Born in Leuven, Dr. Jean-Louis Lamboray remained an itinerant physician, but he changed method, putting people at the center of the solutions.

A general practitioner, holds a special public health license at UCL, and a later master’s degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

He worked for 13 years in the design and implementation of healthcare reform in Zaire and then as a health advisor at the World Bank in Washington. He participated in the negotiations leading to the creation of UNAIDS, a program he contributed to run between 1995 and 2004.

Since 2004, he leads Constellation, a network that supports the capacity of more than one million local players in more than 15 countries.

“Jean-Louis Lamboray is one of the world’s most impressive public health doctors. Lamboray’s ideas are original and brilliant, and they’ve worked in practice.” Richard Preston, contributor to The New Yorker, currently working on a successor book to The Hot Zone.
“At the Ministry of Health of Senegal, we try very hard to stimulate community ownership of health issues. Jean-Louis’s book will help us take further action.” Awa-Marie Coll-Seck, Minister of Health and Social Affairs, Senegal