Anthony David Harries is an honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Senior Advisor at The International Union Against Tubercuolsis and Lung Diseases. He is a physician and a registered specialist in the United Kingdom in infectious diseases and tropical medicine and spent over 20 years living and working in sub-Saharan Africa. In Malawi he served the Ministry of Health as National Advisor on both TB and HIV, with responsibility for scaling up antiretroviral therapy there. In 2008, he joined The Union, where he has launched a successful training programme in operational research, among other achievements. In 2002 Prof Harries was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to work in TB in Africa. He is also an honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the author of hundreds of published papers on TB, HIV/AIDS, tropical medicine and the impact of operational research.