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Dr. Eric GOEMAERE Head of Mission, Médecins sans Frontières, South Africa


1971-1974 MSc in economics, with macroeconomics option, University of Leuven, Belgium
1974-1982 Doctorate in medicine, surgery and obstetrics, University of Leuven, Belgium
1979 Volunteer in a refugee camp, Ban Namyao, Thailand
1982 Diploma of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
  General practitioner in Brussels
1983-1986 Head of mission for MSF, Mali
1988 Epidemiological and bio statistics, IDEA-CDC, Annecy, France
  Management of Health services course, MSF, Brussels
1988-1991 Medical director, MSF headquarter in Brussels
1994-1998 Executive Director MSF Belgium
1999 HIV/AIDS management course, MSF, Brussels
since 1999 Development of the first public health ARV treatment programme in Africa, Khayelitsha South Africa
2001 HAART treatment, MSF, South Africa


Do Patents Prevent Access to Drugs for HIV in Developing Countries?, in: Journal of the American Medical Association 287, no. 7, 2002
The prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programme and infant feeding practices, S Afr Med J, 2003
Promoting adherence to antiretroviral therapy: the experience from a primary care setting in Khayelitsha, 18 Suppl 3:S27-S31, South Africa. AIDS 2004
Integrating tuberculosis and HIV care in the primary care setting in South Africa, Trop Med Int Health, 2004


MSF received a collective Nobel Peace Prize, 1999
Scientific American Journal, "Medical Policy Leader of the Year", 2002