Neeraj Mistry joined the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases as Managing Director in July 2010. He focuses on advocacy and resource mobilization efforts, creatively bringing likeminded groups and individuals together for the common purpose of controlling and eliminating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
A South African public health physician, Mistry was a founding member and former vice president of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBC). He brings extensive experience in global health policy and programming, having worked in developing and developed countries, and in the public and private sectors in clinical practice, health policy and social development.
Following the completion of his medical training at the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, Mistry focused on HIV/AIDS, occupational health, family practice and sexual and reproductive health. Mistry also worked at the National Health Service (NHS) in London and with Merck & Co. Inc. dealing with public affairs for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He holds a master’s degree in health policy and economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.