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Leaders Driving Change: Peter Piot, Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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Biography: Peter Piot, who co-discovered the Ebola virus in Zaire in 1976, is Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He was founding Executive Director of UNAIDS and Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and has served in numerous other international and academic leadership roles. He has received many awards, including the Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health and the 2013 Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for Medical Research. He was named a 2014 TIME Person of the Year (The Ebola Fighters) and has published over 500 scientific articles and 16 books.

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