Ramadhani Noor

Health | Tanzania

2014 New Voices Fellow


Noor says that shortly after qualifying as a junior doctor, he became overwhelmed by the number of patients that – despite his efforts – were dying from preventable and/or treatable diseases and conditions. He went on to study public health at Harvard, and took on the role of coordinating seven malaria vaccine trials in five African countries and to co-found the Malaria Control Forum, which brings together scientists, researchers, government officials and the media for updates and discussion of malaria control tools. Noor says that vaccinations are one key step toward improving the health of future generations, but that he is also increasingly concerned about another threat: “hidden hunger”, nutrition and food security. He is currently a doctoral candidate and research associate at the Harvard School of Public Health.