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MIM2013 - Meet our Plenary Speakers: Dr Robert D Newman

August 23, 2013 - 09:19 -- MalariaWorld Events

Dr Robert D. Newman is a pediatrician and Director of the Global Malaria Programme at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.  As Country Coordinator of Health Alliance International in Mozambique in the late 1990s, he was astounded at the human toll of malaria in Africa.  He has dedicated the last 15 years to combating the disease, first at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and since 2009, at WHO.

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Dr. Newman received his BA in English Literature from Williams College (including a year of studies at Oxford University), his MD from Johns Hopkins University, and his MPH from the University of Washington.  He completed his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Washington--Seattle Children’s Hospital in 1996, and stayed on to complete a National Research Service Award fellowship in General Pediatrics in 1998.  Dr. Newman began his public health career studying Cryptosporidium in Fortaleza, Brasil in the early 1990s.

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