​Dr. Danny Haddad joined Orbis International in 2016 and brought with him over 20 years of experience working in global ophthalmology and neglected tropical diseases (NTD).

His public health career includes recent appointments as Director of Global Ophthalmology with the Emory Eye Center at Emory University and as the Director of the International Trachoma Initiative (ITI), both in Atlanta, GA.

During his time with ITI Danny spearheaded the Global Trachoma Mapping Project, the first mapping project of its kind with oversight of more than a billion dollar donation of Zithromax in partnership with Pfizer to eliminate blinding trachoma.

Over the course of his career, Danny has visited and worked in over 50 countries with extensive travel across the African continent, and considered a subject expert in the field of trachoma and prevention of blindness, having served as an invited guest lecturer and author of many related publications.

In his current capacity as Chief of Programs at Orbis, Danny is responsible for the organization’s program vision and strategy, oversight of the global program portfolio and its planning processes and implementation. He serves as Orbis’s most senior program spokesperson frequently liaising with donors, policymakers, partners and the global health community.

Danny holds a medical degree from the University Of Groningen in the Netherlands.