Valéry Ridde is a Research Director at CEPED since December 2017 (http://www.ceped.org), a joint research unit associating the University of Paris Descartes and the Research Institute for sustainable Development (IRD). He is a regular researcher at the Public Health Research Institute of the University of Montreal (IRSPUM). From 2007 to 2017, he was Professor of Global Health at the University of Montreal. He is associate editor of the journals BMJ Global Health and Global Health Promotion and a member of the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation and African journal Recherche Qualitative. His research focuses on universal health coverage, health care financing, evaluation, public policies and the knowledge transfer. Valéry Ridde is affiliated to “Institut Convergences Migrations” (2018-2021).