Jerome Amir Singh

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Jerome Amir Singh is member of the 2018 Guideline Development Group (GDG) of the WHO. The GDG's task is to develop updated recommendations on safe male circumcision for HIV prevention and related service delivery for adolescent boys and men in generalized HIV epidemics.[1]


The WHO published the following biography of Jerome Amir Singh:

Singh, Jerome Amir

  • Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Durban, South Africa; and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada.
  • BA[a 1], LLB, LLM, MHSc, Ph.D.[a 2]
  • Durban, South Africa

Jerome Amir Singh (BA[a 1], LLB, LLM, MHSc, Ph.D.[a 2]) is Head of Ethics and Law at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), and the Director of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) Advisory Services on Global Health Research and Development, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, Canada. He has served as an ad hoc Consultant to several UN entities, including the WHO, UNAIDS, UNICEF, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO-TDR), and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). He is the Co-Chairperson of the HIV Prevention Trial Network’s (HPTN) Ethics Working Group, and a member of the HIV Vaccine Trial Network’s (HVTN) Efficacy Trial Working Group. He is a member of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Technical Task Team on Ensuring Protection of Human Rights and Improving Access to Justice. He currently serves on several oversight bodies, including the International Ethics Review Board of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Research Ethics Committee of the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa.[2]

Singh is a lawyer who works for several different organizations, including some funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U. S. National Institutes of Health.[3] One cannot imagine that he could hold these positions without being biased in favor of non-therapeutic circumcision.

See also


  1. a b REFweb Bachelor of Arts, Wikipedia. Retrieved 13 October 2021. (BA or AB; from the Latin baccalaureus artium or artium baccalaureus.)
  2. a b REFweb Doctor of Philosophy, Wikipedia. Retrieved 16 June 2021. (Also abbreviated as D.Phil.)


  1. REFweb (May 2018). WHO to develop new guidelines on male circumcision. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  2. REFdocument Biographies of Guideline Development Group (GDG) members for WHO guidance PDF, WHO. (September 2018). Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  3. REFweb Professor Jerome Singh. Retrieved 4 April 2020.