Professor Kazatchkine has dedicated the last 30 years to the fight against AIDS and global health as a physician, researcher, diplomat and administrator.

The Professeur Kazatchkine is a doctor and a professor emeritus at l’Université Paris-Descartes. He was the director of the National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis (ANRS) in France from 1998 to 2005, and the Ambassador in charge of the fight against HIV/AIDS and communicable diseases from 2005 to 2007.

The Pr Kazatchkine war the Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) from 2007 to 2012. He then was appointed Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

From January 2020, the Professor Kazachtine is the Special Adviser of the Europe Bureau at WHO. He is a ‘Senior Fellow’ of the Centre mondiale de l’Institut des Hautes Etudes en Affaires Internationales et Développement à Genève, and he is a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policies.

He has been a member of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response of during Covid-19.

Professor Kazatchkine holds Honorary Doctorates from the Imperial College in London, the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Catholic University of Leuven. He is an Officer of the Legion of Honour and the National Order of Merit.