Dr Gilles de Wildt



Primary Care Clinical Sciences

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Primary Care Clinical Sciences
School of Health and Population Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Gilles de Wildt teaches on the Intercalated BSc course “International Health”, which was initiated by Dr Michael Innes with support of Dr Lesley Roberts, Dr Paramjit Gill and others.


  • MRCGP, MSc (Community Health in Developing Countries, LSHTM, University of London), Artsexamen (Groningen, Netherlands)


Gilles is a Birmingham GP. He graduated as a medical doctor in the Netherlands and trained in the programme for hospital and community medicine in remote and under-resourced areas in developing countries (“Tropical Doctor”). This prepared him to work in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

He holds a Master of Science Community Health in Developing Countries of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Before moving to England, he worked as a public health specialist and epidemiologist for The Hague City Health (GGD Den Haag) in the Netherlands.

Gilles is a member of the Health Inequalities Standing Group of the RCGP as well as a Trustee of Medact, an international health policy and advocacy charity. He has represented Dutch and British non-governmental organisations at trade and health-related meetings of UN organisations and other international events.

His current interests include international aspects of commercialisation of health care and access to medicines, pharmaceutical R&D , patents and global justice.

He is married to a GP and they have 3 children.



Selected publications:

Chan CK, de Wildt G. Developing Countries, Donor Leverage, and Access to Bird Flu Vaccines. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) Working Paper No. 41, Washington DC, June 2008 http://www.un.org/esa/desa/papers/2007/wp41_2007.pdf

de Wildt G, Gill P, Chudley S, Heath I. Racism and general practice: time to grasp the nettle. British Journal of General Practice 2003; 53: 488 pp 180-2)

de Wildt G, Rowson M, Stoffers M, Koivusalo M. Which comes first--health or wealth? Lancet. 2001 Apr 7;357(9262):1123-4..

de Wildt G, Chandramohan D, van der Meer J International health aid and professional independence: the need for quality standards and self-regulation.

.Health Policy Plan. 2000 Jun;15(2):235-6

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