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 Prof Richard Laing, Extraordinary Professor UWC’s School of Public Health (SoPH), awarded the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship

Prof Richard Laing, Extraordinary Professor UWC’s School of Public Health (SoPH), awarded the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship


The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program, administered by the Institute for International Education, has awarded Richard Laing, a professor of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health and Extraordinary Professor at SoPH, a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship, to help develop pharmaceutical policy courses at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa.

Prof Laing is a medical doctor and worked for the Ministry of Health in Zimbabwe for more 18 years, during which time he completed Masters Doctoral degrees focusing on Community Health for Developing Countries and on Comparative Health Systems and Policy Analysis. After receiving his degrees, he spent 13 years working for Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and establishing the International Network for the Rational Use of Drugs.  Following his work with MSH, Dr. Laing taught international publish health at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) before joining the World Health Organization (WHO) as a medical officer.  At WHO, he was responsible for editing the Essential Drugs Monitor and leading the team responsible for Medicines Evidence and Information for Policy. He was one of the authors of the Priority Medicines for Europe and the World report 2004 (and the update in 2013), as well as the author of the report From Access to Adherence The Challenges of Anti Retroviral Treatment. Recently he has published research on the availability and price of chronic disease medicines. He was also the editor for the third edition of the World Medicines Situation Report.

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship is and was designed to encourage African scholars in the U.S. and Canada to help develop educational institutions in Africa. It provides funding and a structure for African-born academics at accredited higher education institutions in the United States and Canada to collaborate with colleagues at accredited higher education institutions in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda on capacity-building education projects.

While in South Africa, Prof Laing will work on a project titled: “Curriculum Co-development and Graduate Teaching in Face-to-Face Short Courses and Online Modules in Pharmaceutical Public Health and Policy”. This project will support the establishment of a Pharmaceuticals track within the existing Master of Public Health Programme, offered at the School of Public Health at UWC, and aligning them with other initiatives in this field within the university.

Contact: Dr Hazel Bradley at hbradley@uwc.ac.za for further information

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