Former Special Adviser to UN Dr David Nabarro appointed Global Health Chair


Dr David Nabarro

Dr Nabarro is set to be a great asset to the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London.

Former Special Advisor to the UN and nominee for the WHO Director General, Dr David Nabarro has been appointed as Professor within Imperial’s Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI).   

Dr Nabarro is a medical doctor, international civil servant and diplomat, who served as Special Adviser to the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change. He also led the UN's response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti and previously served as the Special Envoy on Ebola.

In September 2016, Dr Nabarro was nominated by the UK to stand for the post of Director-General (DG) of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Dr Nabarro will be joining the institute in his capacity as an expert advisor on global health and healthcare policy to help strengthen international partnerships and collaborations with a focus on low-middle income countries.

Imperial President Professor Alice Gast, who was on the interview panel, said “I am so pleased that we have been able to attract Dr Nabarro to Imperial.  His wisdom, experience and expertise will be a great asset to the College and the IGHI as we advance our health and well-being research and education strategy. I look forward to working with him.”

Professor the Lord Ara Darzi, Director of IGHI said “This is incredibly exciting, David will bring a wealth of experience to the global health community at Imperial, particularly Imperial’s six global institutes.”


Jo Seed

Jo Seed
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