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Foundling Museum, London Sept 29th 2014

Dr. Edith Roset Bahmanyar

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Global Program Head of Leprosy and Malaria Programs
Novartis Foundation

Dr. Edith Roset Bahmanyar is Global Program Head, Malaria and Leprosy, at the
Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development, working with partners on projects aiming at elimination of these diseases.

Edith holds a Diploma and a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, with a Board Certification in obstetrics and gynecology. Edith also has a Degree in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Prince Leopold II Institute of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Antwerp, Belgium,
and a Master in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, MA, USA.

Prior to joining the Novartis Foundation in March 2014, Edith was Senior Medical Epidemiologist at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, working on large multi country studies in Africa to support the RTS,S/AS malaria vaccine development,and provided epidemiological expertise for other disease areas such as Tuberculosis, HIV, and Neglected Tropical Diseases. Previously, Edith provided technical expertise to Ministries of Health to scale up HIV programs in sub-Saharan Africa, including in Tanzania with Centers for Diseases Control, and in Lesotho with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and SolidarMed.