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GHF2014 – PS34 – Malaria Integration in the Post-MDG Agenda

Malaria Integration in the Post-MDG Agenda
Dr. Susanna Hausmann Muela
Senior Health Advisor, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Switzerland
Dr. Roset Bahmanyar
Global Programme Head, Malaria and Leprocy, Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development, Switzerland
Dr. Silvia Ferazzi
Technical Officer, Roll Back Malaria Partnership, Switzerland
Ambassador Laurence Ishengoma
Special High Level Adviser to the Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlements Development, United Republic of Tanzania
Dr. Flora L. Kessy
Ifakara Health Institute and Novartis Foundation, Tanzania
Dr. Jacques Mader
Regional Health Advisor, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Dr. Kaspar Wyss
Head of Unit, Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
This session will encourage dialogue on how the global malaria community can integrate with non-health sectors to help eliminate malaria and pave the way for sustainable development. It will offer unique opportunity to discuss effective strategies to integrate with the non-health sector to ultimately free the world of malaria.
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PS34_Susanna_Hausmann_MuelaDr. Susanna Hausmann Muela

Trained as an epidemiologist and medical anthropologist, Susanna has been working over the past 20 years in Global and Public Health. She has done field work on health-seeking behaviour and social science aspects of malaria and neglected diseases.  She has published on vulnerability and access to care. Before joining SDC in 2012, she was a lecturer and senior researcher at Autonomous University of Guerrero in Mexico, where she was involved in a Dengue community engagement project. From 2003-2010, she was Deputy CEO of UBS Optimus Foundation, responsible for its Global Health Research grant strategy.  As a Founding Member of Partners of Applied Social Sciences (PASS) International, Susanna has been teaching Medical Anthropology Applied to Public Health in Antwerp and Glasgow.

Photo: Marion NitschDr. Roset Bahmanyar

Edith Roset Bahmanyar is Global Program Head, Malaria and Leprosy, at the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development, working with partners on projects aiming at elimination of these diseases. Edith holds a Diploma and a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, with a Board Certification in obstetrics and gynecology. Edith also has a Degree in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Prince Leopold II Institute of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Antwerp, Belgium, and a Master in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, MA, USA. Prior to joining the Novartis Foundation in March 2014, Edith was Senior Medical Epidemiologist at GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, working on large multi country studies in Africa to support the RTS,S/AS malaria vaccine development, and provided epidemiological expertise for other disease areas such as Tuberculosis, HIV, and Neglected Tropical Diseases.  Previously, Edith provided technical expertise to Ministries of Health to scale up HIV programs in sub-Saharan Africa, including in Tanzania with Centers for Diseases Control, and in Lesotho with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and SolidarMed.

Silvia_FerazziDr. Silvia Ferazzi

Silvia Ferazzi has been working for some 20 years in humanitarian affairs and development in the UN and WHO and in public-private partnerships.  She started her career as a social policy researcher and activist with a primary interest in health, poverty and gender. Her academic and journalistic work resulted in some 20 publications in Italian and international journals and books. Between 2006 and 2010, she led fundraising activities at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and at the Global alliance for Improved Nutrition.

Laurence_IshengomaAmbassador Laurence Ishengoma

Ambassador Laurence Ishengoma is currently the Advisor of the Minister on matters related to water, sanitation, human settlement and environment. Previously, from 1976 to 1984, he held various management positions in the Tanzanian Government. In 1985, he was appointed Trade Counsellor in the Tanzanian Embassy in Tokyo, which subsequently launched his diplomatic career. Between 2005 and 2010, he worked for UN-HABITAT as Special Advisor, inter alia, for the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Programme and the Lake Tanganyika Water, Sanitation and Environment Programme, which had a major impact on the health programmes in the region. He represented the organisation in various regional group consultations, including with the Economic Communities of EAC, SADC, and COMESA.

Kessey Profile PhotoDr. Flora L. Kessy

Flora Lucas Kessy, a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at Mzumbe University, Morogoro Tanzania holds a PhD in Agricultural and Consumer Economics with a major in Family and Consumer Economics and a minor in Women and Gender in Global Perspective from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA. Dr. Kessy has researched and published on issues related to income and non-income poverty, social sectors development and good governance. In particular, she has researched on poverty reduction strategies in Eastern and Southern Africa, poverty escape routes, covariate and idiosyncratic shocks affecting households in Tanzania and social protection. In the area of governance, she is involved in public expenditure studies for the health sector and water sector and the use of evidence for actions to improve maternal and newborn health.

She has provided services to the Government of Tanzania including leading the team that drafted the second cluster (quality of life and social wellbeing) of the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of poverty (MKUKUTA). She has also provided consultancy services to national and international organizations on on-social-economic development and project evaluation including the World Bank, Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), UNFPA, UNICEF, DfID and Gatsby Charitable Foundation among others.

Her major community development intervention is the implementation of the access project which aimed at improving access to effective malaria treatment in two districts in Southern Tanzania using interventions designed to increase household resources for accessing health care and improving quality of health care at health facilities. She has also participated in implementing Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) action research for people living with HV and AIDS.

Wyss Profile PhotoDr. Kaspar Wyss

Kaspar Wyss is a Public Health Specialist, Associate Professor (PD) and Deputy Head of Department at the Swiss Centre for International Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.  Kaspar Wyss has strong management and leadership experience and is in charge of a team of 15 staff focusing on health systems development primarily in low- and middle income countries. Activities relate to both research and health system monitoring and performance assessment and he directs a number of research and implementation projects in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia. He has further extensive consultancy experiences for a broad range of clients. For the University of Basel (MSc and medical students) and for other courses including the Swiss Inter-University Master of Public Health Program he teaches on health systems.



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