Senior Advisors

Dr Anthony D Harries

Dr Anthony D Harries

Senior Advisor

Dr Anthony D Harries spent over 20 years in sub-Saharan Africa, working on TB, HIV/AIDS and TB-HIV. Author of hundreds of published papers, in 2008, he joined The Union to launch the Department of Research and serve as a Senior Advisor. 

Senior Advisor: provides overarching guidance and advice based on extensive clinical, management, research experience, with current emphasis on TB and diabetes.

Jove Oliver

Jove Oliver

Senior Advisor – Communications

Jove Oliver became Senior Advisor, Communications in 2016, bringing 15 years of experience in designing and implementing results-driven media, communications and digital strategies to address global health challenges. 

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Senior Advisor, Communications: plans, develops and implements external and internal communications, branding and public relations activities.


Dr I.D. Rusen

Dr I.D. Rusen

Senior Advisor

Dr I.D. Rusen  has been with The Union since 2004 in many capacities, including Coordinator of the FIDELIS Initiative and the Director of the Tuberculosis Department. Most recently he serves as Senior Advisor. He is currently leading the TREAT TB Initiative, which is spearheading the coordination and sponsorship of the STREAM clinical trial, a landmark trial for shortened MDR-TB treatments.

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Senior Advisor: Directs the TREAT TB Initiative and provides guidance on other public health and research activities.