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Nick Drager, M.D., Ph.D.

As Senior Advisor, in the Department of Ethics, Trade , Human Rights and Health Law at the World Health Organizsation, Dr. Nick Drager's current work focuses on emerging global public health issues related to globalisation and trade. The policy related, research and training activities of the work programme he leads are designed to contribute to enabling public health practitioners to analyse and act on the broader determinants of health development, as well as to place public health interests higher on the international development agenda to improve health outcomes for the poor. Prior to this he was Senior Advisor in the Strategy Unit, Office of the Director General at WHO. He has extensive experience working with senior government officials in developing countries worldwide and major development agencies in health sector analysis, health policy development, strategic planning and resource allocation decisions and in providing advice on health development negotiations and conflict resolution.In addition to working on horizontal health system issues he has also worked in communicable disease control programmes. With a team of senior managers he contributed to the development of and implemented the strategy for national planning, resource mobilization and donor coordination for National HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Programmes in over 80 countries which resulted in support to countries of $US 400 million for national HIV/AIDS programmes. He has deep experience in negotiations on international health development issues, He represents WHO at international events and conferences, serves as chair, keynote speaker at numerous international conferences; lectures at Universities in Europe, North America and Asia; and is the author of numerous articles and editor of books in the area of health and development. He has an M.D. from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Hautes Etudes Internationales, University of Geneva.

I'm in Geneva working at the World Health Organization - you can get info about me by going on google search - typing in Nick Drager and selecting the web.