DEREK YACH - Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Founder, President, and Board Member

Dr. Derek Yach, a global health expert and anti-smoking advocate for more than 30 years, is the President of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. He is also a passionate advocate for health promotion and disease prevention.

Dr. Yach is a former World Health Organization (WHO) cabinet director and executive director for noncommunicable diseases and mental health where he was deeply involved with the development of the world’s treaty on tobacco control, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). He is also the former chief health officer of the Vitality Group, executive director of the Vitality Institute, Senior Vice President, global health and agriculture policy at PepsiCo, director of global health at the Rockefeller Foundation, and a professor of global health at Yale University. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed articles on global health and has served on several advisory boards, including the World Economic Forum, Cornerstone Capital, and the Wellcome Trust. 

Dr. Yach is a dual citizen of the United States and South Africa. He has an honorary DSc from Georgetown University, MBChB from the University of Cape Town, BSc (Hons Epi) from the University of Stellenbosch, and an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Development of the WHO FCTC 

While at the WHO, Dr. Yach was instrumental in the development of the FCTC, a set of universal standards stating the dangers of tobacco and limiting its use, sale, distribution, and advertisement worldwide. The framework has become the world’s foremost treaty on tobacco control and has been ratified by 181 countries. Since leaving the World Health Organization in 2004, Dr. Yach has continued to advocate for the improvement of the FCTC. 

Commitment to Smoking Harm Reduction

Since the FCTC’s development, a range of new reduced-risk alternatives to smoking have been introduced to consumers that separate the nicotine from the tar. Dr. Yach believes these products can promote smoking cessation and reduce the risks of smoking. He has written about this topic extensively, authoring articles in the Financial TimesThe Spectator, LinkedInNational Post and the Huffington Post, as well as in peer reviewed publications such as the Lancet  and Tobacco Control.

Promoting Health and Preventing Disease

Dr. Yach is a passionate advocate for non-communicable disease prevention and health promotion, and is a champion of incentives strategies to help people exercise, eat nutritious meals, and maintain a healthy weight. He recognizes that creating a smoke-free world will do much to prevent disease, add years to the lives of the global population, improve quality of life and increase economic production. In an article written for the journal Global Heart, he explains the need to create shared value between the public and private sectors, forming an ecosystem that incentivizes innovation in disease prevention – not just disease treatment. He further explained his thinking on health promotion and disease prevention during a presentation at TEDxMonteCarlo.


DSc (Hon), Georgetown University (2007)
MPH, Johns Hopkins University (1985)
BSc (Epidemiology), University of Stellenbosch (1983)
MBChB, University of Cape Town (1979)


Foundation for A Smoke-Free World, President


Vitality Group, Senior Vitality Consultant

March 2017-August 2017

Vitality Group, Chief Health Officer

August 2015-March 2017

World Economic Forum, Chair, Global Agenda Council on Aging

September 2014-October 2016

Vitality Institute, Executive Director

October 2012-August 2015

PepsiCo, Senior Vice President

February 2007-October 2012

Rockefeller Foundation, Director

June 2005 – January 2007

Yale University, Professor


WHO, Representative of the Director General


WHO, Executive Director, NCDs and Mental Health


Essential Health Research, Group Executive


South African Medical Research Council1985-1995


Institute for Biostatistics, Specialist Scientist


Centre for Epidemiological Research, Director, Southern Africa


Institute for Biostatistics, Senior Chief Research Officer



International Policy Research Institute, Lyon

Senior Research Fellow


Mass General Global Health

Board Member


Anheuser-Busch InBev Foundation



John Hancock Financial



Teva Pharmaceuticals



Global Reporting Initiative

Working Group, Occupational Health and Safety Project


World Economic Forum

Various Global Agenda Council Roles


The Abraaj Group

Member, Impact Committee


APCO Worldwide

Board Member, Health Advisory


Cornerstone Capital

Chairman, Board of Directors


Anheuser-Busch InBev

Member, Global Advisory Council


Wellcome Trust

Member, Sustaining Health Committee


Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Advisory Member, Global Food


University of Cape Town, South Africa

Member, USA Fund Board of Directors


Mauerberger Foundation Fund

Vice Chairman (since 2015) and Director


Clinton Global Initiative

Member, Program Advisory Committee



Member, Advisory Panel


New York Academy of Sciences

Member, Board of Governors


Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science

Participant, Nutrition Science Board


Fogarty International Center

Member, Advisory Board



Member, Board of Directors


International Food Policy Research Institute

Member, Strategic Advisory Council


Oxford Health Alliance

Board Member



Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa)


University of Toronto

Philippa Harris Memorial Lecturer


London School of Hygiene & Tropical Med.

Heath Clark Lecturer


CHASA- Community Health Assoc South Asia

Silver Medal


Nelson Mandela Award

Finalist, Health and Human Rights


CHISA Travel Fellowship

APHA Conference, San Francisco


Kaiser Family Foundation Travel Fellowship

APHA Conference, Washington D.C.


Johns Hopkins University

Visiting Fellow, Public Health


Kellogg Foundation Travel Fellowship

Travel to U.S. & Brazil


South Africa Medical Research Council

Post-Doctoral Scholarship


University of Cape Town

Guy Elliot Medical Fellowship


South African Medical Journal

Norhistan Prize


South African Medical Research Council

Post Intern Scholarship



Reviewer (Since 2010)

American Journal of Health Promotion

Milbank Quarterly

American Journal of Public Health

National Academies of Medicine

British Medical Journal

North American Actuarial Journal

Health Affairs

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology

Health Communication

The Lancet

Henry Kaiser Family Foundation

Tobacco Control: An International Journal



Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum



BU School of Public Health- Dean’s Symposia

Panel Speaker

2018 / 2019

Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) Annual Conference

Keynote Address


Carlyle Global Summit

Panel Speaker


FSG/Shared Value Initiative



Asian Financial Forum

Panel Speaker


Columbia University

Guest Speaker, Sustainable Finance


International Corporate Governance Network

Guest Speaker


The Economist: Ageing Societies

Panel Speaker


AIA Vitality Summit Singapore



C3 Collaborating for Health

Guest Speaker


National Academy of Medicine

Workshop Planner, Shared Value


Vitality-United Nations Breakfast Forum



Global Healthy Workplace Awards

Guest Speaker


Cambridge University, CEDAR

Guest Speaker


Royal Society of Medicine U.K.

Guest Speaker


Council on Foreign Relations

Guest Speaker


Nkonki Listed Companies Conference

Guest Speaker


Global Forum on Nicotine, Poland

Guest Speaker


Accenture Executive Summit for Insurance

Guest Speaker


Shared Value Initiative’s Summit



16th World Conference on Tobacco

Guest Speaker


Barclay’s Quest Talk

Guest Speaker


American Public Health Association

Conference Presenter


American Public Health Association

Conference Presenter


American Public Health Association

Conference Presenter


Carlyle Event

Guest Speaker


Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum

Guest Speaker


Global Forum on Nicotine

Guest Speaker


Mt. Sinai Lecture

Guest Speaker


Jefferies Investor Meeting

Guest Speaker


Columbia University

Guest Speaker


Cornell University

Guest Speaker


Brown University

Guest Speaker


Business Fights Poverty

Guest Speaker



Project Unthinkable: A Doctor’s Gamble to Save Millions of Lives by Derek Yach

This is the memoir of one of the world’s most effective health crusaders and his lifelong campaign to save lives around the globe.  Author Derek Yach started out in a traditional way, at the World Health Organization, where he demonized Big Tobacco for causing the death of millions worldwide. Then, after engineering an international treaty to curb smoking around the world, he crossed the line. In an unorthodox move, he joined Pepsi to help its CEO transform the chips and soda behemoth into a healthier company. The author’s rationale was this: To save tens of millions of lives, you may have to go inside the enemy corporation to help it change. So when Philip Morris International (PMI) announced it was ready to switch from combustible cigarettes to smokeless ones—a move that could save untold lives—Yach made the most audacious gamble of his long career in global public health. Dr. Yach discussed the book, among other things, during a 2019 interview with Talk Radio Europe.

Project Unthinkable is an autobiography that explores several major themes:

Can a company that causes harm to human health change from the inside?

Can you cross the line and work with the opposition?

Will combustible cigarettes become history?



It was an era in which we became accustomed to daily death tolls broadcast on TV; work, school, and play shifted to virtual space; and masks served as both a life-saving accessory and confounding controversy. Yet, this era also brought a necessary reevaluation of priorities. As the world greets 2021, there exists a newfound appreciation for the sanctity of life; and otherwise trite wishes of “a happy  and healthy new year” take on a profound sincerity.



2019 began auspiciously, with a sense that the end of smoking might finally be on the horizon. This ambience of optimism, however, was short-lived. Instead of progress, 2019 brought a series of setbacks, schisms, and squandered opportunities to improve global health. Still, I remain hopeful that 2020 can be different.



Smoking is a major behavioral risk factor common to all four major noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)—namely, cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases. Approximately 80% of the world’s 1.1 billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs); and NCDs are estimated to cause more than two-thirds of all deaths in developing countries. This socioeconomic gradient in morbidity and mortality for NCDs is attributed, in part, to smoking. Despite these jarring figures, research on smoking cessation interventions remains limited in LMICs. We discussed these issues and the link between smoking, NCDs, and social injustice in a recently-published book, Social Injustice and Public Health.



Around the world, sales volumes of combustible cigarettes are dropping. Meanwhile, growth rates are substantial across a range of tobacco harm reduction products. These trends suggest that some consumers are swapping out conventional cigarettes for newer products—a phenomenon that Jacob Grier refers to as the “creative destruction” of the cigarette industry.



Surveying the room in Solapur, I’m struck first by the elegance of the women’s saris, and second, by the iPad. Equipped with advanced facial recognition software, the machine’s sophistication stands in stark contrast to the rest of the scene, which otherwise comprises piles of tendu leaves, processed tobacco, thread, and perilously sharp sheers.


Focus on Dirty Legacy Sectors to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Over the past 15 years, corporate leaders, investors, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have demonstrated that, with the use of innovative business models, profit can be aligned with social and environmental progress. A departure from the “band-aid” corporate social responsibility (CSR) approaches of the 1990s, these strategies involve fundamental changes to business practices, including alterations to core products and services.



I attended the 25th Anniversary of Liberation Day in Kigali on July 4, 2019, commemorating the end of the genocide. The contrast between “then” and today was extraordinary. Rwanda has made progress since 1994 toward attaining many Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).



By Dr. Derek Yach,
President of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

Each year since 1989, World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed on May 31. WNTD serves as a reminder of the tireless efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of smoking around the world, and specifically to encourage and support smokers to quit or switch. So, 30 years after the first WNTD, where do we stand?



By the late 1980s, the World Health Organization (WHO) had started to ramp up efforts to address global tobacco control. World No Tobacco Day was created by the Member States of the WHO in 1987, whereby the World Health Assembly (WHA) passed Resolution WHA40.38 that called for April 7, 1988, to be a “a world no-smoking day.”



Participants of the Morven Dialogue that was held in November 2018 identified 10 Core Principles that aim to guide ongoing and future discussions for the development and implementation of effective policies and objectives on harm reduction. We outline the position of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (herein referred to as “The Foundation”) on each Core Principle of the report that was re-released this month.



A recent study by Murray DM et al., published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, aimed to provide an analysis of the level of NIH support for primary and secondary prevention research in humans by field and stage of research. The study was conducted between 2012 and 2017 and included all 27 Institutes and Centers at the NIH that collaborate with the Office of Disease Prevention (ODP).



As 2018 ends, let’s take stock of whether we are making real progress in ending smoking. Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) show that there are still more than 1 billion smokers in the world today, and more than 7 million lives are prematurely claimed by smoking-related cancer, heart disease, and lung disease.



On behalf of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, I would like to commend all participants in the London Stakeholder event for the informative and invigorating conversations. The event provided a comprehensive framework for forthcoming progress and innovation that will drive us toward a smoke-free world. All comments and suggestions will be carefully considered while we make strides toward achieving our purpose.



I have been quoted by the  today, about the ‘s recent actions to curb the rise of vaping among American youth.



There are over a billion smokers worldwide. Unless we act more decisively, a billion tobacco users will die in this century if the status quo is maintained. Harm reduction products (HRPs) can be smoking cessation tools for many smokers and reduce their health risks compared to cigarettes. However, smokers have skewed perceptions of HRP-associated risks relative to combustible tobacco.


Speeches And Presentations

Keynote speech from the 2021 Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum. [Click Here for Full Script]

an excerpt from the global tobacco and nicotine forum speech

the imperative to accelerate transformation of the tobacco sector

Delivered at the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum in London on September 13, 2018.

designing the future of tobacco control

Adapted from a Keynote Address to the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) Annual Conference in Washington, DC, on October 27, 2017.

International Conference on Illicit Trade in Tobacco

New York, USA; on July 30, 2002.

Progress in Global Tobacco Control: The Pace of Change Increases

World Dental Federation Congress, Paris, France, December 1, 2000

Global Dialogue for Health “The tobacco epidemic: a global overview”

EXPO 2000 Hannover, Germany August 29-31, 2000

Global Threats Demand Global Solutions: Tackling the Tobacco Epidemic

Arlington, Virginia, United States of America, June 15, 2000

California Tobacco Control Project Director’s Meeting

Lake Tahoe, California, November 1, 1999

Dr. Derek Yach is a credited contributor to more than 600 works of published research over 30 years. 

Yach D. (2021)

Yach D., Ehsan L., & Chitra S. (2021)

British Medical Journal

Yach D. (2020)

Asia Times

Yach D. (2020)

South African Medical Association Insider

Erkkila B., Kovacevic P., & Yach D. (2020).

American Public Health Association

Yach D. (2020).

The Times of India

Yach D. (2020).

National Institutes of Health

Yach D. (2019).

American journal of public health; 109(7), e11.

Sarrafzadegan N, Laatikainen T, Mohammadifard N, Fadhel I & Yach D. (2018)

Isfahan Healthy Heart Program”: A Practical Model of Implementation in a Developing Country.

Progress in Preventive Medicine; 3(3): e0014

Hajat C, Selwyn A, Harris M & Yach D. (2018) **

American Journal of Health Promotion; 32(4):1122-1139

Pronk NP, Malan D, Christie G, Hajat C & Yach D. (2018). **

Journal of occupational and environmental medicine; 60(1): 19-22

Pratt S,& Yach D. (2017)

Revista Hispanoamericana de Ciencias de la Salud; 3 (2):33-34.

Yach D. (2017).

The Lancet; 390 (10104):1807-1810

Hajat C & Yach D. (2017).

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; 60(1):19-22

Yach D. (2017).

Progress in Preventive Medicine; 2(2):e0003.

Pronk NP & Yach D. (2017).

ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal; 21(1):44-47.

Kunkle S, Christie G, Hajat C & Yach D. (2016).

Global Heart; 11(4):451-454.

Yach D. (2016). **

Global Heart; 11(4):399-402.

Yach D. (2016). **

AJPH; 106(10):1758-1759.

Kunkle S, Christie G, Yach D & El-Sayed AM. (2016).

JMIR; 2(1):e10.

Aveyard P, Yach D, Gilmore AD & Capewell S. (2016).

BMJ; 353:i2161.

Whitmee S, Haines A, Beyrer C, Boltz F, Capon AG, … & Yach D. (2015).

The Lancet; 386(10007):1973-2028.

Heymann DL, Chen L, Takemi K, Fidler D, Tappero JW, Thomas MJ, … & Rannan-Eliya RP. (2015).

The Lancet; 385(9980):1884-1901.

Calitz C, Pollack KM, Millard C & Yach D. (2015).

AJPM; 48(4):462-471.

Beaglehole R, Bonita R, Yach D, Mackay J & Reddy SK. (2015).

The Lancet; 385(9972):1011-1018.

Tryon K, Bolnick H, Pomeranz J, Pronk N & Yach D. (2014).

JOEM; 56(11):1137-1144.

Goetzel RZ, Henke RM, Tabrizi M, Pelletier KR, Loeppke R, Ballard D, … & Metz D. (2014).

JOEM; 56(9):927-934.

Yach D & Calitz C. (2014).

JAMA; 312(8):791-792.

Yach D & von Schirnding Y. (2014).

Public Health; 128(2):148-150.

Hajek P, Foulds J, Houezec JL, Sweanor D & Yach D. (2013).

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine; 1(6):429.

Yach D & Dugas J. (2013).

Health Affairs; 32(1):193-193.

Reddy PD, James S, Sewpaul R, Yach D, Resnicow K, Sifunda S, Mthembu Z, Mbewu A. (2013)

SAMJ; 103(11):835-840

Patel DN, Nossel C, Alexander E & Yach D. (2013).

Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases; 56(3):356-362

Alexander E, Yach D, Mensah GA & Yep GL. (2012).

Stanford J Public Health; 2(2).

Bergman M., Buysschaert M, Schwarz PE, Albright A, Narayan KV & Yach D. (2012)

Diabetes Manag; 2(4):309-321.

Yach D. (2012).

Public Administration Review; 72(2):309-311.

Alexander E, Yach D & Mensah GA. (2011).

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health; 65(Suppl 1):A101-A102.

Duffany KOC, Finegood DT, Matthews D, McKee M., Venkat NKM, Puska P, … & Yach D. (2011).

CVD Prevention and Control; 6(2):47-56.

Kishore SP, Bitton A, Cravioto A & Yach D. (2010). **

Global Health; 6:22.

Yach D, Khan M, Bradley D, Hargrove R, Kehoe S & Mensah G. (2010).

Global Health; 28(6):10.

Yach D, Feldman ZA, Bradley DG & Khan M. (2010).

AJPH; 100(6):974.

Acharya T, Bena DW, Sauerhaft BC & Yach D. (2010).

Global Policy; 1(3):327-329.

Kerner JF, Cazap E, Yach D, Pierotti MA, Grazia Daidone M, de Blasio P, … & Sutcliffe S. (2009).

Tumori; 95(5):610.

Yach D, Feldman ZA, Bradley DG & Khan M. (2010).

AJPH; 100(6):974.

Yach D. (2009).

Public Health Nutrition; 12(7):1024-1025.

Ruger JP & Yach D. (2008)

Global Health Governance; 2(2).

Daar AS, Singer PA, Persad DL, Pramming SK, Matthews DR, Beaglehole R, … & Bell J. (2007). **

Nature; 450(7169):494-496.

Yach D, Lucio A & Barroso C. (2007).

Medical Journal of Australia; 187(11):656-657.

Gardner CA, Acharya T & Yach D. (2007).

Health Affairs; 26(4):1052-1061.

Richter L, Norris S, Pettifor J, Yach D & Cameron N. (2007).

International Journal of Epidemiology; 36(3):504-511.

Brownell KD & Yach D. (2006).

Global Health; 2(11).

Colagiuri R, Colagiuri S, Yach D & Pramming S. (2006).

AJPH; 96(9):1562.

Yach D & Wipfli H. (2006). **

Pathogens and Global Health; 100(5-6):465-479.

Yach D, Stuckler D & Brownell KD. (2006). **

Nature Medicine; 12(1):62-66.

Yach D, Kellogg M & Voute J. (2005). **

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; 99(5):321-324.

Yach D & Beaglehole R. (2004).

Perspectives on Global Development and Technology; 3(1):213-233.

Steyn K, De Wet T, Saloojee Y, Nel H & Yach D. (2006).

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology; 20(2):90-99.

Yach D, McKee M, Lopez AD & Novotny T. (2005).

BMJ; 330(7496):898.

Yach D. (2004). Globesity: who’s responsible?

Sustainable Development International;


Wipfli H, Stillman F, Tamplin S, Luiza da Costa e Silva V, Yach D & Samet J. (2004).

Tobacco Control; 13(4):433-437.

Yach D & Seidel Marks A. (2004).

Journal of Medical Marketing; 4(3):288-294.

Doyle J, Waters E, Yach D, McQueen D, De Francisco A, Stewart T, … & Portela A. (2005).

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 59(3):193-197.

Amine E, Baba NH, Belhadj M, Yap M, Djazayery,… & Yach D. (2003).

World Health Organization.

Chaloupka FJ, Jha P, Corrao MA, Luiza da Costa e Silva V, Ross H,… & Yach D. (2003). **

Disease Management and Health Outcomes; 11(10):647-661.

Epping-Jordan JE, Bengoa R & Yach D. (2003).

SAMJ; 93(8):585.

Yach D, Hawkes C, Epping-Jordan JE & Galbraith S. (2003).

Journal of Public Health Policy; 24(3-4):274-290.

Jha P, Ranson MK, Nguyen SN & Yach D. (2002).

AJPH; 92(6):1002-1006.

Yach D. (2002).

Geneva, February 12, 2001 - Introductory remarks. Epilepsia; 43:4-4.

Yach D, Warren CM, Silva VLD, Riley L, Eriksen MP,… & Stanton H. (2002)

Tobacco Control; 11(3):252-270.

Mendis S, Yach D & Alwan A. (2002).

Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 80(5):403-406.

Guindon GE, Tobin S & Yach D. (2002).

Tobacco Control; 11(1):35-43.

Zwi A & Yach D. (2002).

Social Science & Medicine; 54(11):1615-1620.

Yach D. (2001).

Journal of Business Ethics; 33(3):191-198

Yach D & Bialous SA. (2001).

AJPH; 91(11):1745-1748.

Yach D, Fluss S & Bettcher D. (2001).

Targets met, new needs

Politica Internazionale (English); 29(1-2):233-52.

Yach D. (2001).

Development; 44(1):59-65.

Jha P, Musgrove P, Chaloupka FJ & Yach D. (2001).

BMJ Clinical Research; 323(7320):1070-1071.

Yach D & Bettcher D. (2000).

Tobacco Control; 9(2):206-216.

Bettcher DW, Yach D & Guindon GE. (2000).

Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 78(4):521-534.

Yach D. (2000).

The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease; 4(8):693-697.

Warren W, Riley L, Asma S & Yach D. (2000).

Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 78(7):868-876.

Yach D & LeGresley E. (1999).

BMJ Clinical Research; 318(7183):604.

Yach D. (1998).

Health Promotion International; 13(4):339-347.

Sitas F, Norman R, Peto R, Collins R, Bradshaw D,… & Bah S.

SAMJ; 88(8):925-926.

Yach D & Bettcher D. (1998).

AJPH, 88(5):735-738.

Bettcher D & Yach D. (1998).

Millennium-Journal of International Studies; 27(3):469-496.

Yach D, Jensen MS, Norris A & Evans T. (1998).

Promotion & Education; 5(2):7-13.

Samet JM, Taylor CE, Becker KM & Yach D. (1998).

BMJ Clinical Research; 316(7128):321.

L’hirondel A & Yach D. (1997).

World Health Statistics Quarterly; 51(1):79-87.

Lerer LB, Lopez AD, Kjellstrom T & Yach D. (1997).

World Health Statistics Quarterly; 51(1):7-20.

Yach D. (1997).

The National Medical Journal of India; 10(2):82-89.

Steyn K, Yach D, Stander I & Fourie JM. (1997).

SAMJ; 87(4):460-463.

Reddy P, Meyer-Weitz & Yach D. (1996).

SAMJ; 86(11):1389-1393.

Bekker P, Howell M, Nkuchia J, Yach D, Hobbs D,… & Saloojee Y. (1996)

SAMJ; 86(8):980.

Yach D & Mackay J. (1996).

SAMJ; 86(8):931-933.

Yach D. (1996).

World Health Forum; 17(1):29-36.

Richter L, Yach D, Cameron N, Griesel RD & De Wet T. (1995).

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology; 9(1):109-120.

Yach D & Paterson G. (1995).

SAMJ; 84(12):838-841.

Yach D & Saloojee Y. (1995).

SAMJ; 84(12):823-826.

Steyn K, Lourne LT, Jooste PL, Fourie JM, Lombard C & Yach D. (1995).

East African Medical Journal; 71(12):784-789.

Metcalf CA, Yach D & de Beer ZJ. (1994).

SAMJ; 84(3):149-152.

Yach D & von Schirnding YER. (1994).

Public Health Reviews; 22(3-4):339-374.

Chapman S, Yach D, Saloojee Y & Simpson D. (1994).

BMJ Clinical Research; 308(6922):189.

Sitas F, Zwarenstein M, Yach D & Bradshaw D. (1994).

SAMJ; 84:91-94.

Katzenellenbogen J, Yach D & Dorrington RE. (1993).

International Journal of Epidemiology; 22(6):965-975.

von Schirnding Y, Yach D & Mathee A. (1993).

Health aspects of sanitation with special reference to South Africa

J Comp Health; 4:73-9.

Martin G, Yach D & Steyn K. (1993).

SAMJ; 83(5):359-360.

Parry CD, Yach D & Tollman SM. (1992).

SAMJ; 82(5):306-308.

Parry CD, Yach D & Tollman SM. (1992).

SAMJ; 82(5):299-300.

Martin G, Steyn K & Yach D. (1992).

SAMJ; 82(4):241-245.

Yach D. (1992).

Social Science & Medicine; 35(4):603-612.

Flisher AJ, Joubert G & Yach D. (1992).

SAMJ; 81(11):575-576.

Yach D & Kenya P. (1992).

International Journal of Epidemiology; 21(3):557-560.

Yach D. (1992).

Development Southern Africa; 9(1):11-24

Flisher AJ, Joubert G & Yach D. (1992).

SAMJ; 81(1):23-26.

von Schirnding YER, Yach D & Klein M. (1991).

SAMJ; 80(2):79-82.

Hunter SM, Steyn KK, Yach D & Sipamla N. (1991).

AJPH; 81(7):928-929.

Mathews C, van der Walt H, Hewitson DW, Toms IP, Blignaut R & Yach D. (1991).

SAMJ; 79(8):504-510.

Yach D, Matcalf CA, Lachman PI, Hussey G, Subotsky E,… & Cameron N. (1991).

SAMJ; 79(8):437-491.

Yach D, Seager J & Watermeyer G. (1991).

SAMJ; 79(8):413-414.

Yach D, Cameron N, Padayachee N, Wagstaff LA, Richter L,… & Fonn S. (1991).

Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology; 5(2):211-233.

Yach D & Seager J. (1991).

Southern Afr J Child Adol Psychiat; 3(1):23-35.

von Schirnding Y & Yach D. (1991).

Public Health Reviews; 19(1-4):295-302.

Coetzee N, Yach D, Blignaut R & Fisher SA. (1991).

SAMJ; 78(12):733-737.

Yach D. (1990).

International Journal of Epidemiology; 19(4):1122-1123

Flisher AJ, Joubert G & Yach D. (1990).

SAMJ; 78(9):555.

Coovadia H, Loening WEK, Kiepiela P, de V Heese H, Kibel MA,… & Rosen EU. (1990).

SAMJ; 78(3):168-169.

Yach D. (1990).

SAMJ; 78(2):94-97.

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The Medical Journal of Australia; 151(2):116.

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Boyle P, Anderson BO, Andersson LC, Ariyaratne Y, Auleley GR, Barbacid M, … & Ringborg U. (2008).

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Development; 42(4):3-4.

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World Health Statistics Quarterly; 51(1):3.

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Christie G, Kishore S & Yach D. “Chronic Diseases and Risks.” In: Merson MH, Black RE & Mills AJ.

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Burlington: Jones and Barlett Learning.

Lee K, Yach D & Kamradt-Smith A. “Globalization and Health.” In: Merson M, Black R & Mills A. (2012).

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Acharya T, Fuller AC, Mensah GA, Yach D & Siegel K. The Current and Future Role of the Food Industry in the Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases: The Case of PepsiCo. (2011).

Yach D. “The role of food companies in responding to the crises.” In: Haytmanek E & McClure K. (2010). Institute of Medicine.

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Yach D, Feldman Z, Bradley D & Brown R. “Preventive Nutrition and the Food Industry: Perspectives on History, Present and Future Directions.” In: Bendich, A, and Deckelbaum, R. (2010).

New York: Humana Press.

Stuckler D, Hawkes C & Yach D. “Governance of Chronic Diseases.” In: Buse K, Hein W & Drager N. (2009).

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Asma S, Bettcher DW, Samet J, Palipudi KM, Giovino G,… Bialous S. “Tobacco.” In: Detels R, Beaglehole R, Lansang MA & Gulliford M. (2009).

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Vega J, Hollstein RD, Delgado I & Yach D. “Chile: Socioeconomic Disserentials and Mortality in a Middle-Income Nation.” In: Evans T, Whitehead M, Diderichsen F, Bhuiya A & Wirth M. (2009).

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Lee K & Yach D. “Globalization and health.” In: Merson M, Black R & Mills A. (2006).

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Yach D. “Challenging the food industry-what can we learn from the lessons of the Tobacco Free Initiative.” In: Tellnes G. (2005).

Oslo: Unipubforlag, Oslo Academic Press.

Norum KR, Waxman A, Selikowitz HS, Bauman A, Puska P, Rigby N, James P & Yach D. “The WHO global strategy on diet, physical activity and health.” In: Tellnes G. (2005).

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Yach D. “Systems for health or healthcare systems.” In: Dawson S & Sausman C. (2005).

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Paris: International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

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Talk Radio Europe.

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Vitality Institute.

Malan D, Radjy S, Pronk N & Yach D. (2016).

Vitality Institute.

Yach D. (2015).

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Vitality Institute.

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