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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Announces Keith Klugman to Lead Pneumonia Program

SEATTLE -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that Keith Klugman has been named director of the Pneumonia program. He will start work at the foundation on August 5, 2013. 

Klugman was previously the William H. Foege Professor of Global Health and Professor of Epidemiology in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, as well as Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Emory School of Medicine. He will continue to serve as Honorary Professor in the Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.  

Klugman has chaired or served on numerous expert committees for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He trained in South Africa and completed his post-doctoral research at Rockefeller University in New York. 

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

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