Judith Safford

Patient Expert and Advocate, Switzerland

Judith Safford is a patient leader and expert affected by inflammatory arthritis and IBD since early adulthood, and more recently by cancer. She ist a trustee of the Schweizerische Bechterew-Stiftung and co-founder and president of the RheumaCura Foundation. She is a patient advisor with the Swiss Patient Organisation and the Swiss Clinical Quality Management and others. She is communications officer at ESTHER Switzerland, the network for the promotion of Institutional Health Partnerships. Previously she was director of international non-profit organisations including the International Mountaineering Federation, and aid organisations in Africa and India. Judith acquired her Ph.D. in public economics at the University of Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany. In addition, she has a diploma in non-profit management from the Verbandsmanagement Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Keeping active is essential to her health and she therefore sneaks off whenever time permits to tramp along a snowy mountain slope or scamper up a rock wall.







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