Unni Karunakara - United Kingdom
Unni Karunakara , International President , Médecins Sans Frontières
Dr Unni Karunakara has been involved with MSF since 1995 and was elected International President in 2010. He has worked in Ethiopia, Azerbaijan, Brazil and the Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as MSF Holland and MSF’s Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines.
In 2007 he was part of the medical emergency response team to Mathbaria Bangladesh following cyclone Sidr.
Outside of MSF, Dr Karunakara has held various academic and research fellowships and was the Deputy Director of Health of the Earth Institute, Millennium Villages Project, at Columbia University and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.
He holds an MB, BS from Mangalore University, an MPH from Yale and a doctorate in public health from Johns Hopkins University.