Kawaldip Sehmi is a member of the 2019 Expert Review Committee for the Access to Medicine Index.
Kawaldip is CEO of the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations. He has an academic background in Public Health and Law. His previous positions include Managing Director of an international children’s legal centre, where he led a team of international lawyers working on the rights of the child, including the right to health. He has also served as CEO of an international mental health charity specialising in niche mental health services supporting young people and adults with complex mental health, personality disorder and substance misuse problems.
Kawaldip is a passionate advocate of personalised health care and the WHO’s human rights-based approaches to health, and the strengthening of the standards framework needed to support the achievement of health in all of the Sustainable Developmental Goals, including universal health coverage (SDG 3.8).