Prof Yogan Pillay

Yogan Pillay is currently the Country Director of the Clinton Health Access Initiative in South Africa and senior director for Universal Health Coverage.
He holds a Phd in public health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
He is the former Deputy Director General responsible for health programmes in the Department of Health, South Africa (2008-2020), which included the HIV programme which has the largest number of people living with HIV initiated on ARVs.
He is a co-author of two textbooks on global health and an editor of a book on mental health in South Africa. He is a author/co-author of more than a 100 peer-reviewed journal articles.
He was awarded a certification of appreciation for work on tuberculosis by the KNCV TB Foundation in 2018, received a Paul Harris Fellowship recognition from the Rotary Action Group for Family Health & AIDS Prevention in 2020 for work on maternal and child health.
He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Cape Town in 2021 and named an extraordinary professor in the Department of Global Health, Stellenbosch University in the same year.
He serves as an academic editor for PLOS ONE and reviewer for many journals.
He has served on numerous WHO advisory committees including the Strategic Technical Advisory Committees on TB and HIV. He is an affiliate of the Center for Innovation in Global Health, Georgetown University.

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