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Professor Donald Bundy

Professor
of Epidemiology and Development

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Donald Bundy is Professor of Epidemiology and Development at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He has worked for more than 30 years on the role of school health and nutrition programmes in the development of school-age children and adolescents, especially in low-income countries. He is the Director of the Global Research Consortium for School Health and Nutrition, and advisor to the World Food Programme in Rome, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation in London, the World Bank in Washington DC, and several national governments.

Donald Bundy is Professor of Epidemiology and Development at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He has worked for more than 30 years on the role of school health and nutrition programmes in the development of school-age children and adolescents, especially in low-income countries. He is the Director of the Global Research Consortium for School Health and Nutrition, and advisor to the World Food Programme in Rome, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation in London, the World Bank in Washington DC, and several national governments. 

Before joining LSHTM in 2018 he was Senior Advisor to the Global Health Team of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in Seattle and London. Previously he served for 15 years (1999-2014) at the World Bank in Washington DC, and as Lead Health Specialist focused on the interface between the health and education sectors, and coordinated the Bank’s programme for NTDs and the African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control. These policy roles built on his earlier academic career (1979-1999) at the University of Oxford, Imperial College London and the University of the West Indies.

Donald founded The Partnership for Child Development in 1992, which was recognised as best practice in the UK Parliamentary Review 2019, and co-led the creation of The FRESH Framework at the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal in 2000.

Donald has authored more than more than 400 books and scientific publications, including Rethinking School Feeding in 2009, and produced award-winning documentary films on the role of public health in development, including a series for the American Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). He has contributed to all three editions of the World Bank’s Disease Control Priorities since 1993, and in the 2018 edition led Volume 8, Child and Adolescent Health and Development, which has been re-printed twice with the World Food Programme and with the Global Partnership for Education. He was editorial advisor to UN World Food Programme "State of School Feeding Worldwide 2020". 

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Disease Control

Centres

Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)

Teaching

Short Course on Adolescent Health in Low and Middle-Income Countries (Aoife Doyle, Isolde Birdthistle).

MSc London-based Module:  Neglected Tropical Diseases (Amaya Bustinduy, Michael Marks, Calum Davey).

Research

1. Evaluating the contribution of health and nutrition to the creation of Human Capital

2. Policy and strategy for national health and nutrition programmes for school age children and adolescents.

3. The design of school feeding and other cost-effective school-based health and nutrition-sensitive delivery programmes, including deworming, eye health, menstrual hygiene managment, vaccination, malaria control.

4. The roles of multiple sectors in the health and development of school age children and adolescents, including Education, WASH and the private sector.

Research Area
Child health
Climate change
Clinical trials
Conflict
Economic evaluation
Environment
Health care financing
Health care policy
Health outcomes
Health policy
Health promotion
Helminths
Hygiene
Infectious disease policy
Micronutrients
Parasites
Public health
Sanitation
Sexual health
Social and structural determinants of health
Vaccines
Water
Adolescent health
Agriculture
Behaviour change
Capacity strengthening
Chemotherapy
Disease control
Evaluation
Evidence use
Food
Gender
Global Health
Health services
Medicines
Physical activity
Private sector
Randomised controlled trials
Reproductive health
Schools
Violence
Modelling
Education
Discipline
Health economics
Life-course epidemiology
Pharmacoepidemiology
Development studies
Economics
Epidemiology
Medicine
Mathematical modelling
Nutrition
Parasitology
Policy analysis
Opthalmology
Social Policy
Disease and Health Conditions
Cardiovascular disease
Diarrhoeal diseases
Eye diseases
HIV/AIDS
Infectious disease
Injuries
Malaria
Malnutrition
Mental health
Trachoma
Disability
Blindness
Cervical cancer
Diabetes
Emerging Infectious Disease
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Lymphatic filariasis
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Non-communicable diseases
Obesity
Schistosomiasis
Sexually transmitted infection
Skin disease
Tropical diseases
Vector borne disease
Zoonotic disease
Leishmaniasis
Scabies
Soil-transmitted helminths
Onchocerciasis
Country
Angola
United Arab Emirates
Armenia
Benin
Burkina Faso
Belarus
Brazil
Bhutan
Canada
China
Cote d'Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Germany
Ecuador
Ethiopia
Finland
France
United Kingdom
Ghana
Guinea
The Gambia
Equatorial Guinea
Haiti
India
Italy
Jamaica
Kenya
Kyrgyz Republic
Kuwait
Sri Lanka
Mali
Niger
Nigeria
Nepal
Peru
Russia
Senegal
Chad
Tajikistan
United States of America
South Africa
Region
Arab World
Caribbean small states
East Asia & Pacific (all income levels)
Europe & Central Asia (all income levels)
European Union
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
Least developed countries: UN classification
Middle East & North Africa (all income levels)
North America
OECD members
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

Recognizing Eye Health as an Integral Part of Children's School Health Throughout the World.
MacKenzie GE; Morgan IG; Baraas RC; Little J-A; Congdon N; Chan VF; Moore B; Bundy D
2022
Asia-Pacific journal of ophthalmology
School Health and Nutrition Monitoring: What Practitioners and Policy Makers Can Learn from China.
Schultz L; Bundy DAP
2022
The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific
Estimates of Treatable Deaths Within the First 20 Years of Life from Scaling Up Surgical Care at First-Level Hospitals in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
Sykes AG; Seyi-Olajide J; Ameh EA; Ozgediz D; Abbas A; Abib S; Ademuyiwa A; Ali A; Aziz TT; Chowdhury TK
2022
World Journal of Surgery
The Role of Health in Education and Human Capital: Why an Integrated Approach to School Health Could Make a Difference in the Futures of Schoolchildren in Low-Income Countries.
Cohee LM; Halliday KE; Gelli A; Mwenyango I; Lavadenz F; Burbano C; Drake L; Bundy DAP
2020
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Establishing Global School Feeding Program Targets: How Many Poor Children Globally Should Be Prioritized, and What Would Be the Cost of Implementation?
Drake LJ; Lazrak N; Fernandes M; Chu K; Singh S; Ryckembusch D; Nourozi S; Bundy DAP; Burbano C
2020
Frontiers in public health
World Gastroenterology Organisation Global Guidelines: Management of Strongyloidiasis February 2018-Compact Version>.
Farthing M; Albonico M; Bisoffi Z; Bundy D; Buonfrate D; Chiodini P; Katelaris P; Kelly P; Savioli L; Mair AL
2020
Journal of clinical gastroenterology
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