Dr Donald Bundy

Dr Donald Bundy

School Meals in the time of Covid-19

Dr. Donald Bundy is Professor of Epidemiology and Development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  He joins us to talk about the global importance of school meals, and school health programmes, and their role in building back from Covid-19 and school closures.


Donald has worked for more than 30 years on the role of school-health and nutrition programmes in the development of school-age children and adolescents, especially in low-income countries.

He is the Director of the Global School Health Consortium, and also advises the World Food Programme in Rome, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation in London, the World Bank in Washington DC, and several national governments. Before joining the London School in 2018 he was Deputy Director and Senior Advisor to the Global Health Team of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, based in Seattle and London.  Previously he served for 15 years (1999-2014) as Lead Health Specialist at the World Bank in Washington DC.  These policy roles built on his earlier academic career (1979-1999) on the faculty at the University of Oxford, Imperial College London and the University of the West Indies. Donald has authored more than more than 400 books and scientific publications, and produced award-winning documentary films on the role of public health in development, including a series for PBS