Louis Loutan is professor in International and Humanitarian Medicine at the University of Geneva. He is a specialist in internal medicine and tropical medicine and has a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard SPH. He serves as head of the Department of International and Humanitarian Medicine since its creation in the Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care at the Geneva University Hospital. He has extensive field experience in international health projects in Africa, the Balkans, Nepal and Central Asia conducting research projects and organizing training programmes. He serves as technical advisor and coordinator of training and research programmes in the family medicine reform in Bosnia & Herzegovina and in the medical education reform in Kyrgyzstan. He has been the president of several scientific societies and currently is the president of the Geneva Health Forum, held in Geneva in 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.