Prof François Chappuis

Prof. François Chappuis

François Chappuis is professor of humanitarian medicine at the University of Geneva.

He is a medical doctor specialized in internal medicine and travel and tropical medicine. He holds a master in clinical tropical medicine from the University of Mahidol (Thailand), and a PhD in medical sciences from the University of Antwerp (Belgium).

He currently heads the division of tropical and humanitarian medicine (DTHM) of the Geneva University Hospitals. The DTHM focus on prevention and care of travellers, including expatriates working abroad for international NGOs, and on development and research projects in several African and Asian countries.

He worked for Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) as a field doctor in 1996 (Somalia) and 1998 (Kenya), and as a medical adviser for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) MSF programmes in Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Kenya since 1999.

His teaching and research focus on NTDs, in particular sleeping sickness, Chagas disease, kala-azar and snake bite.