The Lancet Commission on TB includes international TB experts from diverse backgrounds including government, civil society, non-governmental organizations, UN institutions and academia. The commissioners met three times over an 18-month period, and held numerous conference calls in between, to identify the high priority interventions that, if implemented, can secure a TB-free world within a generation. Their report, Building a TB-free world, provides a roadmap for the international community and high-burden TB countries to achieve the ambitious targets outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals.
Chairs of the Commission
Eric Goosby, MD
Dr. Goosby has been UN Special Envoy on TB since 2015. As Special Envoy, he works to promote awareness of TB, encouraging people to get tested, and sending a message to world leaders that more resources are needed to make the world free from TB. A professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), he also directs the Center for Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy at the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences.
Dean Jamison, PhD
Jamison is a health economist and professor emeritus at UCSF. Jamison was co-first author with Lawrence Summers of ‘Global Health 2035,’ the report of the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health (The Lancet, December 2013). Most recently, he led work on the nine-volume Disease Control Priorities series from the World Bank and was lead author of its synthesizing publication (The Lancet, December 2017).
Soumya Swaminathan, MD, MBBS
Dr. Swaminathan is a deputy director general for Programmes at the World Health Organization. A pediatrician, she previously served as Secretary of the Department of Health Research in the Government of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. She is a globally recognized researcher on tuberculosis and HIV, with 30 years of experience in clinical care and research.
Michael Reid, MD, MPH
Mike Reid recently completed an infectious disease fellowship at UCSF and works in the Institute for Global Health Sciences Center on Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy. He is involved with policy analyses, research and agenda-setting activities related to improving care delivery for people in sub-Saharan Africa living with HIV, TB and other chronic diseases. He is also an infectious disease physician within the Positive Health Practice "Ward 86" at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Prior to joining UCSF, he spent five years working in PEPFAR-funded programs in Africa and was the lead physician in the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Health program in Gaborone, Botswana for three years.