Scott Filler is the Senior Disease Coordinator – Malaria, working in the Strategy, Investment and Impact Division for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Geneva, Switzerland. In his position at The Global Fund, Scott Filler ensures that the resources are invested in the correct interventions to maximize impact and makes sure these interventions fall in accordance with strategy laid out by malaria technical partners. Scott has been with The Global Fund since 2011 and plays an instrumental role in strategic investment decisions.
Scott Filler was born in New York and, with his father in the Air Force, moved by the time he was one year old. He grew up in California and had a wonderful childhood in San Francisco. After completing high school, Scott attended Brown University and had a combined degree in applied mathematics and biology where he graduated with honors. Scott was very active in college, playing lacrosse as well as taking a variety of classes outside of his focus areas including creative writing. His experience there set him up well for the next chapter of his life.
Scott Filler’s junior year of college provided him a unique opportunity to study for an entire semester in Kenya. While he was in Kenya, Scott got malaria and was very sick. This was a life changing moment for him. He decided on that trip that malaria was a real issue, and he wanted to devote his life’s work to helping solve the problem. His position at the Global Fund gives him the opportunity to appropriate funds, about 60% of international spending on malaria comes from this institution. Scott makes sure that targeted investments have an impact around the world.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria works with partners to give support for the most effective prevention and treatment around the globe. The Global Fund seizes new advances in science and applies practical experience to defeat these diseases and remove them as threats to public health.