Professor Sir Richard Feachem


Professor Sir Richard Feachem KBE, CBE, BSc, PhD, DSc(Med), FREng, HonFFPHM, HonDEng


Sir Richard is looking forward to a conversation with interested faculty, staff and students. To open the discussion he will talk briefly about the UCSF Global Health Group's Action Tank model, the elimination of malaria in Asia Pacific, the role of the private sector in health care delivery, and the need for radical reform of the Aid Industry. He is happy to explore any topic in global health and development that is of interest to participants.


Richard G A Feachem is Director of the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Global Health Sciences, Professor of Global Health at both UCSF and the University of California, Berkeley, and former Executive Director of Global Health Sciences. He is also a Visiting Professor at London University and an Honorary Professor at The University of Queensland.
From 2002 to 2007, Sir Richard served as founding Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Under Secretary General of the United Nations.  From 1995 until 1999, Dr. Feachem was Director for Health, Nutrition and Population at the World Bank. Previously (1989-1995), he was Dean of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Professor Feachem served as Chairman of the Foundation Council of the Global Forum for Health Research; Treasurer of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative; Council Member of Voluntary Service Overseas; and on numerous other boards and committees. He was a member of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, and the Commission on HIV and Governance in Africa. He has worked in international health and development for 40 years and has published extensively on public health, health policy and development finance.
Professor Feachem holds a Doctor of Science degree in Medicine from the University of London, and a PhD in Environmental Health from the University of New South Wales. In 2007, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering by the University of Birmingham. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. In 2002, he was elected to membership of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences. Sir Richard was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2007.


Tuesday, 15 December 2015


2:00 – 3:00 PM


ES Meyers lecture theatre, Mayne Medical Building (Herston campus)


Arna Chancellor or Maxine Whittaker

No RSVP required - all are welcome to attend

Fifty years in global health and development: a conversation

Tue 15 Dec 2015 2:00pm3:00pm


ES Meyers lecture theatre, Mayne Medical Building (Herston campus)