GIAN LUCA BURCI is Legal Counsel of the World Health Organization, Switzerland. FRANCESCO CAVALLI-SFORZA works as director, author, and science writer. Francesco currently holds the course of Genetics and Anthropology at the Department of Philosophy of Universita Vita-Salute, in Italy. VALERIE CROWELL is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Health and Epidemiology at the Swiss Tropical Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland. CHRIS DESMOND is a Research Specialist in the Child, Youth, Family and Social Development Research Programme of the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa. CARROLL ESTES is Professor of Sociology and Founding Director of the Institute for Health and Ageing at the University of California, San Francisco, USA. DAVID EVANS is Director of the Department of Health Systems Financing in the Cluster on Health Systems and Services at the World Health Organization, Switzerland. LAURIE GARRETT is currently the Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, USA. EGLE GRANZIERA is an Associate Legal Officer in the Office of the Legal Counsel of the World Health Organization, Switzerland. RIIKKA KOSKENMAKI is a Technical Officer (Legal) at the World Health Organization, Switzerland. KERRY KUTCH is a Technical Officer in WHO's HIV Department Switzerland. RONALD LABONTE holds a Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity at the Institute of Population Health. He is Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, at University of Ottawa, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan. LENORE MANDERSON is a medical anthropologist and social historian, and Professor in the School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Australia. STEPHEN MATLIN joined the Global Forum for Health Research in Geneva as Executive Director in January 2004. Stephen is a Senior Research Fellow at Oxford University, UK. STEPHEN MARKS is Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights in the Department of Population and International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health, USA. CHRIS PHILLIPSON is Professor of Applied Social Studies and Social Gerontology and Director of the Institute of Ageing at Keele University, UK. ELENA PORTACOLONE is a doctoral student in the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of California in San Francisco, USA. MARIO RAVIGLIONE is the Director of the Stop TB Department at the World Health Organization, Switzerland. LINDA RICHTER is the Executive Director of Child, Youth, Family and Social Development at the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa. KAMMERLE SCHNEIDER is currently a research associate in the Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, USA. TED SCHRECKER is a scientist with the rank of Associate Professor at the Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Canada. YVES SOUTEYRAND is the Coordinator of Strategic Information in WHO's HIV Department, Switzerland. SERGIO SPINACI is a senior public health expert working since 1989 for the World Health Organization in Geneva. Since 2006 he is the Associate Director of the WHO Global Malaria Programme, Switzerland. DAVID STUCKLER is a junior research fellow at Christ Church in Oxford. He is also a member of Oxford Health Alliance economics working group, UK. MUKUND UPLEKAR is a medical officer in the Stop TB Department at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Derek Yach is Director of Global Health Policy at PepsiCo, USA. Dungbao Yo works at WHO's HIV Department, Switzerland.