9º World Congress on Health Information and Libraries

Salvador, Bahia - Brazil, September, 20 to 23 - 2005


4th Regional Coordination Meeting of the VHL

September, 19 to 20 - 2005

Jon Elliot Rhode

International Public Health Consultant, Former Senior Health Advisor for the South African Equity Project  - South Africa


Dr Rohde, a Harvard trained Public Health Specialist and Paediatrician, is an international public health consultant. He recently served as Senior Health Advisor for the South African EQUITY Project with Management Sciences for Health where the development of information systems in support of disparity reduction including routine health information, periodic surveys and a national Health Information System were his main tasks. The first Director of the EQUITY Project, he came to South Africa from twelve years in India where he was the Representative of UNICEF and the Global Advisor for health and nutrition to Mr James Grant.  For the past thirty-five years he has lived and worked in developing countries conducting research on diarrhoeal disease and nutrition in Bangladesh, representing the Rockefeller Foundation in Indonesia, and directing the Rural Health Delivery System for Haiti.  A paediatrician, he has published widely in the area of infectious disease and nutrition and v arious aspects of public health.  His books are used in Schools of Public Health world-wide, the most recent: Community based Primary Health Care.