Alina Comanescu

Founder of Community Health Association, Romania
Alina Comanescu

Founder of Community Health Association, Romania. Alina Comanescu. High-caliber communications executive with over 15 years of multinational experience in public and private sectors.
Proactive patient advocate and skilled patient navigator.

  • Member of the IHI Patient PoolMember of the IHI Patient Pool

Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) SezonierInnovative Health Initiative (IHI) Sezonier

September 2023 - Present ·

Members of the IHI Patient Pool receive regular updates on scientific results from IHI projects and have the opportunity to get involved in IHI activities in a variety of ways.

  • HPV Action Consultant for RomaniaHPV Action Consultant for Romania

European Cancer OrganisationEuropean Cancer Organisationiul. 2023

July 2023 - Present

Coordinating HPV Action activities in Romania

  • Member of EORTC Group of Patient Experts Member of EORTC Group of Patient Experts


September 2019 - Present

  • FounderFounder

Community Health AssociationCommunity Health Associationian Bucharest, Romania

January 2014 - Present

• Creating a cancer patient advocacy strategy amid the complex political, cultural and regulatory landscape of Romania
• Identifying the key influencers and stakeholders in the domestic and international cancer field
• Promoting a transparent, trust based partnership approach based on common aims with all stakeholders
• Building mutually-beneficial partnerships with all stakeholders in a position to influence the successful uptake and use of medicines, services or devices
• Creating and implementing various European and national cancer awareness, informational and educational campaigns

  • Patient navigator Bucharest, Romania

Community Health AssociatonCommunity Health Associatonmai 2013

May 2013 - Present

·        Responsible for providing individualized assistance to patients, families and caregivers to help overcome health system barriers based on the international experience.

  • Consultant


April 2017 - July 2023

  • Act on behalf of organization's constituents, creating a thoughtful dialogue, including patients, funders, members, the government, and all stakeholders.
    Partial involvement and responsibility for fulfillment of the organization's mission and the accountability for its operations. Making sure that programs and activities are being laid out efficiently and as effectively as possible.
    Engaging the external community as a core responsibility, crucial in building essential relationships for LuCE.
    Building relationships with both the outside community and with the population that LuCE is
     targeting. Promoting awareness of the organization to the outside community
    Involvement in fundraising affairs by: securing that fundraising programs are carried out with high ethical standards.
    Maintaining structure by sending out notices, providing agenda, and coordinating meetings.
    Facilitating discussion on important topics relevant to meetings and structure of the NGO to the board
    Keeping them informed of decisions and changes
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