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Bill BowtellBill Bowtell is Director of HIV/AIDS Project at the Lowy Institute for International Policy, Sydney Australia.
Bill Bowtell is a strategic policy adviser, with particular interest in national and international health policy structures and reform. He trained as a diplomat, with postings in Portugal, Papua New Guinea and Zimbabwe.
As senior adviser to the Australian health minister, Bill Bowtell played a significant role in the introduction of the Medicare health insurance system (1984). He was an architect of Australia' successful and well-regarded response to HIV/AIDS.
Between 1994 and 1996, Bill Bowtell was senior political adviser to the Prime Minister of Australia.
He maintains a close interest in the potential impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and the other communicable diseases, on the social, economic and political development of the Asia Pacific region.