Ian Sanne, FCP(SA), FRCP(lon), is the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Network’s International Vice Chair. He is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is the Founder and Division Head of the Clinical HIV Research Unit at Wits, which is active in the development of transformative clinical research into new diagnostic tests for and the treatment of HIV, tuberculosis and infectious diseases. Dr. Sanne is also the founding Division Head of the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Unit, a collaborative effort with Boston University’s School of International Health.
Additionally Dr. Sanne is the Founder and Managing Director of Right to Care (RTC), a not-for profit company that has implemented USAID/PEPFAR funding in support of the national antiretroviral therapy rollout program for HIV/AIDS treatment. Since 2001, RTC has supported over 135,000 patients on antiretroviral therapy, 150,000 patients in care and support, conducted 250,000 voluntary counseling and testing sessions a year, and trained over 5,000 health care workers. RTC focuses on providing access to care through high quality, innovative treatment solutions in both the public and private sectors. Right to Care Health Services, a for-profit subsidiary, was formed in 2008 to address HIV and TB-related activities in the private sector. Dr. Sanne has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in the fields of HIV, TB and Health Economics Research.