Pedro Luis Alonso is Director of the WHO's Global Malaria Programme. He has been Director of ISGlobal, Director of the Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Head of the International Health and Tropical Medicine Unit of the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, Professor of the University of Barcelona and President of the Governing Board of the Manhiça Foundation / Manhiça Health Research Centre, CISM (Mozambique).
Pedro Alonso is Professor of Public Health at the University of Barcelona, researcher at the Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and head of the Tropical Medicine and International Health Service at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. In the summer of 2014 he was appointed director of the WHO's Global Malaria Programme. Alonso began his career in international health for over twenty-five years, and his most important works have focused on developing tools to prevent and treat malaria. In 1996, with the support of the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID), launched the Centre for Health Research of Manhiça (CISM) in Mozambique, which has become a prime example of Spanish cooperation in health in sub-Saharan Africa.