Mo Barry is a global health pioneer and leader from The Gambia. Over the past decade, he helped remove the shroud of silence on the issue of HIV in the Gambia and served as a board member of the West Africa Treatment Action Group. The group oversees access to essential medicines in 15 West African countries, and championed the creation of the HIV Young Leaders Fund to enable youth leadership in the AIDS response.
Most recently, he served on the coordinating committee for the 21st International AIDS Conference in Australia, worked for the West Africa Civil Society Institute in Ghana and for UNAIDS in Myanmar on civic engagement. He studied at the African Leadership Academy in South Africa and at York University in Canada. He speaks multiple languages, writes for the Huffington Post and the Project Syndicate on global health issues. Currently, he serves as the board chairperson of the HIV Young Leaders Fund, where he hopes to develop a new generation of global leaders to champion Universal Healthcare Coverage and end AIDS by 2030.