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Michael Ninburg

Mr. Michael Ninburg


Michael Ninburg is President of the World Hepatitis Alliance and serves as Executive Director of the Hepatitis Education Project (HEP), a U.S.-based NGO dedicated to supporting hepatitis patients. HEP works with patients, clinicians and policymakers, and provides direct services and advocacy underserved and marginalized populations, including prisoners, persons who inject drugs (PWID) and people who are homeless or unstably housed.

Michael works with global partners on issues related to testing, treatment access and the development of more efficient hepatitis drugs and diagnostics. He has served as consultant or partner to a variety of governmental agencies and multilateral organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization/WHO, and U.S. CDC.

Before joining HEP, Michael worked in the private sector with Apple Computer in the Czech Republic and Amazon.com in Seattle. He studied Philosophy at UCLA and has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington.Michael Ninburg Michael Ninburg has served as Executive Director of the Hepatitis Education Project (HEP) since 2001, a U.S.-based NGO dedicated to supporting hepatitis patient. Throughout his career, Michael has served as consultant to a variety of governmental agencies and multilateral organisations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization/WHO, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its agencies, including CDC. He currently serves on the steering committees of the HBV Forum and the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research and has previously served as WHA Regional Board Member. In 2012, he also oversaw the creation of the National Hepatitis Corrections Network. Michael has been recognised for his leadership by numerous organizations including the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Before joining HEP, Michael worked in the private sector with Apple Computer in the Czech Republic and Amazon.com in Seattle. He studied Philosophy at UCLA and has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington.