Professor Rifat Atun (Commonwealth Scholar, Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Colleges of Medicine, 1982) has been shortlisted for the Ibn Sina Award for Health by The Muslim News Awards for Excellence.

Professor Atun is a Professor of International Health Management at Imperial College London, and has been seconded to the Executive Management Team of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as the Director of Strategy, Policy and Performance Cluster.

He has worked extensively with governments and international government organisations and agencies to design, implement and evaluate health systems and primary care strengthening programmes.