The WHO Public-Health Approach To HIV Treatment And Care: Looking Back And Looking Ahead

Nathan Ford , BSc, DHA, MPH(epi), PhD, FRCPE
Scientific Officer
Department of HIV/AIDS
World Health Organization

Dr Nathan Ford is a scientific officer with the Dept of HIV/AIDS and Global Hepatitis Programme of the World Health Organization in Geneva, and head of WHO’s Guidelines Review Committee. Prior to joining WHO he worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for 14 years supporting HIV programmes in a number of countries in southern Africa and South-East Asia. He holds a degree in Microbiology and Virology, a Masters in Public Health and Epidemiology, and a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He has published over 340 peer-reviewed publications and is an editorial adviser for the WHO Bulletin and a member of the editorial boards of JAIDS, JIAS, Tropical Medicine and International Health, and Conflict and Health.

Dr. Ford will synthesize the evolving role of WHO in creating international guidance for health. He will focus on the global response to HIV, but also offer cross cutting lessons. This talk will take stock of lessons learned and discuss future directions.