Richard Feachem, DSc, PhD

Professor
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
+1 415 476-5417

Richard G A Feachem is Director of the Global Health Group at UCSF Global Health Sciences, Professor of Global Health at both the University of California, San Francisco and the University of California, Berkeley, and former Executive Director of Global Health Sciences. He is also a Visiting Professor at London University and an Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland.

From 2002 to 2007, Sir Richard served as founding Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Under Secretary General of the United Nations. During this time, the Global Fund grew from scratch to become the world’s largest health financing institution for developing countries, with assets of US $11 billion, supporting 450 programmes in 136 countries.

From 1999 to 2002, Professor Feachem was the founding Director of the Institute for Global Health at UCSF and UC Berkeley. From 1995 until 1999 Dr. Feachem was Director for Health, Nutrition and Population at the World Bank. Previously (1989-1995), he was Dean of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Professor Feachem served as Chairman of the Foundation Council of the Global Forum for Health Research; Treasurer of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative; Council Member of Voluntary Service Overseas; and on numerous other boards and committees. He was a member of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, and the Commission on HIV and Governance in Africa. He has worked in international health and development for 40 years and has published extensively on public health, health policy and development finance.

Professor Feachem holds a Doctor of Science degree in Medicine from the University of London, and a PhD in Environmental Health from the University of New South Wales. In 2007 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering by the University of Birmingham. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. In 2002 he was elected to membership of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences. Sir Richard was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2007. He was awarded the 2010 Sir Frank Whittle Medal by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Publications: 

The path to eradication: a progress report on the malaria-eliminating countries.

Lancet (London, England)

Newby G, Bennett A, Larson E, Cotter C, Shretta R, Phillips AA, Feachem RG

[Global health 2035: a world converging within a generation].

Salud pu´blica de Me´xico

Jamison DT, Summers LH, Alleyne G, Arrow KJ, Berkley S, Binagwaho A, Bustreo F, Evans D, Feachem RG, Frenk J, Ghosh G, Goldie SJ, Guo Y, Gupta S, Horton R, Kruk ME, Mahmoud A, Mohohlo LK, Ncube M, Pablos-Mendez A, Reddy KS, Saxenian H, Soucat A, Ulltveit-Moe KH, Yamey G

The challenge of artemisinin resistance can only be met by eliminating Plasmodium falciparum malaria across the Greater Mekong subregion.

Malaria journal

Smith Gueye C, Newby G, Hwang J, Phillips AA, Whittaker M, MacArthur JR, Gosling RD, Feachem RG

Communicating and monitoring surveillance and response activities for malaria elimination: China's "1-3-7" strategy.

PLoS medicine

Cao J, Sturrock HJ, Cotter C, Zhou S, Zhou H, Liu Y, Tang L, Gosling RD, Feachem RG, Gao Q

Global health 2035: a world converging within a generation.

Lancet (London, England)

Jamison DT, Summers LH, Alleyne G, Arrow KJ, Berkley S, Binagwaho A, Bustreo F, Evans D, Feachem RG, Frenk J, Ghosh G, Goldie SJ, Guo Y, Gupta S, Horton R, Kruk ME, Mahmoud A, Mohohlo LK, Ncube M, Pablos-Mendez A, Reddy KS, Saxenian H, Soucat A, Ulltveit-Moe KH, Ulltveit-Moe KH, Yamey G

Mass drug administration for the control and elimination of Plasmodium vivax malaria: an ecological study from Jiangsu province, China.

Malaria journal

Hsiang MS, Hwang J, Tao AR, Liu Y, Bennett A, Shanks GD, Cao J, Kachur SP, Feachem RG, Gosling RD, Gao Q

Malaria eradication: is it possible? Is it worth it? Should we do it?

The Lancet. Global health

Liu J, Modrek S, Gosling RD, Feachem RG

The changing epidemiology of malaria elimination: new strategies for new challenges.

Lancet (London, England)

Cotter C, Sturrock HJ, Hsiang MS, Liu J, Phillips AA, Hwang J, Gueye CS, Fullman N, Gosling RD, Feachem RG

Malaria elimination gaining ground in the Asia Pacific.

Malaria journal

Gosling RD, Whittaker M, Gueye CS, Fullman N, Baquilod M, Kusriastuti R, Feachem RG

Malaria control and elimination in Sri Lanka: documenting progress and success factors in a conflict setting.

PloS one

Abeyasinghe RR, Galappaththy GN, Smith Gueye C, Kahn JG, Feachem RG

The economic benefits of malaria elimination: do they include increases in tourism?

Malaria journal

Modrek S, Liu J, Gosling R, Feachem RG

The Global Fund: getting the reforms right.

Lancet (London, England)

Feachem RG

Costs and financial feasibility of malaria elimination.

Lancet (London, England)

Sabot O, Cohen JM, Hsiang MS, Kahn JG, Basu S, Tang L, Zheng B, Gao Q, Zou L, Tatarsky A, Aboobakar S, Usas J, Barrett S, Cohen JL, Jamison DT, Feachem RG

Shrinking the malaria map: progress and prospects.

Lancet (London, England)

Feachem RG, Phillips AA, Hwang J, Cotter C, Wielgosz B, Greenwood BM, Sabot O, Rodriguez MH, Abeyasinghe RR, Ghebreyesus TA, Snow RW

Call to action: priorities for malaria elimination.

Lancet (London, England)

Feachem RG, Phillips AA, Targett GA, Snow RW

Expansion of cancer care and control in countries of low and middle income: a call to action.

Lancet (London, England)

Farmer P, Frenk J, Knaul FM, Shulman LN, Alleyne G, Armstrong L, Atun R, Blayney D, Chen L, Feachem R, Gospodarowicz M, Gralow J, Gupta S, Langer A, Lob-Levyt J, Neal C, Mbewu A, Mired D, Piot P, Reddy KS, Sachs JD, Sarhan M, Seffrin JR

A moment of truth for global health.

BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

Feachem R, Yamey G, Schrade C

Malaria elimination in Asia-Pacific: an under-told story.

Lancet (London, England)

Hsiang MS, Abeyasinghe R, Whittaker M, Feachem RG

Malaria: 2 years in the fast lane.

Lancet (London, England)

Feachem RG, Phillips AA

Oxfam must shed its ideological bias to be taken seriously.

BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

Montague D, Feachem R, Feachem NS, Koehlmoos TP, Kinlaw H, Smith R

The fallacy of impartiality: competing interest bias in academic publications.

Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

Smith R, Feachem R, Feachem NS, Koehlmoos TP, Kinlaw H

Is private health care the answer to the health problems of the world's poor?

PLoS medicine

Hanson K, Gilson L, Goodman C, Mills A, Smith R, Feachem R, Feachem NS, Koehlmoos TP, Kinlaw H

Seeing (RED).

Lancet (London, England)

Feachem R

A new global malaria eradication strategy.

Lancet (London, England)

Feachem R, Sabot O

The Global Fund 2001-2006: a review of the evidence.

Global public health

Feachem R, Sabot O

An examination of the Global Fund at 5 years.

Lancet (London, England)

Feachem RG, Sabot OJ

Moving towards true integration.

BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

Feachem RG, Sekhri NK

The research imperative: fighting AIDS, TB and malaria.

Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH

Feachem RG

Public health. A global response to AIDS: lessons learned, next steps.

Science (New York, N.Y.)

Piot P, Feachem RG, Lee JW, Wolfensohn JD

The Bulletin in 2001.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Feachem RG, Avery D

Authors' reply to getting more for their dollar: Kaiser v the NHS.

BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

Feachem RG, Sekhri N, White K

Health is wealth.

Nature

Feachem RG, Medlin CA

Getting more for their dollar: a comparison of the NHS with California's Kaiser Permanente.

BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

Feachem RG, Sekhri NK, White KL

Commission on Macroeconomics and Health.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Feachem RG

Infotech and biotech: learning the lessons.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Feachem RG

Globalization: from rhetoric to evidence.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Feachem RG

Globalisation is good for your health, mostly.

BMJ (Clinical research ed.)

Feachem RG

Why global health matters to US primary care physicians.

The Western journal of medicine

Peabody JW, Feachem RG

HAART--the need for strategically focused investments.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Feachem R

The future of the NHS: confronting the big questions.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Feachem RG

The role of the World Bank in international health: renewed commitment and partnership.

Social science & medicine (1982)

de Beyer JA, Preker AS, Feachem RG

Poverty and inequity: a proper focus for the new century.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Feachem RG

Health systems: more evidence, more debate.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Feachem RG

A new century for international public health.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Feachem RG

A new role for the Bulletin.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Feachem RG

The World Bank's contribution to tropical medicine: diagnosis and prognosis.

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene

Feachem RG

The spirit of Dakar: a call for action on malaria.

Nature

Bruno JM, Feachem R, Godal T, Nchinda T, Ogilvie B, Mons B, Mshana R, Radda G, Samba E, Schwartz M, Varmus H, Diallo S, Doumbo O, Greenwood B, Kilama W, Miller LH, da Silva LP

The World Bank's perspective on global health.

Current issues in public health

Claeson M, De Beyer J, Jha P, Feachem R

Comment from the World Bank.

AIDS (London, England)

Feachem R, Musgrove P, Elmendorf AE

Adult health: a legitimate concern for developing countries.

American journal of public health

Phillips M, Feachem RG, Murray CJ, Over M, Kjellstrom T

Fewer hospitals, bigger medical schools.

Lancet (London, England)

Green M, Feachem R, Dollery C

Excreta disposal behaviour and latrine ownership in relation to the risk of childhood diarrhoea in Sri Lanka.

International journal of epidemiology

Mertens TE, Jaffar S, Fernando MA, Cousens SN, Feachem RG

A study of the association between improved sanitation facilities and children's height in Lesotho.

European journal of clinical nutrition

Daniels DL, Cousens SN, Makoae LN, Feachem RG

Reduction in diarrhoeal diseases in children in rural Bangladesh by environmental and behavioural modifications.

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Aziz KM, Hoque BA, Hasan KZ, Patwary MY, Huttly SR, Rahaman MM, Feachem RG

Childhood diarrhoea in Sri Lanka: a case-control study of the impact of improved water sources.

Tropical medicine and parasitology : official organ of Deutsche Tropenmedizinische Gesellschaft and of Deutsche Gesellschaft fu¨r Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)

Mertens TE, Fernando MA, Cousens SN, Kirkwood BR, Marshall TF, Feachem RG

The Imo State (Nigeria) Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Project, 2. Impact on dracunculiasis, diarrhoea and nutritional status.

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Huttly SR, Blum D, Kirkwood BR, Emeh RN, Okeke N, Ajala M, Smith GS, Carson DC, Dosunmu-Ogunbi O, Feachem RG

The Imo State (Nigeria) Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Project, 1. Description of the project, evaluation methods, and impact on intervening variables.

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Blum D, Emeh RN, Huttly SR, Dosunmu-Ogunbi O, Okeke N, Ajala M, Okoro JI, Akujobi C, Kirkwood BR, Feachem RG

Health impact evaluation of improved water supplies and hygiene practices in Sri Lanka: background and methodology.

Tropical medicine and parasitology : official organ of Deutsche Tropenmedizinische Gesellschaft and of Deutsche Gesellschaft fu¨r Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)

Mertens TE, Cousens SN, Fernando MA, Kirkwood BR, Merkle F, Korte R, Feachem RG

Adult mortality in developing countries.

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Murray CJ, Feachem RG

A case-control study of the impact of improved sanitation on diarrhoea morbidity in Lesotho.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Daniels DL, Cousens SN, Makoae LN, Feachem RG

Persistent diarrhoea in a rural area of Bangladesh: a community-based longitudinal study.

International journal of epidemiology

Huttly SR, Hoque BA, Aziz KM, Hasan KZ, Patwary MY, Rahaman MM, Feachem RG

Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in the domestic environment of a Malaysian village.

Epidemiology and infection

Vadivelu J, Feachem RG, Drasar BS, Harrison TJ, Parasakthi N, Thambypillai V, Puthucheary SD

Tubewell water consumption and its determinants in a rural area of Bangladesh.

The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene

Hoque BA, Huttly SR, Aziz KM, Patwary MY, Feachem RG

Identifying health problems and health research priorities in developing countries.

The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene

Feachem RG, Graham WJ, Timaeus IM

Disability from dracunculiasis: effect on mobility.

Annals of tropical medicine and parasitology

Smith GS, Blum D, Huttly SR, Okeke N, Kirkwood BR, Feachem RG

Infant feeding and risk of severe diarrhoea in Basrah city, Iraq: a case-control study.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Mahmood DA, Feachem RG, Huttly SR

Risk to UK heterosexuals of contracting AIDS abroad.

Lancet (London, England)

Feachem RG, Phillips-Howard PA

The bacteriological quality of traditional water sources in north-eastern Imo State, Nigeria.

Epidemiology and infection

Blum D, Huttly SR, Okoro JI, Akujobi C, Kirkwood BR, Feachem RG

Comparison of five assays for the heat-labile enterotoxin of Escherichia coli.

Journal of medical microbiology

Vadivelu J, Dunn DT, Feachem RG, Drasar BS, Cox NP, Harrison TJ, Lloyd BJ

The effects of distance and season on the use of boreholes in northeastern Imo State, Nigeria.

The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene

Blum D, Feachem RG, Huttly SR, Kirkwood BR, Emeh RN

The epidemiology of acute diarrhoea in a rural community in Imo State, Nigeria.

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Huttly SR, Blum D, Kirkwood BR, Emeh RN, Feachem RG

Evidence of a prolonged association between low birthweight and paediatric diarrhoea in Sri Lanka.

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Mertens TE, Cousens SN, Feachem RG

Membrane filter assay for detection of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in epidemiological studies.

Lancet (London, England)

Vadivelu J, Lloyd BJ, Drasar BS, Feachem RG, Cox NP, Harrison TJ

The impact of physico-chemical stress on the toxigenicity of Vibrio cholerae.

The Journal of hygiene

Miller CJ, Drasar BS, Feachem RG, Hayes RJ

Interventions for the control of diarrhoeal diseases among young children: weaning education.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Ashworth A, Feachem RG

Interventions for the control of diarrhoeal diseases among young children: chemoprophylaxis.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

de Zoysa I, Feachem RG

Preparation of sugar-salt solutions.

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

de Zoysa I, Kirkwood B, Feachem R, Lindsay-Smith E

Perceptions of childhood diarrhoea and its treatment in rural Zimbabwe.

Social science & medicine (1982)

de Zoysa I, Carson D, Feachem R, Kirkwood B, Lindsay-Smith E, Loewenson R

Home-based oral rehydration therapy in rural Zimbabwe.

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

De Zoysa I, Carson D, Feachem R, Kirkwood B, Lindsay-Smith E, Loewenson R

Excreta disposal facilities and intestinal parasitism in urban Africa: preliminary studies in Botswana, Ghana and Zambia.

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Feachem RG, Guy MW, Harrison S, Iwugo KO, Marshall T, Mbere N, Muller R, Wright AM

Diarrhoeal disease control: reviews of potential interventions.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Feachem RG, Hogan RC, Merson MH

Interventions for the control of diarrhoeal diseases among young children: measles immunization.

Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Feachem RG, Koblinsky MA

Cholera and estuarine salinity in Calcutta and London.

Lancet (London, England)

Miller CJ, Drasar BS, Feachem RG

The water and sanitation decade.

The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene

Feachem R

Enteroviruses in the environment.

Tropical diseases bulletin

Feachem R, Garelick H, Slade J

Sanitation and Culex pipiens mosquitoes: a brief review.

The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene

Curtis CF, Feachem RG

Technical and public health aspects of low cost sanitation programme planning.

The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene

Mara D, Feachem R

Seasonal dimensions to rural porverty: analysis and practical implications.

The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene

Chambers R, Longhurst R, Bradley D, Feachem R

Is cholera primarily water-borne.

Lancet (London, England)

Feachem R