05 Jan Learning to outwit malaria
Dr Robert D Newman was appointed director of the World Health Organization’s Global Malaria Programme in July 2009. From 2000 to 2009, he held a number of posts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States of America, including deputy chief for science in the Malaria Branch and CDC team leader for the President’s Malaria Initiative. From 1998 to 2000, he was Mozambique country coordinator for Health Alliance International, a nongovernmental organization working on maternal and child health. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Williams College in 1988, a Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University in 1993 and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Washington in 1998.