David Sanders

Emeritus Professor

School of Public Health, University of Western Cape/Peoples Health Movement

South Africa

David Sanders, Emeritus Professor and founding Director of the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa, is a paediatrician qualified in Public Health. He has 38 years’ experience of health policy and programme development, research and teaching in Zimbabwe and South Africa, having advised governments and UN agencies and published extensively on primary health care, child health and nutrition, including four books on global health and PHC and over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He was on the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition and the Knowledge Network on Globalisation of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health and is a founder member of INFORMAS. He received an Honorary Doctorate from UCT in 2012 for his contribution to the global policy of Primary Health Care and the Public Health Innovation and Lifetime Achievement (PHILA) Award Public Health Association of South Africa in 2014. He is Global Co-Chair of Peoples Health Movement.

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