Eric van Praag has over 30 years of public health, clinical and epidemiological expertise in resource constrained countries. From 2004- 2010 as Country Director FHI Tanzania, he supported the Ministry of Health and numerous NGOs and CBOs in the scaling up of comprehensive HIV programs across a continuum of community- and facility-based care. Since 2011 as a Regional Technical Advisor based in Tanzania the focus has been on planning and monitoring in several sub Saharan countries addressing integration and sustainability issues of HIV, TB/HIV, reproductive child health and FP programs at facility and community level and as well innovations such as differentiated care to achieve better results.
From 1991-2000, he coordinated HIV clinical and home care activities at WHO, Geneva. From 1988-1991 he worked in Lusaka, Zambia as WHO-GPA Team leader supporting the national response to start up their HIV Program.
Between 1982-1985 he worked with the Ministry of Public Health in Bangladesh as a bilateral expert for disease control and paramedical training. His first experience with tropical public health in Tanzania 1974-1982 at various hospitals and as a senior lecturer Community Health University of Dar es Salaam. He has extensive experience and knowledge of health systems strengthening, infectious diseases i.e. HIV, TB, STI in Africa with a key interest in linking biomedical innovations into existing health systems.