Slim Slama

Programme Director of the Geneva Health Forum


Slim Slama graduated from the University of Geneva in 1998 and subsequently specialized in Internal Medicine. After eight years in the Department of Internal Medicine, he now works in the Division of International and Humanitarian Medicine at the University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland. He is a practicing clinician who also dedicates time to the development of international cooperation activities, including research and teaching in the field of global health. Slim is also the Programme Director of the Geneva Health Forum, an international forum on access to health that intends to keep global health debates pragmatic and grounded in action, by giving a preeminent voice to frontliners. Dr Slama holds a Master of Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His academic interests include the prevention and control of chronic diseases. He is currently facilitating two community projects of chronic disease research and interventions in Nepal and Tunisia. He also co-moderates a web-based community of practice focusing on chronic disease capacity development in low and middle income countries and a review on the assessment of health needs of people with chronic conditions during humanitarian emergencies.