Manica Balasegaram, Director, GARDP, DNDi

Dr Manica Balasegaram, who is a medical doctor by training, started his career in internal and emergency medicine in the UK and in Australia, then joined Médecins sans Frontières as a field physician in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. He was later appointed Head of the MSF Manson Unit, before initially joining DNDi as Head of Leishmaniasis  – a position he left four years ago to become the MSF Access Campaign’s Executive Director.

His experience spans clinical and public health practice in neglected and infectious diseases, clinical trials and drug development, international work on health policy and access to medicines and involvement in a variety of expert technical committees. He rejoined DNDi in June 2016 as Director of the Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership, a joint DNDi-WHO initiative.