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Esperanza Martinez, Head of COVID-19 Crisis Management, ‎International Committee of the Red Cross

Esperanza Martinez

Head of COVID-19 Crisis Management, ‎International Committee of the Red Cross

Dr. Esperanza Martinez is a global and humanitarian health expert currently leading the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) COVID-19 crisis response. Prior to that, she was ICRC’s Head of Health and responsible for the provision of essential health care services to people affected by armed conflict and violence in more than 80 countries.

She is a medical doctor and general surgeon, trained in Colombia, and specialized in International Public Health and Health Management in Australia. Her experience includes over ten years of fieldwork in conflict-affected countries as well as work with UN agencies, government bodies and the private sector.