Jamila Headley

Social Justice - Equity | Barbados

2017 New Voices Fellow


Jamila is the managing director of the Health Global Access Project (or Health GAP)–an advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring global access to affordable life-sustaining medicines for all people living with HIV. Before joining Health GAP, Jamila served as a program officer with the Open Society Foundations’ Public Health Program. Jamila has a PhD in Public Health and a Masters in Global Health from Oxford University, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar. She has conducted research on the development of the HIV response in the Caribbean, the politics of priority-setting in the health sector, the impact of trade agreements on health policy and access to medicines, and the role of North-South civil society partnerships in influencing powerful global health institutions.