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Dejan graduated as medical doctor at the University of Zagreb, Croatia in 1994. He joined Medecins Sans Frontieres in 1997 and worked as medical doctor and health programme manager in several East African countries. During this time he developed a research interest in malaria and the quality of clinical care. In 2001 he joined the MPHEG where he undertook a series of studies evaluating the quality and factors influencing malaria case management in health facilities in Kenya, Zambia and Uganda. The work on Kenyan studies led to the award of a PhD with the Open University, UK in 2005. His current research interest includes monitoring, evaluation and testing innovative ways to improve operational effectiveness of malaria case management under artemisinin-based combination therapy in several African countries. As part of these studies, Dejan is investigating the use of mobile phones to send text messages to peripheral health workers on how to diagnose, treat and counsel malaria patients through a project grant awarded by the Wellcome Trust. Dejan is currently an Oxford University post-doctoral clinical researcher working within the MPHEG in Nairobi, an adjunct Assistant Professor at the Boston University and a technical advisor to the Kenyan Government's Division of Malaria Control.