Rafael Vilasanjuan has been director of ISGlobal’s policy and global development area since March 2011. He was also deputy director of the Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona from 2006 to 2011. He worked for over 12 years with Médecins Sans Frontières, starting as communication director in 1995 and later as general director of the Spanish section of MSF. In 1999, when the organization was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, he was appointed general secretary of MSF International, organization in which he worked until 2006. During this period he worked in conflict zones such as Afghanistan, Chechnya, Somalia, Sudan, West Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Colombia and Iraq.
Donors already have a number of tools at their disposal in search of efficient ways of eradicating preventable and poverty-related diseases, but do they have the most effective investment strategy? ISGlobal's Rafael Vilasanjuan and Leire Pajín identify five essential ingredients for the perfect "business plan" to invest in health for development.