World Medical Association appoints its first Advocacy Adviser

The World Medical Association has appointed its first advocacy adviser to increase its work with other organisations.

Clarisse Delorme, a French lawyer, has joined the staff in Ferney-Voltaire, France, and will be working closely with the World Health Organisation, other United Nations organisations and non governmental organisations.

Clarisse comes to the WMA from the European Women’s Lobby in Brussels where she worked as policy coordinator for eight years. She qualified as a barrister (avocat) from the Bar School in Paris and has worked in several European coalitions active in the field of human rights, as well as the European Commission.

Dr Otmar Kloiber, secretary general of the WMA, said:

"Clarisse’s appointment will enable the WMA to liaise more effectively with other organisations and promote the wide range of policies and statements adopted by the Association."