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Di McIntyre is the South African Research Chair in ‘Health and Wealth’ and a Professor in the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town, where she has worked since 1988. She founded the Health Economics Unit (HEU) in 1990 and was its Director for 13 years. She has completed Bachelor of Commerce, Honours and Masters degrees in Economics at the University of Cape Town. She has also completed a PhD by dissertation, entitled “Health care financing and expenditure in South Africa: Towards equity and efficiency in policy making”. In addition to general technical support activities in South Africa and other African countries, she has served on a number of policy committees. These include serving on the Health Care Finance Advisory Committee to the Department of Health of the Government of National Unity, the Minister of Health’s Committee of Inquiry into a National Health Insurance for South Africa and the Medical Schemes Council. She also chaired the Minister of Health’s Medicine Pricing Committee from its establishment in 2003 until 2008. She currently serves on the Ministerial Advisory Committee on National Health Insurance.