About The Author

Author: CLAUDIO SCHUFTAN MD Saigon, Vietnam
Email: schuftan@gmail.comĀ  or cschuftan@phmovement.org

Claudio Schuftan is a freelance public health consultant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and an ex-adjunct associate professor in the Department of International Health at the Tulane School of Public Health in New Orleans, USA. He is a Chilean national and got his M.D. and pediatrics degree in his native country.

Since 1975, he has been working on nutrition, primary health care and human rights issues in more than 50 countries the world over. From 1988-1995 he worked in Kenya. Since 1995, he lives in Vietnam and consults worldwide. He started working on human rights issues in the late 90s and is the author of a fortnightly column, the Human Rights Reader (over 390 of these Readers can be found under Readers in this website).

Most importantly, he is one of the founding members of the People’s Health Movement.