Patricio V. Marquez is a World Bank Lead Health Specialist, who is currently serving as Public Health Focal Point (I) at the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice of the World Bank. Since July 2014, he has been part of the WBG team that designed the Ebola Emergency Response Program for West Africa, prepared the US$390 million Ebola Emergency Response Project for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and was deployed to WHO Geneva to help coordinate the WB and WHO interface on the Global Response to Ebola.
Before assuming this role, he served as Human Development Sector Leader for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, as well as for Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, based in Accra, Ghana. Prior, he served as Health Cluster Leader for the countries in Southern Africa in 2011-12 and worked in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region over 2004-2011, assisting countries in designing and implementing health system reform and disease-specific projects. Over 1988-2003, he prepared and managed health systems development and strengthening, science and technology, and HIV/AIDS prevention and control projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. He has authored reports on non-communicable diseases and road traffic injuries in Sub-Saharan Africa, road safety in ECA, the demographic and health crisis in Russia, health system challenges in Russia, blood transfusion systems and the spread of HIV in Central Asia, HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, non communicable diseases and health systems in Chile, and health system assessments in several countries.
He also co-authored a recent report on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in China, and a policy note on NCDs and road traffic injuries in Cambodia. He helped prepare the $1 billion Global Avian Influenza Preparedness and Control Framework Program in 2006, and the $1.2 billion Global Food Response Facility in 2008. He pursued his graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.