Charles Mackenzie

Associate Director, Technical Development

Charles Mackenzie, Associate Director, Technical Development and a pathologist with expertise in tropical diseases, focuses on laboratory support and country program activities on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) for the NTD Support Center in conjunction with the Mectizan Donation Program. He has over 30 years experience of working closely with a number of countries in Africa and Latin America  on onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis, as well as a long career at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Michigan State University researching the pathogenesis of filarial and other infectious diseases. His main areas of activity at the Task Force for Global Health involve the development of a laboratory support system to aid countries as they move to the elimination and control of NTDs, as well as catalyzing the global efforts to eliminate onchocerciasis. Charles is also the current Chair of the Global Alliance to Eliminate of Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF), as well as other committees that focus on patient care for NTDs.