Dr Neeraj Mistry

Deputy Director

Dr Neeraj Mistry
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South Africa
Future Africa
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Dr Neeraj Mistry is the Deputy Director at Future Africa, University of Pretoria. He is a global public health leader with over 20 years of executive experience in non-profits, businesses, academia, and UN organisations. He was in the Department of International Health at Georgetown University in Washington DC and consults on various aspects of health and development strategies. Dr Mistry completed his medical training at the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School and worked in occupational health in mining, and in South Africa’s public and private health sectors.

He joined the National Health Service and private health care in the UK and completed a Master’s degree in Economics and Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. This training and experience led to an internationally focused career with global non-profits, multinational corporations, and UN agencies, with national and regional policy work in the United States and across Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Dr Mistry has previously served as the Medical Director of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria, and the Managing Director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases. He recently completed a Master’s in Ayurvedic Medicine and relocated to South Africa at the end of 2020.