Archive | Moderators

At the Geneva Health Forum the Moderator plays the most important role in all the dialogue formats.

GHF invites experienced Moderators with a distinguished track record of dialogue facilitators. Moderators at the GHF clearly distinguish between being a Master of Ceremonies (MC) and being a Moderator. At the GHF the Moderator represents the interests of the audience and ensures that evasive speakers or spinners don’t take them for a ride. At the same time the GHF moderator has diplomatic skills sharp enough to ensure a constructive flow of dialogue.

We are delighted to present here profiles of some of our moderators at the GHF2014.


Dr. Jakob Zinsstag

Jakob Zinsstag graduated with a doctorate in veterinary medicine (Dr. med. vet.) on Salmonella diagnosis at the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Berne in 1986. After his studies he worked in rural practice and as post doctoral fellow on trypanosomiasis research at the Swiss Tropical Institute. From 1990 to end of 1993 he led […]

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Dr. Sunoor Verma

Dr. Sunoor Verma is the Executive Director Geneva Health Forum.As a senior development expert, Sunoor Verma has worked in emergency, conflict and post-conflict situations. He has led the establishment of complex partnerships and coalitions by negotiating strategic agreements and their implementation plans. He has set up programs across sectors, including, Education, Health, Protection, Injuries, Sanitation, […]

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Dr. Shams Syed

Dr. Shams Syed is responsible for overseeing African Partnerships for Patient Safety (APPS), based at WHO Headquarters in Geneva. He has led the development and implementation of the programme since its inception in 2008. He assumed responsibility for global partnership development in the newly formed WHO Department of Service Delivery & Safety in 2013. Dr. […]

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Dr. Suzanne Suggs

Professor Suggs is an Assistant Professor of Social Marketing and Head of the BeCHANGE Research Group in the Institute for Public Communication, Faculty of Communication Sciences, at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), in Lugano Switzerland. She is also Director of the USI Sustainability Incubator (USI-SINC). She received a BBA in Marketing at University of […]

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Dr. Greg Martin

Dr. Greg Martin is a South African doctor with a masters in public health and an MBA degree. Dr Martin’s involvement in global health has spanned a wide rang of subject matter including maternal and child health, cancer prevention, access to medicine and the treatment and care of people living with HIV, amongst others. He […]

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Dr. Jan De Maeseneer

Professor Jan De Maeseneer is a family physician and Head of the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care of Ghent University. His research at the university focuses on Education, Health Promotion, Health inequity, Health Services Research and Global Health. He published more than 100 articles in scientific journals. In 2013 Jan De Maeseneer […]

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Dr. Nick Goodwin

Dr. Nick Goodwin, CEO, International Foundation for Integrated Care & Senior Associate, The King’s Fund, London, UK Nick is a social scientist, academic and policy analyst with a specialist interest in investigating the organisation and management of primary, community and integrated care. Nick is co-Founder and CEO of the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), […]

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