Professor Moses John Bockarie is the former Director of International Cooperation (Africa) and Head of Africa Office of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). He is an adjunct Professor at Njala University, Bo, Sierra Leone and honorary Professor in the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Prof. Bockarie, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, is a specialist in the field of neglected tropical diseases and an internationally experienced researcher. He has worked in many countries in Africa, Europe and the Pacific region, and in the United States of America. He is the 2016 recipient of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Mackay Medal for outstanding work in tropical health. Professor Bockarie has served as Chair of the WHO/TDR Scientific Working Group for Vectors, Environment and Society and member of the WHO-AFRO Regional Programme Review Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases. He currently serves on WHO Regional Expert Advisory Committee on Traditional Medicine for COVID-19. He was Director of the Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases and Professor of Tropical Health Sciences at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), United Kingdom from 2008 to 2016.
He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from the University of Sierra Leone and a Masters and PhD in tropical health sciences from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Prof. Bockarie worked on various research programmes on malaria and other neglected diseases in Sierra Leone, before taking up an appointment at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, becoming Principal Research Fellow in Medical Entomology and Head of the Vector Borne Disease Unit in 1996. In 2005 he joined the Centre for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio, USA as Visiting Professor, where he continued his research on neglected diseases until his appointment in Liverpool in 2008.