Honorary Associate Professor, UCL

A native of Taranto, Italy, Dr. Mosca earned his medical degree at the University of Milan and specialized in Emergency Surgery and ER at the University of Modena. Dr. Mosca has worked 24 years in Africa and the Middle East. He worked in Zaire (today) DRC for the Italian Technical Cooperation first as a surgeon, and shifting later to public health. He joined IOM in Mozambique in 1994; as part of the UN Mission (UNOMOZ) , and in 1996, relocated to Angola where IOM was involved with the post conflict programs of the UNAVEM III Mission, assisting the return of displaced people and demobilized soldiers to their lands of origin. In the decade from 1998 to 2008 he was based in Nairobi, Kenya where he led IOM medical teams as the Regional Medical Officer for Africa and Middle East. In that capacity he worked in the resettlement of refugees, in the provision of migration health assessment for migrants, and in migration and health programs in several African and Middle East countries through a variety of innovative programmes and initiatives that in the areas of HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, health promotion, and in addressing the migration of health care workers from Africa. In 2003, Dr. Mosca coordinated the emergency health programs of IOM in Middle East and Gulf Region. In 2008, Dr Mosca was appointed as Director, Migration Health Department at IOM/Hqs in Geneva, position from which he retired in December 2017. Dr. Davide T. Mosca is Honorary Associate Professor at the Institute for Global Health of the University College of London (UCL) , and an affiliate with the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a Commissioner with the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and Health. As a private consultant and CEO of Realizing Health SDGs for Migrants, Displaced and Communities, Dr. Mosca is committed to advancing the cause of global health and social equity worldwide.

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    Honorary Associate Professor, UCL