Julie N Reza is a writer, editor and consultant specialising in global healthcare and related fields (www.globalbiomedia.com). She predominantly works with NGOs and not-for-profit organisations. Previously she was the senior science editor at TDR, based at WHO in Geneva; prior to this she worked at the Wellcome Trust, UK, leading educational projects on international health topics including trypanosomiasis and trachoma. She has a PhD in immunology and a specialist degree in science communication. She also has several years research and postgraduate teaching experience.