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Eric Comte

Director, Geneva Health Forum

Medical doctor with a speciality in public health, working for 18 years in humanitarian medical organizations, Eric Comte, was acting as the medical director for MSF (Doctors Without Borders) in Geneva from 2010 to 2014. He has worked mainly in the Caucasus and Africa, addressing issues related to refugees, tuberculosis and tropical diseases.

He is currently working at the Institute of Global Health in Geneva (University of Geneva) as director of the Geneva Health Forum (

He is administrator of ASCRES (Association de Soutien aux Centre de Recherches, d'Enseignements et de Soins). ASCRES coordinates a research and training centre located in Cameroon that develops projects in partnership with local and international organisations. The main focus are Wound care, Buruli, snake bite and gynaecological consultations (Female genital Schistosomiasis and cervical cancer).

He is interested in the development of a sustainable health economy, combining economic constraints with social needs. He is convinced that community involvement is an indispensable element in the development of health, which cannot be limited to care.


Eric Comte
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