutions on advocacy issues related to ensuring equitable access to effective and affordable medicines for people in developing countries. As the spokesperson for MSF's Access Campaign in the United States, Cohen has briefed members of the US Congress, addressed a wide range of audiences—including industry executives, academics, the media, activists, medical and public health students, and the general public—and given numerous press interviews, including to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and CNN. Prior to joining MSF in 1999, Cohen served as the Director of Foundation and Corporate Giving at Housing Works, the largest minority-controlled AIDS service organization in the United States, which serves homeless people with HIV/AIDS, and as Program Coordinator for the US+Cuba Medical Project, where she directed medical aid programs and carried out educational and advocacy initiatives about the impact of US foreign policy on the health of the Cuban population.

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