Pascal Bovet obtained his MD degree from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and a MPH from UCLA (Los Angeles). He is board certified (FMH, Switzerland) in both internal medicine and public health. Based in the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine of the University Hospital of Lausanne, where he is an associate professor, he has led epidemiological research in the area of cardiovascular disease in Switzerland, Tanzania and Seychelles and has also been actively involved with public health interventions, including the development of guidelines on hypertension and idabetes, comprehensive tobacco control legislation and the national NCD strategy in Seychelles. He has authored or co-authored over 250 publications. He often serves as a technical adviser for the WHO in relation to surveillance, tobacco control, CVD prevention, and evaluation of NCD programs. He has been, and still is, a faculty in several international courses on cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention with the University of Lausanne, WHO, CDC, and other organizations.