Joshua Francis

Joshua Francis

Paediatrician and Paediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, Royal Darwin Hospital

Josh Francis is a paediatrician in the Northern Territory, is currently an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at James Cook University and an Honorary Clinical Fellow at Menzies School of Health Research. His current work centres on indigenous and global child health.

He’s worked in some of the most remote and naturally hostile parts of the Northern Territory as well as Timor-Leste, where he provides clinical services and training support for Australian and Timorese doctors. He also collaborates in clinical research on rheumatic heart disease, tuberculosis, and clinical microbiology.

His passion for out-of-the-way places and the people that live there, will provide a basis for his workshop at Global Ideas Forum. Taking on the question, ‘how might we tackle forgotten diseases in a forgotten part of the world?’, is grassroots action planning at its very best, and is a segment of the program not to be missed.