Mr Andy Leather

Senior Advisor

Mr Andrew Leather is a Senior Lecturer in Global Health and Surgery in the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences, at King’s College London. He is also the Founding Director of the King’s Centre for Global Health & Health Partnerships at KCL. He was a Consultant Surgeon at King’s College Hospital from 1996-2015. In 2000, he started a health partnership between KCH and Somaliland with the Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET). Health partnerships were subsequently launched in Sierra Leone (2011), Democratic Republic of Congo (2013) and in Zambia (2018). The health partnership in Sierra Leone played a leading role in the Ebola epidemic of 2014-2016. The centre started an intercalated BSc in Global Health in September 2010, an MSc in 2013 (including a global surgery pathway), and PhD supervision started in 2017.

He co-chaired the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (2013-2015) and has a research interest in strengthening surgical systems. He teaches on the MSc in Global Health leading the global surgery pathway for the MSc.

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