Anthony Measham

Anthony Measham has spent most of his career in global health, including a total of 15 years working in Colombia, Bangladesh and India. Since retirement from the World Bank, he has worked for the National Institutes of Health, the Population Reference Bureau and the World Bank as a freelance consultant in Health, Nutrition and Population.

Born in the United Kingdom, Dr. Measham practiced family medicine in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, before specializing in public health and preventive medicine. He served in developing countries on behalf of the Population Council (Colombia), the Ford Foundation (Bangladesh), and the World Bank (India). He subsequently served for 17 years on the staff of the World Bank, as Health Adviser from 1984 until 1988 and as Chief for Policy and Research of the Health, Nutrition, and Population Division from 1988 until 1993.

Dr. Measham provided technical assistance, carried out research and analysis, and helped to develop projects in more than 20 developing countries, primarily in the areas of maternal and child health, family planning and nutrition. He was an editor of the first edition of Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries and was co-managing editor of the second edition. Dr. Measham graduated in medicine from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1965. He received Master of Science and Doctor of Public Health degrees from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and is a diplomat of the American Board of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. 

Dr. Measham also serves as a member of the DCP3 Advisory Committee to the Editors.