Preparing for the next global outbreak

Preparing for the next global outbreak

Imagine if one day something changed that would completely alter the way you live your life, day in, day out, through no choice of your own. It determines where you go, who you see, what you do — and none of it is within your control. Take it one step further...
What will it take to end HIV?

What will it take to end HIV?

“Let us not equivocate: a tragedy of unprecedented proportions is unfolding in Africa,” said Nelson Mandela as he stood upon a podium before thousands. The crowd that day was not his usual audience, but he had an important message to convey. “[It] is claiming more...
Paving the road to a malaria-free world

Paving the road to a malaria-free world

Over the past 15 years, malaria infections have halved across Africa, yet in 2013 more than 3 billion people remained at risk of the disease globally. This year, the first vaccine against malaria – RTS,S – completed clinical trials and showed some level of...

Professor Brendan Wren

  • Professor Brendan Wren is Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and Dean of Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. His research interests predominantly involve determining the genetic basis by which bacterial pathogens cause disease and exploiting this to develop vaccines against them.

  • Professor John Edmunds

  • Professor John Edmunds, OBE, is Dean of Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. His research focuses on infectious disease modelling and using data to help guide decision-making bodies internationally. He designed the ring vaccination trial design used to test an Ebola vaccine in Guinea during rhe 2014 epidemic and sits on the UK government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

  • Professor Liam Smeeth

  • Professor Liam Smeeth is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology  at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He is a researcher, clinician and general practitioner and led a comprehensive study in 2004 which showed there was no link between autism and MMR.

  • Professor Jimmy Whitworth

  • Professor Whitworth is leading the School’s work to strengthen the global response to infectious disease epidemics in the wake of the Ebola crisis. A specialist in infectious diseases, epidemiology and public health, he is working closely with organisations including the World Health Organization, the UK Department for International Development, USAID, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.

  • Professor Peter Piot

  • Prof Piot has worked at the heart of two major epidemics: HIV/AIDS and Ebola. His pioneering work in Africa established scientific understanding of the spread of HIV, and his extraordinary leadership in bringing the AIDS epidemic to the forefront of global attention raised international commitments to its funding and built scientifically grounded responses to its control and treatment. By making antiretroviral therapy accessible and fearlessly facing down political opposition in many countries, his actions have saved hundreds of thousands of lives. Prof Piot co-discovered the Ebola virus in 1976 and played a key role in the global response to the recent outbreak in West Africa. He is currently Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

  • Professor Jimmy Whitworth

  • Professor Whitworth is leading the School’s work to strengthen the global response to infectious disease epidemics in the wake of the Ebola crisis. A specialist in infectious diseases, epidemiology and public health, he is working closely with organisations including the World Health Organization, the UK Department for International Development, USAID, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.

  • Dr James Soka Moses

  • Dr Moses headed up an Ebola Treatment Centre in Liberia at the height of the 2014 outbreak. He is currently studying MSc Control of Infectious Diseases at the School after which he hopes to return to his home town of Monrovia to strengthen health systems and improve access to care in Liberia.

  • Dr James Soka Moses

  • Dr Moses headed up an Ebola Treatment Centre in Liberia at the height of the 2014 outbreak. He is currently studying MSc Control of Infectious Diseases at the School after which he hopes to return to his home town of Monrovia to strengthen health systems and improve access to care in Liberia.

  • Dr James Soka Moses

  • Dr Moses headed up an Ebola Treatment Centre in Liberia at the height of the 2014 outbreak. He is currently studying MSc Control of Infectious Diseases at the School after which he hopes to return to his home town of Monrovia to strengthen health systems and improve access to care in Liberia.

  • Dr James Soka Moses

  • Dr Moses headed up an Ebola Treatment Centre in Liberia at the height of the 2014 outbreak. He is currently studying MSc Control of Infectious Diseases at the School after which he hopes to return to his home town of Monrovia to strengthen health systems and improve access to care in Liberia.

  • Professor Jimmy Whitworth

  • Professor Whitworth is leading the School’s work to strengthen the global response to infectious disease epidemics in the wake of the Ebola crisis. A specialist in infectious diseases, epidemiology and public health, he is working closely with organisations including the World Health Organization, the UK Department for International Development, USAID, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.

  • Professor David Heymann

  • Alongside his work at the School, Prof Heymann is Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, and Chairman of Public Health England. He headed the global response to SARS while at the World Health Organization and has worked on Ebola outbreaks in 1976, 1995 and 2014. In 2009 he was appointed an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to global public health. Prof Heymann is also an alumnus of the School, having received a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene earlier in his career.

  • Professor David Heymann

  • Alongside his work at the School, Prof Heymann is Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, and Chairman of Public Health England. He headed the global response to SARS while at the World Health Organization and has worked on Ebola outbreaks in 1976, 1995 and 2014. In 2009 he was appointed an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to global public health. Prof Heymann is also an alumnus of the School, having received a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene earlier in his career.

  • Professor Jimmy Whitworth

  • Professor Whitworth is leading the School’s work to strengthen the global response to infectious disease epidemics in the wake of the Ebola crisis. A specialist in infectious diseases, epidemiology and public health, he is working closely with organisations including the World Health Organization, the UK Department for International Development, USAID, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.

  • Professor David Heymann

  • Alongside his work at the School, Prof Heymann is Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, and Chairman of Public Health England. He headed the global response to SARS while at the World Health Organization and has worked on Ebola outbreaks in 1976, 1995 and 2014. In 2009 he was appointed an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to global public health. Prof Heymann is also an alumnus of the School, having received a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene earlier in his career.

  • Professor David Heymann

  • Alongside his work at the School, Prof Heymann is Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, and Chairman of Public Health England. He headed the global response to SARS while at the World Health Organization and has worked on Ebola outbreaks in 1976, 1995 and 2014. In 2009 he was appointed an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to global public health. Prof Heymann is also an alumnus of the School, having received a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene earlier in his career.

  • Professor David Heymann

  • Alongside his work at the School, Prof Heymann is Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, and Chairman of Public Health England. He headed the global response to SARS while at the World Health Organization and has worked on Ebola outbreaks in 1976, 1995 and 2014. In 2009 he was appointed an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to global public health. Prof Heymann is also an alumnus of the School, having received a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene earlier in his career.

  • Professor David Heymann

  • Alongside his work at the School, Prof Heymann is Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, and Chairman of Public Health England. He headed the global response to SARS while at the World Health Organization and has worked on Ebola outbreaks in 1976, 1995 and 2014. In 2009 he was appointed an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to global public health. Prof Heymann is also an alumnus of the School, having received a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene earlier in his career.

  • Dr James Soka Moses

  • Dr Moses headed up an Ebola Treatment Centre in Liberia at the height of the 2014 outbreak. He is currently studying MSc Control of Infectious Diseases at the School after which he hopes to return to his home town of Monrovia to strengthen health systems and improve access to care in Liberia.

  • Dr Heidi Larson

  • Dr Larson is an anthropologist who leads the Vaccine Confidence Project at the School, studying issues around public trust in vaccines and the implications for immunisation programmes and policies. Dr Larson previously headed Global Communication for Immunisation at UNICEF and Chaired the Advocacy Task Force for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

  • Professor Jimmy Whitworth

  • Professor Whitworth is leading the School’s work to strengthen the global response to infectious disease epidemics in the wake of the Ebola crisis. A specialist in infectious diseases, epidemiology and public health, he is working closely with organisations including the World Health Organization, the UK Department for International Development, USAID, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.

  • Dr Heidi Larson

  • Dr Larson is an anthropologist who leads the Vaccine Confidence Project at the School, studying issues around public trust in vaccines and the implications for immunisation programmes and policies. Dr Larson previously headed Global Communication for Immunisation at UNICEF and Chaired the Advocacy Task Force for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

  • Dr Heidi Larson

  • Dr Larson is an anthropologist who leads the Vaccine Confidence Project at the School, studying issues around public trust in vaccines and the implications for immunisation programmes and policies. Dr Larson previously headed Global Communication for Immunisation at UNICEF and Chaired the Advocacy Task Force for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

  • Dr Heidi Larson

  • Dr Larson is an anthropologist who leads the Vaccine Confidence Project at the School, studying issues around public trust in vaccines and the implications for immunisation programmes and policies. Dr Larson previously headed Global Communication for Immunisation at UNICEF and Chaired the Advocacy Task Force for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

  • Dr Heidi Larson

  • Dr Larson is an anthropologist who leads the Vaccine Confidence Project at the School, studying issues around public trust in vaccines and the implications for immunisation programmes and policies. Dr Larson previously headed Global Communication for Immunisation at UNICEF and Chaired the Advocacy Task Force for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

  • Dr Heidi Larson

  • Dr Larson is an anthropologist who leads the Vaccine Confidence Project at the School, studying issues around public trust in vaccines and the implications for immunisation programmes and policies. Dr Larson previously headed Global Communication for Immunisation at UNICEF and Chaired the Advocacy Task Force for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

  • Dr Heidi Larson

  • Dr Larson is an anthropologist who leads the Vaccine Confidence Project at the School, studying issues around public trust in vaccines and the implications for immunisation programmes and policies. Dr Larson previously headed Global Communication for Immunisation at UNICEF and Chaired the Advocacy Task Force for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

  • Dr James Soka Moses

  • Dr Moses headed up an Ebola Treatment Centre in Liberia at the height of the 2014 outbreak. He is currently studying MSc Control of Infectious Diseases at the School after which he hopes to return to his home town of Monrovia to strengthen health systems and improve access to care in Liberia.

  • Professor Jimmy Whitworth

  • Professor Whitworth is leading the School’s work to strengthen the global response to infectious disease epidemics in the wake of the Ebola crisis. A specialist in infectious diseases, epidemiology and public health, he is working closely with organisations including the World Health Organization, the UK Department for International Development, USAID, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.

  • Professor David Heymann

  • Alongside his work at the School, Prof Heymann is Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, and Chairman of Public Health England. He headed the global response to SARS while at the World Health Organization and has worked on Ebola outbreaks in 1976, 1995 and 2014. In 2009 he was appointed an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to global public health. Prof Heymann is also an alumnus of the School, having received a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene earlier in his career.

  • Professor Jimmy Whitworth

  • Professor Whitworth is leading the School’s work to strengthen the global response to infectious disease epidemics in the wake of the Ebola crisis. A specialist in infectious diseases, epidemiology and public health, he is working closely with organisations including the World Health Organization, the UK Department for International Development, USAID, the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.

  • Professor Laura Rodrigues

  • Prof Rodrigues is an expert in the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the School’s lead for the Science without Borders (Ciência sem fronteiras) programme, which works to build international links for Brazilian science. She is conducting several studies on Zika virus in Brazil, her home country where she completed her training before joining the School in 1981.

  • Professor Laura Rodrigues

  • Prof Rodrigues is an expert in the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the School’s lead for the Science without Borders (Ciência sem fronteiras) programme, which works to build international links for Brazilian science. She is conducting several studies on Zika virus in Brazil, her home country where she completed her training before joining the School in 1981.

  • Professor Laura Rodrigues

  • Prof Rodrigues is an expert in the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the School’s lead for the Science without Borders (Ciência sem fronteiras) programme, which works to build international links for Brazilian science. She is conducting several studies on Zika virus in Brazil, her home country where she completed her training before joining the School in 1981.

  • Professor Laura Rodrigues

  • Prof Rodrigues is an expert in the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the School’s lead for the Science without Borders (Ciência sem fronteiras) programme, which works to build international links for Brazilian science. She is conducting several studies on Zika virus in Brazil, her home country where she completed her training before joining the School in 1981.

  • Professor Laura Rodrigues

  • Prof Rodrigues is an expert in the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the School’s lead for the Science without Borders (Ciência sem fronteiras) programme, which works to build international links for Brazilian science. She is conducting several studies on Zika virus in Brazil, her home country where she completed her training before joining the School in 1981.

  • Professor Laura Rodrigues

  • Prof Rodrigues is an expert in the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the School’s lead for the Science without Borders (Ciência sem fronteiras) programme, which works to build international links for Brazilian science. She is conducting several studies on Zika virus in Brazil, her home country where she completed her training before joining the School in 1981.

  • Professor Laura Rodrigues

  • Prof Rodrigues is an expert in the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the School’s lead for the Science without Borders (Ciência sem fronteiras) programme, which works to build international links for Brazilian science. She is conducting several studies on Zika virus in Brazil, her home country where she completed her training before joining the School in 1981.

  • Professor David Heymann

  • Alongside his work at the School, Prof Heymann is Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, and Chairman of Public Health England. He headed the global response to SARS while at the World Health Organization and has worked on Ebola outbreaks in 1976, 1995 and 2014. In 2009 he was appointed an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to global public health. Prof Heymann is also an alumnus of the School, having received a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene earlier in his career.

  • Professor David Heymann

  • Alongside his work at the School, Prof Heymann is Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, and Chairman of Public Health England. He headed the global response to SARS while at the World Health Organization and has worked on Ebola outbreaks in 1976, 1995 and 2014. In 2009 he was appointed an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to global public health. Prof Heymann is also an alumnus of the School, having received a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene earlier in his career.

  • Dr James Soka Moses

  • Dr Moses headed up an Ebola Treatment Centre in Liberia at the height of the 2014 outbreak. He is currently studying MSc Control of Infectious Diseases at the School after which he hopes to return to his home town of Monrovia to strengthen health systems and improve access to care in Liberia.

  • Professor Basia Zaba

  • Prof Zaba has been conducting research into the demography of HIV for over 15 years. She founded the ALPHA network of African HIV community-cohort studies, which links ten studies in the high prevalence countries of Eastern and Southern Africa. As a member of the UNAIDS reference group on estimates, projections and modelling, Prof Zaba ensures that the ALPHA network findings assist in forecasting HIV epidemic dynamics and contribute to policy formulation in care and prevention.

  • Professor Richard Hayes

  • Prof Hayes is one of the School’s most established experts in the epidemiology and control of HIV and related infections, including sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis. Based at the School since 1978, his work on major trials includes evaluating effective preventive interventions against the HIV epidemic and the impact of a test-and-treat programme on population-level HIV incidence in Zambia and South Africa.

  • Professor Peter Piot

  • Prof Piot has worked at the heart of two major epidemics: HIV/AIDS and Ebola. His pioneering work in Africa established scientific understanding of the spread of HIV, and his extraordinary leadership in bringing the AIDS epidemic to the forefront of global attention raised international commitments to its funding and built scientifically grounded responses to its control and treatment. By making antiretroviral therapy accessible and fearlessly facing down political opposition in many countries, his actions have saved hundreds of thousands of lives. Prof Piot co-discovered the Ebola virus in 1976 and played a key role in the global response to the recent outbreak in West Africa. He is currently Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

  • Professor Charlotte Watts

  • Prof Watts heads the Social and Mathematical Epidemiology Group at the School, and founded our Gender, Violence and Health Centre. Her research provides evidence on how to reduce the vulnerability of women to HIV and violence. A major study led by Prof Watts in 2013 revealed violence against women was a global health problem of epidemic proportions, experienced by 1 in 3 women. She was recently seconded as Chief Scientific Advisor and Director of Research and Evidence at the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID).

  • Professor Charlotte Watts

  • Prof Watts heads the Social and Mathematical Epidemiology Group at the School, and founded our Gender, Violence and Health Centre. Her research provides evidence on how to reduce the vulnerability of women to HIV and violence. A major study led by Prof Watts in 2013 revealed violence against women was a global health problem of epidemic proportions, experienced by 1 in 3 women. She was recently seconded as Chief Scientific Advisor and Director of Research and Evidence at the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID).

  • Professor Sir Brian Greenwood

  • Professor Sir Brian Greenwood has spent 50 years carrying out research in Africa, with a focus on some of the major infectious diseases killing children – malaria, meningitis and pneumonia.  His research has influenced national and international public health policies, and his methods for clinical studies and trials of drugs and vaccines have reinvented field research in tropical medicine.

  • Dr Pedro Alonso

  • Dr Alonso is Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in Geneva, responsible for efforts to control and eliminate malaria. He has spent more than 30 years working in public health, primarily working on malaria treatment, vaccine trials and preventive therapies. Photo credit: WHO/Mathilde Missioneiro

  • Dr Pedro Alonso

  • Dr Alonso is Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in Geneva, responsible for efforts to control and eliminate malaria. He has spent more than 30 years working in public health, primarily working on malaria treatment, vaccine trials and preventive therapies. Photo credit: WHO/Mathilde Missioneiro

  • Dr Pedro Alonso

  • Dr Alonso is Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in Geneva, responsible for efforts to control and eliminate malaria. He has spent more than 30 years working in public health, primarily working on malaria treatment, vaccine trials and preventive therapies. Photo credit: WHO/Mathilde Missioneiro

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Dr Pedro Alonso

  • Dr Alonso is Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in Geneva, responsible for efforts to control and eliminate malaria. He has spent more than 30 years working in public health, primarily working on malaria treatment, vaccine trials and preventive therapies. Photo credit: WHO/Mathilde Missioneiro

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Professor Sir Brian Greenwood

  • Professor Sir Brian Greenwood has spent 50 years carrying out research in Africa, with a focus on some of the major infectious diseases killing children – malaria, meningitis and pneumonia.  His research has influenced national and international public health policies, and his methods for clinical studies and trials of drugs and vaccines have reinvented field research in tropical medicine.

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Dr Paul Milligan

  • Dr Milligan is joint Head of Statistics, Epidemiology and Population Health at the School’s Malaria Centre.

  • Dr Paul Milligan

  • Dr Milligan is joint Head of Statistics, Epidemiology and Population Health at the School’s Malaria Centre.

  • Dr Paul Milligan

  • Dr Milligan is joint Head of Statistics, Epidemiology and Population Health at the School’s Malaria Centre.

  • Dr Pedro Alonso

  • Dr Alonso is Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in Geneva, responsible for efforts to control and eliminate malaria. He has spent more than 30 years working in public health, primarily working on malaria treatment, vaccine trials and preventive therapies. Photo credit: WHO/Mathilde Missioneiro

  • Dr Paul Milligan

  • Dr Milligan is joint Head of Statistics, Epidemiology and Population Health at the School’s Malaria Centre.

  • Dr Paul Milligan

  • Dr Milligan is joint Head of Statistics, Epidemiology and Population Health at the School’s Malaria Centre.

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Professor Chris Drakeley

  • Professor Drakeley is Director of the School’s Malaria Centre, which is home to many of the world’s leading experts in malaria research working on all aspects of the disease – from basic laboratory science to social and economic studies. He has more than 25 years’ experience of working on malaria, including being based in Tanzania and The Gambia.

  • Dr Pedro Alonso

  • Dr Alonso is Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in Geneva, responsible for efforts to control and eliminate malaria. He has spent more than 30 years working in public health, primarily working on malaria treatment, vaccine trials and preventive therapies. Photo credit: WHO/Mathilde Missioneiro

  • Dr Pedro Alonso

  • Dr Alonso is Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in Geneva, responsible for efforts to control and eliminate malaria. He has spent more than 30 years working in public health, primarily working on malaria treatment, vaccine trials and preventive therapies. Photo credit: WHO/Mathilde Missioneiro

  • Dr Pedro Alonso

  • Dr Alonso is Director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in Geneva, responsible for efforts to control and eliminate malaria. He has spent more than 30 years working in public health, primarily working on malaria treatment, vaccine trials and preventive therapies. Photo credit: WHO/Mathilde Missioneiro