Dr. Noni MacDonald is a Professor of Paediatrics (Infectious Diseases) at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is a former Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University. Her two current major areas of interest involve global health ; 1) Vaccines including vaccine safety, hesitancy, demand, pain mitigation, education and policy especially through her work with the World Health Organization as a member of Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) and the Decade of Vaccines Working Group; and with the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology; 2) MicroResearch, building capacity in community focused research in developing countries and now also in Canada (www.microresearch-international.ca) to help interdisciplinary health professionals find local solutions for community health problems that fit the context, culture and resources. She is a Founder and Co-Director of the Centre for MicroResearch International. Dr. MacDonald has published over 400 papers; was the founding Editor- in- Chief of Paediatrics & Child Health for 20 years, and a former Editor- in- Chief of CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). She is the Editor for Child Health for new Oxford University Press publication Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Global Public Health . Dr. MacDonald has long been recognized in Canada and internationally, as an advocate for children and youth health and as a leader in paediatric infectious disease and global health.