Landon Myer has a background in epidemiology and medicine, and is Associate Professor and Head of the Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town. He is also Editor of the Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine and Programme Leader for Women’s Health at the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at UCT. His research focuses on reducing the impact of HIV on women’s, maternal and child health, particularly in the areas of prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) and contraception for HIV-infected women. He has served on a number of national and international committees in these areas, most recently on the technical committee for the 2013 revision of the South African national PMTCT guidelines. His work is based at the Gugulethu Community Health Centre in Cape Town and surrounding facilities. His research has been recognised through a number of recent awards, including the British Association Award from the Southern African Association for the Advancement of Science (2012), the African Union Award from Academy of Science of South Africa (2013), and the International Leadership Award from the Elizabeth Glaser Paediatric AIDS Foundation (2011-2014).