Rifat Atun - United Kingdom
Rifat Atun , Professor of International Health Management , Imperial College London
Dr Rifat Atun is Professor of International Health Management at Imperial College Business School and Faculty of Medicine Imperial College London. He heads the Health Management Group at Imperial College Business School.
Between 2008-2012 he was a member of the Executive Management Team at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Switzerland as the Director of Strategy, Performance and Evaluation Cluster.
Since 2009, he has been the Chair of Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board.Prof Atun has worked globally with the UK Department for International Development, the DFID Resource Centre for Health Systems, the World Bank, World Health Organization, and other international health agencies to design, implement and evaluate health systems reforms and communicable and non-communicable disease programmes.
His research focuses on innovation in health systemsProf Atun was member of the Strategic Technical Advisory Group of the World Health Organization for Tuberculosis, and the Advisory Committee for WHO Research Centre for Health Development in Japan.
He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for PEPFAR, the Global Health Group at the UK Medical Research Council, and the Global Task Force for Expanding Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries.
He has published extensively on health systems, communicable disease control, and innovation in health and biopharmaceutical sectors. Prof Atun studied medicine at University of London as a Commonwealth Scholar and completed his postgraduate medical studies and masters in business administration at University of London and Imperial College London.
He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians (UK), a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK), and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK).