David Sanders

David Sanders, Emeritus Professor and founding Director of the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa, is a paediatrician qualified in Public Health. He has 35 years’ experience of health policy and programme development, research and teaching in Zimbabwe and South Africa, having advised governments and UN agencies and published extensively on primary health care, child health and nutrition, including three books on global health and PHC. He serves on the International Malnutrition Task Force and was on the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition and the Knowledge Network on Globalisation of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health. He received the Nutrition Society of South Africa Award in 2002 and an Honorary Doctorate from UCT in 2012. He serves on the Management Committee of South Africa’s Centre of Excellence on Food Security and on the Global Steering Council of Peoples Health Movement.