Dr Adrian Hopkins

Ophthalmologist and expert in neglected tropical diseases

Dr Adrian Hopkins MBE, an ophthalmologist and expert in neglected tropical diseases, has decades of experience working across Africa delivering primary health care and ophthalmic services after completing his medical studies at St. Andrews University in Scotland in 1971.

From 2008-2016, he was Director of the Mectizan Donation Programme (MDP), which oversees the donation of the drug Mectizan for river blindness (onchocerciasis) and Mectizan and albendazole for lymphatic filariasis elimination in Africa. He is a long-standing member of RSTMH and has published several papers across our journals, International Health and Transactions.