David Nabarro

Director, 4SD

1970, qualification in Physiology; 1974, qualification in Medicine. Has worked in more than 50 countries - in communities and hospitals, governments, civil society, universities and as a staff member of the United Nations. Served for 10 years in the British Government in the 1990s before joining the World Health Organization (WHO) in January 1999, covering Malaria, AIDS and TB, as well as responses to health crises. 2005, joined the office of the UN Secretary-General; responsible for coordinating international strategies on avian and human influenza; on food insecurity; on nutrition (including coordination of the Movement to Scale Up Nutrition); on the West Africa Ebola outbreak; and on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change; currently advises on resilient, climate-compatible and sustainable development, with a particular focus on food systems, land use and public health.