Frank Cobelens is Professor of Global Health at the Academic Medical Center and the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Trained as a physician and infectious disease epidemiologist he has 25 years of experience in research on tuberculosis, including anti-tuberculosis drug resistance, utilization of new TB drugs and evaluation of interventions for TB control. Frank Cobelens worked with national tuberculosis control programs in several countries in Africa and Asia and has served on numerous advisory boards and World Health Organization expert groups.