Professor in Global Health Infection and Immunity, Deputy Co-Director Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA), University of Edinburgh

Francisca Mutapi is professor in Global Health Infection and Immunity, Deputy Director of the NIHR Global Health Research Unit TIBA (Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa) and co-Director of the Global Health Academy at the University of Edinburgh. She is also a fellow of both the African Academy of Sciences and Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences. She conducts and leads basic scientific research that has had an impact on the policy, practice and implementation of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) control, especially in Africa. She has contributed to shaping national and global NTD policies by working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO), Africa Union Commission and local governments in affected countries, impacting millions of lives.