Anthony R. Measham

Anthony R. Measham

Anthony R. Measham is co-managing editor of the Disease Control Priorities Project at the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health; deputy director of the Communicating Health Priorities Project at the Population Reference Bureau, Washington, DC; and a member of the Working Group of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization on behalf of the World Bank.

Born in the United Kingdom , Dr. Measham practiced family medicine in Dartmouth , Nova Scotia , before devoting the remainder of his career to date to international health. He spent 15 years living in developing countries on behalf of the Population Council ( Colombia ), the Ford Foundation ( Bangladesh ), and the World Bank ( India ). Early in his international health career (1975-77), he was deputy director of the Center for Population and Family Health at Columbia University , New York . He then served for 17 years on the staff of the World Bank, as health adviser from 1984 until 1988 and as chief for policy and research of the Health, Nutrition, and Population Division form 1988 until 1993.

Dr. Measham has spent most of his career providing technical assistance, carrying out research and analysis, and helping to develop projects in more than 20 developing countries, primarily in the areas of maternal and child health, family planning, and nutrition. He was an editor of the first edition of Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries and has authored approximately 60 monographs, book chapters, and journal articles.

Dr. Measham graduated in medicine from Dalhousie University , Halifax , Nova Scotia . He received a master of science and a doctorate in public health from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and is a diplomat of the American Board of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. His honors include being elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; being appointed as special professor of International Health, University of Nottingham Medical School, Nottingham, United Kingdom; and being named Dalhousie University Medical Alumnus of the Year in 2000-1.

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