rofessor Sir Alimuddin Zumla is Professor of Infectious Diseases and International Health at University College London and Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases at University College Hospital, United Kingdom. He qualified with honours in medicine in 1979 from the University of Zambia, School of Medicine. He subsequently completed specialty training in infectious diseases, tropical medicine and clinical immunology in the United Kingdom and United States, which included Master’s and PhD degrees from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (1981, 1987). Professor Sir Alimuddin Zumla is globally renowned for his leadership of health policy relevant research and for his outstanding and extensive output in infectious diseases, tropical medicine, with a focus on TB, HIV and respiratory diseases. He is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes for his research and advocacy in the field of TB, including the Order of the Grand Commander of Distinguished Services Award First Division awarded to him by the President of Zambia on Zambia’s independence day, October 24th 2012. In June 2017, he was honoured in the United Kingdom with a Knighthood (KBE).