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Daniel Berman

Head of the Global Health team

Pronouns: He/Him

Areas of expertise: Antibiotic Resistance, Longitude Prize, Public Health, Surgical Equity Prize, Global Health, Challenge Prizes

Daniel heads up the Global Health team at Nesta Challenges including managing the Longitude Prize, which is a £10 million project designed to incentivise the development of a rapid diagnostic test to improve the use of antibiotics. Daniel represents Nesta in international One Health forums designed to address the challenge of antimicrobial resistance. This includes championing new strategies to address the market failure that has led to a lack of diagnostic products to address AMR.

Daniel is also exploring new prizes in Essential Surgery and non-pharmaceutical treatments of chronic pain.

Before coming to Nesta, Daniel worked for the World Health Organization in Ethiopia on a local pharmaceutical production project. Previous to that he was at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for more than 16 years. At MSF he had multiple assignments in the Access to Medicines Campaign which focuses on stimulating and steering innovation and access to medicines, diagnostics and vaccines.

From 2012-2015 Daniel was General Director of MSF Southern Africa, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Daniel is currently a Trustee for QUAMED, a French NGO that supports humanitarian organisations and national procurement institutions to improve quality of medicines.

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