Scott Filler works in the Strategy, Investment and Impact Division as a Senior Disease Coordinator at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Geneva, Switzerland. The Global Fund and its partners work to ensure resources are invested properly into interventions that will have a strong impact on prevention and treatment for HIV, AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Scott Filler works specifically in funding to fight malaria and has an instrumental role in the investment strategy for interventions that fall in concordance with The Global Fund’s plan.
Born in New York, Scott Filler moved to California as a young child and grew up in San Francisco until he graduated high school. Scott then went on to the east coast and Brown University where he graduated with honors in a combined major of applied mathematics and biology. Before graduating from Brown University, Scott went to Kenya for a semester of his junior year and in that time he got malaria. At that moment in his life, Scott Filler knew he wanted to make fighting malaria his life’s work. After Brown University, Scott went on to the University of California where he studied medicine and learned more about malaria treatment. Scott went on to work for the US CDC and started with The Global Fund in 2011.
Geneva hosts the most international organizations in the world and is considered a global city because of its role in the Geneva Conventions as well as its financial centrality. It is also the diplomacy centre of the world because of the numerous international organizations present as well as being the headquarters for the Red Cross and United Nations.
It is the second most populous city in Switzerland behind Romandy and it is the Republic Capital and Canton of Geneva. The Global Financial Centres Index has listed Geneva as the ninth most important financial center in the world, and ranked third for European cities behind London and Zurich. Geneva is also a wonderful place to live and through a global survey its inhabitants experience the world’s third best quality of life for any city.