Rafael Mazin is a public health expert from Mexico, and has spent over 25 years as a Senior Advisor at the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO). Over the course of his career, he has provided technical assistance to all PAHO member countries in the planning, implementation and monitoring/evaluation of their national HIV/AIDS programs, as well as in the implementation of specific regional and sub-regional projects and activities. He has deep experience in establishing open and constructive dialogue with diverse stakeholders, including governments, private sector and civil society, and has designed and led numerous training and capacity building workshops for these groups. Dr. Mazin works tirelessly to support improved quality of life for persons affected by the HIV epidemic, and has collaborated in processes geared toward protection of human rights and empowerment of key populations throughout Latin America. In recognition of his advocacy leadership, he received the Golden Medal of the World Association of Sexual Health for life-long achievement in 2017. He is a member of various editorial boards and holds a medical degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and an MPH from The George Washington University.