Kalifa Bojang is the head of the paediatric department of the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital and a Senior clinical scientist at the Medical Research Council Unit in The Gambia. Kalifa Bojang studied medicine at University of Zambia, qualifying in 1984. He trained in paediatrics at Guys Hospital, London; Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London and St Luke University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium. He undertook a PhD with Sir Brian Greenwood at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Hygiene on the chemoprevention of anaemia. He is vice-president of The Gambian Chapter of the West African College of Physicians and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, UK. Since January 2011, he has been seconded to University of The Gambia to head of the paediatric department of the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital. He is a member of the WHO IVR/Global Malaria Programme Joint Technical Expert Group (JTEG) on Malaria Vaccines Entering Pivotal Phase 3 Trials.