Paul Nunn, TB/HIV and Drug Resistance Coordinator, World Health Organization
Currently Coordinator of the WHO team in the Stop TB Department concerned with TB and HIV, anti-TB drug resistance, infection control and laboratory strengthening, Paul Nunn has led the team that has prepared the WHO policy on collaborative TB/HIV activities, as well as a number of guidelines on how to address the problem of the impact of HIV on TB. Since September 2006, his responsibilities have included coordinating the global response to extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB).
Previously, in the Global TB Programme of WHO he was Chief of TB research and surveillance in which he set up the Global TB Research Initiative and established the WHO/IUATLD anti-TB drug resistance surveillance project.
Before joining WHO he was with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in Kenya researching the impact of HIV on TB in Nairobi, as a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, and as Coordinator of the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene course. He trained as a respiratory physician at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, London, following clinical studies at University College, London, and a degree in Physiological Sciences at Oxford. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers.
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