Professor Michel Kazatchkine has over 35 years of experience in global health as a leading physician, researcher, administrator, advocate, policymaker, and diplomat. He is an Emeritus Professor of Immunology at René Descartes University in Paris and has authored or co-authored over 500 scientific publications. Professor Kazatchkine has played key roles in various organizations, serving as Director of the National Agency for Research on AIDS in France, French ambassador on HIV/AIDS and communicable diseases, Executive Director of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA).
Since 2018, he is the Special Advisor to the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) for EECA. He is also Senior Fellow with the Global Health Centre of the Graduate Institute in Geneva, a member of The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, and the Global Commission on Drug Policy.
7 May 2021 CLOSING SESSION: Integrating disease areas and settings: Moderator