Richard Feachem, DSc, PhD

Epidemiology & Biostatistics
+1 415 476-5417

Professor Sir Richard Feachem is Director of the Global Health Group at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Institute for Global Health Sciences and Professor of Global Health at both UCSF and the University of California, Berkeley. 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. 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. Professor Feachem serves as Chair of the Lancet Commission on Malaria Eradication. He has also served on the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, the Commission on HIV and Governance in Africa, the Commission on Investing in Health, and numerous other boards and committees. He has published extensively on epidemiology, public health and health policy.

Professor Feachem holds a Doctor of Science in Medicine from the University of London, and a PhD in Environmental Health from the University of New South Wales. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering by the University of Birmingham and an Honorary Doctorate in Medicine by the University of Queensland. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians and of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and a member of the US National Academy of Medicine. Among other honors, Sir Richard was awarded the Sir Frank Whittle Medal by the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Richard T. Hewitt Award by the Royal Society of Medicine. Sir Richard was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2007.


Malaria eradication within a generation: ambitious, achievable, and necessary.

Lancet (London, England)

Feachem RGA, Chen I, Akbari O, Bertozzi-Villa A, Bhatt S, Binka F, Boni MF, Buckee C, Dieleman J, Dondorp A, Eapen A, Sekhri Feachem N, Filler S, Gething P, Gosling R, Haakenstad A, Harvard K, Hatefi A, Jamison D, Jones KE, Karema C, Kamwi RN, Lal A, Larson E, Lees M, Lobo NF, Micah AE, Moonen B, Newby G, Ning X, Pate M, Quiñones M, Roh M, Rolfe B, Shanks D, Singh B, Staley K, Tulloch J, Wegbreit J, Woo HJ, Mpanju-Shumbusho W

Roll Back Malaria: an historical footnote.

Malaria journal

Feachem SR

Alma-Ata at 40 years: reflections from the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health.

Lancet (London, England)

Watkins DA, Yamey G, Schäferhoff M, Adeyi O, Alleyne G, Alwan A, Berkley S, Feachem R, Frenk J, Ghosh G, Goldie SJ, Guo Y, Gupta S, Knaul F, Kruk M, Nugent R, Ogbuoji O, Qi J, Reddy S, Saxenian H, Soucat A, Jamison DT, Summers LH

The Lancet Commission on malaria eradication.

Lancet (London, England)

Chen I, Cooney R, Feachem RGA, Lal A, Mpanju-Shumbusho W

Expanding the Vector Control Toolbox for Malaria Elimination: A Systematic Review of the Evidence.

Advances in parasitology

Williams YA, Tusting LS, Hocini S, Graves PM, Killeen GF, Kleinschmidt I, Okumu FO, Feachem RGA, Tatarsky A, Gosling RD

Regional initiatives for malaria elimination: Building and maintaining partnerships.

PLoS medicine

Lover AA, Harvard KE, Lindawson AE, Smith Gueye C, Shretta R, Gosling R, Feachem R

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 publica de Mexico

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

Progress towards elimination: a case study of Sri Lanka.

Malaria journal

Gavvrie NL Galappaththv, Cara Smith Gueve, Rabindra R Abeyasinghe, Jim G Kahn, Richard GA Feachem

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

Call to action: priorities for malaria elimination.

Lancet (London, England)

Feachem RG, Phillips AA, Targett GA, Snow RW

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

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

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

11 Unitary environmental classification of water-and excreta-related communicable diseases.

Handbook of Water and Wastewater Microbiology

D.D. Mara, R.G.A. Feachem

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.


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

Understanding the role of governments in global tobacco control.

Tobacco: The Growing Epidemic

P. Jha, T. E. Novotny, R. G. A. Feachem

Water- and Excreta-Related Diseases: Unitary Environmental Classification.

Journal of Environmental Engineering

D. D. Mara, R. G. A. Feachem

Air pollution and mortality in Central and Eastern Europe.

European journal of public health


The Health of Adults in the Developing World.

Southern Economic Journal

Steven H. Chasin, Richard G. A. Feachem, Tord Kjellstrom, Christopher J. L. Murray, Mead Over, Margaret A. Phillips

World Development Report 1993: Investing in health.

Journal of Public Health

Richard G. A. Feachem

The Health of Adults in the Developing World.

Population and Development Review

Eileen M. Crimmins, Richard G. A. Feachem, Tord Kjellstrom, Christopher J. L. Murray, Mead Over, Margaret A. Phillips

Health status in the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic.

Health policy and planning


Closure to “Water Supplies for Low-Income Communities in Developing Countries”.

Journal of Environmental Engineering

Richard G. Feachem

CHAPTER I The Human Ecologist as Superman?.

Subsistence and Survival