Robert D. Newman, MD, is a pediatrician and currently the director of the Global Malaria Programme at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He has dedicated the last 14 years to combating malaria through his work at Health Alliance International in Mozambique, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and most recently WHO. He believes that through relentless investment in scaling-up the malaria interventions we have today, developing new tools for tomorrow, and fostering leadership in affected countries, this ancient foe can be defeated. Dr. Newman received his BA in English Literature from Williams College and his MD from Johns Hopkins University. He completed his pediatric residency and MPH at the University of Washington.