The CSEM Secretariat
Advocacy and Communications Officer, CSEM Secretariat, WACI Health
Laura Philidor works for WACI Health as the Communications Officer for the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030 (CSEM). She brings nearly four years of international experience in public relations and global communications, including in global health and human rights.
Prior to joining the CSEM, Laura was a Youth Advocate at ONE Campaign, where she advocated for the end of preventable diseases by 2030. She was also a Public Affairs researcher at IPSOS on international public health concerns before joining Rare Diseases International (RDI) to raise awareness of challenges faced by the over 300 million Persons Living with a Rare Disease (PLWRD) worldwide. At RDI, she was responsible for coordinating policy change campaigns in partnership with high-level International Institutions (such as the UN, WHO, UNESCO), decision-makers, patient organisations, and other stakeholders; she supported several publications in influential newspapers, including the Guardian and Media Planet UK; and led the strategy, development, and dissemination of advocacy and communications materials.
Laura holds a double master’s degree in Global Communications and Culture from CELSA (Communications and Journalism School) and Sorbonne Paris University.