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GHF2014 – PS35 – Social Media and Global Health: The “How to” and “What for”

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PS35 THURSDAY, 17 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 3
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Social Media and Global Health: The "How to" and "What for"
SPEAKERS:
Dr. Greg Martin
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Globalization and Health, Ireland
Mr. Sebastian Majewski
Senior Communications Officer, Gates Foundation, United States
OUTLINE:
This session will comprise two presentations followed by questions and discussion about the use of social media in the global health space. Dr Greg Martin (Globalization and Health) will give a brief overview of lessons learned through his experience in using social media to create virtual “communities” across borders. This will be followed by a presentation by Sebastian Majewski (Gates Foundation) in which he will talk about exciting work that is being done using social media monitoring to tackle some of the more urgent public health and development problems globally.
PROFILES:

photo greg martinDr. 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 recently stepped down from the role of Director of Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission at the Clinton Health Access Initiative in order to move to Ireland where he recently got married. He is currently with Editor-in-Chief of the journal Globalization and Health and runs a Global Health YouTube channel as well as working as a clinician in a local hospital in Dublin.

Sebastian_Majewski_20131209_0020Mr. Sebastian Majewski

Sebastian Majewski (@sebmaje) is Senior Communications Officer at the Gates Foundation. Guided by social media monitoring and data analysis, Majewski’s evidence-based marketing approach focuses on social media’s potential to influence, inform, and legitimize agenda-setting in the international community. With more than six years’ experience in digital communications for UNICEF, UNDP and UNDESA, Majewski has been at the core of shaping global advocacy strategies for the largest humanitarian organizations.

Sebastian lectures master students of France Business School on social media monitoring, and is a regular speaker at social media conferences such as Social Media Week, Benchmark, and Dreamforce.

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

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PS34 THURSDAY, 17 APRIL 2014 ROOM: MOTTA
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Malaria Integration in the Post-MDG Agenda
MODERATOR:
Dr. Susanna Hausmann Muela
Senior Health Advisor, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Switzerland
SPEAKERS:
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
OUTLINE:
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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PROFILES:

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.

 

 

Dr. Doris Schopper

SCHOPPER-DorisDr. Doris Schopper

Professor at the medical faculty of the University of Geneva and director of CERAH, Switzerland

She obtained a medical degree at the University of Geneva (1978), trained as a specialist in Internal Medicine (1986) and completed a Doctor in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health (1992).

Between 1982 and 1990 Doris Schopper spent several years with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the field. She was president of the Swiss branch of MSF (1991–1998) and twice president of the MSF International Council during this period. In 2001 Doris Schopper was asked to constitute an Ethics Review Board for MSF International.

Since then she has chaired the Board coordinating the ethical review of MSF research proposals and providing advice on ethical matters to the organisation.

Doris Schopper also worked as health policy adviser in the Global Programme on AIDS at WHO headquarters in Geneva (1992-95).

Further international work includes two years as senior health policy adviser at the Swiss Tropical Institute and developing several policies and strategies for WHO (e.g. guideline for policy makers on national policies for violence and injury prevention; strategy for mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Europe; WHO-wide strategy on child and adolescent health).

Professor Schopper has also been responsible for the development of health policies and strategies at the national and regional level in Switzerland (e.g. Swiss National Cancer Control Programme 2005-2010; framework to prevent obesity at the national level; comprehensive health policy for the canton of Geneva). She is member of the board of Pro Victimis Foundation-Geneva since 2003, and president since 2010.

In November 2012, Doris Schopper was appointed member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Functions:

  • Director
  • Member of the Scientific Committees of the CAS
  • Coordinator CAS Health in Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Co-responsible Course Health Interventions in Humanitarian Crises

Fields of Interest:

  • Public health in humanitarian contexts
  • Development and analysis of health policy
  • Research ethics in humanitarian contexts
  • Ethics of humanitarian medical intervention
  • HIV-Aids, Cancer

Dr. Marie-Claude Bottineau

PS12_Dr_Marie_BottineauDr. Marie-Claude Bottineau

Pediatrician, Neonatology, Pediatrics Intensive Care, MSF CH, Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Bottineau is a French Pediatrician with a DESS in Neonatology, a competency in Pediatrics Intensive Care and a Master Degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She did the first part of her carrier working in General and University Hospitals in France as Pediatrician in Pediatrics, Pediatrics and Neonatal Intensive Care in Nantes, Nancy, Le Havre and Paris and her Tropical Medicine Degree in Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, with Pr Gentilini and Pr Duflo. She also studied Bio-Ethics in Paris as free auditor getting an equivalence of Master Degree.

In parallel, she was doing some regular missions around the world with several Humanitarian Organizations including MSF- France in Kosovo; Vietnam (Ho-Chi-Minh); Madagascar (Antananarivo); Nicaragua (Leon and Managua), during civil war; Nepal (Pokhara-Jomoson); India (Calcutta, slums of Howrah-Pilkhana) and Cameroon (Mpoundou, Abong-Mbang district).

From 1990 to 1996, she dedicated her carrier to the humanitarian action working exclusively in expatriation in different humanitarian contexts of which in Benin with Terre Des Hommes-Lausanne and in Angola with MSF-France (Uige and Benguela provinces during civil war).

After an urgent medical repatriation in December 1995, time for recovering, few months in HQ MSF-France in Paris and few years in Robert Debré Hospital (Pediatrics Emergencies and Neonatal SMUR), she was to the United States in order to complete her Master Degree in Public Health (2000). Then, she worked 2 years as Public Health Medical Specialist at CRED (Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters), UCL, Brussels, Belgium. At the same time she made several missions to Cambodia for the Belgium Cooperation and some consultancies as Evaluator within the European Commission for INCO-DEV and INCO-MED programs.

From 2001 to 2003 she made regular consultancies for WHO Geneva in Switzerland (Geneva) on GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines & Immunizations); Chad (Tanjile), Mali (Bamako) and Indonesia (Djakarta, Bali and Iles de la Sonde) on Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination (MNTE) including Lot Quality Assurance Surveys (LQAS).

From January 2003 to July 2007 she worked as UNHCR Senior Regional Health/Nutrition/HIV – AIDS Co-ordinator for West Africa based in Sierra Leone (Freetown) and Ghana (Accra), then the Great Lakes Region based in Burundi (Bujumbura) and at least Chad – Darfour Emergency, based in Chad (Abéché).

Mid July 2007, she was appointed as Pediatrics Referent in MSF-CH to develop pediatrics vision, policy and strategic approach and to give adequate support to pediatrics fields. In April 2011, she took the coordination and leadership of the MSF International Pediatrics Working Group and early 2014 the coordination of the Mother, Neonatal and Child pool including nutrition.

She taught extensively (H.E.L.P Course, in MSF, UNHCR, Universities...) and participated actively in international congresses making some abstracts, publications, posters, and/or oral communications.

She contributed for many years to the work of Amnesty International against Torture, acting with the Medical Commission. After different professional affiliations, she is currently active member of the Target Advisory Group (TAG) of the International Pediatrics Association (IPA) on Children in Humanitarian Disasters, of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) (WHO, UNICEF, Save The Children...) and of the Group of Tropical Pediatrics (Société Francaise de Pédiatrie).

She got certificates of recognition from CDC Atlanta, H.E.L.P Course and the UNAM of Nicaragua for her action in emergency settings and/or her contribution to the teaching.

Dr. Dominick Mboya

PS03_Mboya_squareDr. Dominick Mboya

Dominick Mboya has over 25 years experience as medical practice and teaching, currently employed as a research scientist at Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania, responsible for coordinating Health System Quality Improvement initiatives implemented by Ifakara Health Institute through Initiative to Strengthen Affordability and Quality of Health Care (ISAQH). The initiative is funded by Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development. Apart from that he is the Intervention coordinator for the Connect project designed to test the model of trained and paid Community Health Workers to accelerate achievement of MDG 4 & 5, the project is funded by Doris Duke Foundation and Comic Relief.

He has extensive clinical and teaching experience, prior to joining Ifakara Health Institute, Dominick was employed by Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, as medical doctor and tutor in clinical officers training institutions from 1987 to 2008 where he served as Dean of studies. In collaboration with the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme, he coordinated and facilitated capacity building trainings to health care providers on Tuberculosis and Leprosy and TB/HIV. He is a national trainer for Regional and District Health Management Teams, Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) both conventional and Computerized Adaptation Training Tool (ICATT), Community based health insurance scheme at district levels. He is a founding member and board chair of LUPA a non- governmental no-profit organization promoting quality education in remote districts, member of the district education board and member of medical and public association of Tanzania. His interest are in area of health system strengthening and quality of health care

GHF2014 – PS14 – Integrating Sexual and Reproductive Health Care in Humanitarian Interventions

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PS14 TUESDAY, 15 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 18 ICON_Fishbowl
Integrating Sexual and Reproductive Health Care in Humanitarian Interventions
MODERATOR:
Dr. Doris Schopper
Professor at the medical faculty of the University of Geneva and director of CERAH, Switzerland
SPEAKERS:
Dr. Anne Golaz
Lecturer and researcher at CERAH, Switzerland
Ms. Wilma Doedens
Technical Adviser on Reproductive Health in Emergencies, Humanitarian Response, UNFPA, Switzerland
Dr. Lisa Thomas
Medical Officer, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Ms. Nelly Staderini
Référente médicale- Santé de la reproduction, Reproductive Health Advisor, MSF, Switzerland
OUTLINE:
Problems related to sexual and reproductive health are the leading cause of death and ill health for women of childbearing age globally. In crises, this vulnerability increases, while access to services decreases. The urgent need for life-saving sexual and reproductive health services has often been neglected and not prioritized in humanitarian responses.  Speakers from UN agencies and INGOs will give a brief overview of some of their sexual and reproductive health programmes, discuss recent achievements, challenges in integrating sexual and reproductive healthcare in humanitarian interventions and ways to advocate for better access to these services during crises.
PROFILES:

SCHOPPER-DorisDr. Doris Schopper
Professor at the medical faculty of the University of Geneva and director of CERAH, Switzerland

She obtained a medical degree at the University of Geneva (1978), trained as a specialist in Internal Medicine (1986) and completed a Doctor in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health (1992).

Between 1982 and 1990 Doris Schopper spent several years with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the field. She was president of the Swiss branch of MSF (1991–1998) and twice president of the MSF International Council during this period. In 2001 Doris Schopper was asked to constitute an Ethics Review Board for MSF International.

Since then she has chaired the Board coordinating the ethical review of MSF research proposals and providing advice on ethical matters to the organisation.

Doris Schopper also worked as health policy adviser in the Global Programme on AIDS at WHO headquarters in Geneva (1992-95).

Further international work includes two years as senior health policy adviser at the Swiss Tropical Institute and developing several policies and strategies for WHO (e.g. guideline for policy makers on national policies for violence and injury prevention; strategy for mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Europe; WHO-wide strategy on child and adolescent health).

Professor Schopper has also been responsible for the development of health policies and strategies at the national and regional level in Switzerland (e.g. Swiss National Cancer Control Programme 2005-2010; framework to prevent obesity at the national level; comprehensive health policy for the canton of Geneva). She is member of the board of Pro Victimis Foundation-Geneva since 2003, and president since 2010.

In November 2012, Doris Schopper was appointed member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Functions:

  • Director
  • Member of the Scientific Committees of the CAS
  • Coordinator CAS Health in Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Co-responsible Course Health Interventions in Humanitarian Crises

Fields of Interest:

  • Public health in humanitarian contexts
  • Development and analysis of health policy
  • Research ethics in humanitarian contexts
  • Ethics of humanitarian medical intervention
  • HIV-Aids, Cancer

 

Golaz-AnneDr. Anne Golaz
Lecturer and researcher at CERAH, Switzerland

She obtained her Medical Doctor degree and Doctorate in Medicine at the University of Geneva, and a MPH at the University of Washington. She’s Board Certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. She has over 20 years of field experience in humanitarian work and  graduate and post-graduate education in public health. She’s worked as a medical epidemiologist for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; as a senior advisor for UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia in Kathmandu and Geneva Office, and for WHO HQ and Regional Offices in Cairo and New Dehli.

Role at the CERAH

  • Member of the Scientific Committees of the CAS Health in Humanitarian Emergencies and CAS Disaster Management
  • Coordinator CAS Health in Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Coordinator of the Research Methodology course (MAS-DAS)
  • Co-leader of the course Health Interventions in Humanitarian Crises (MAS-DAS week)
  • Co-leader TS Advocacy for Humanitarian Projects in Health

Fields of interest

  • Public health and epidemiology
  • Reproductive health in humanitarian emergencies
  • Mental health in humanitarian emergencies
  • Genocide prevention
  • Community capacity building
  • Research and evidence generation in humanitarian contexts

 

Ms. Wilma Doedens

Wilma Doedens is the Technical Adviser on Reproductive Health in Emergencies of the Humanitarian Response Branch of UNFPA. She has worked with UNFPA since 2002. Prior to this she worked with WHO.

Wilma is a Medical Doctor with a public health and reproductive health background. She has extensive field experience in coordinating and implementing reproductive health services in both humanitarian and development settings, working within national health systems as well as with NGOs such as Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC).

She coordinated the writing and publication of the Inter-Agency Field Manual for Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings and the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Gender-Based Violence Guidelines, and she is responsible for ensuring technical review and quality improvement of the Inter-Agency Reproductive Health Kits designed to support the implementation of priority reproductive health interventions in disasters.

 

Dr. Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas, MD is a Medical Officer in the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at the World Health Organization in Geneva, where she serves as the focal point for sexual and reproductive health in humanitarian settings.  She is a U.S. Board Certified Obstetrician Gynecologist with subspecialty training in family planning. Prior to joining WHO, she worked for humanitarian, development and donor agencies in over twenty developing countries including conflict and post-conflict settings. She has covered an expansive breadth of public and private sector projects in maternal and reproductive health policy, program design, training, research and monitoring and evaluation.

 

Ms. Nelly Staderini

Since more than 3 years, Nelly Staderini is in charge of the  Sexual and Reproductive Health and sexual violence in the medical department of Doctors Without Borders in Geneva. After initial training in midwifery and a Public Health Diploma in France, she practiced  in Parisian hospitals and had various functions in humanitarian missions abroad ( Mali , Cambodia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Guinea , Chad and Burundi ) for non -governmental organizations. She has worked on maternal health issues in general and sexual violence, prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula and the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV in particular. She is the author of academic works dealing with training of TBAs in Cambodia and midwives in Chad as well as two books: Sage-femme en Afghanistan (Cheminements Editions , 2003) and l' art revisité des matrones, naissances contemporaines en question ( Faustroll Edition, 2011).

GHF2014 – PL04 – Data and the Knowledge Economy: What is there for Global Health?

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PL04 WEDNESDAY, 16 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 2 ICON_QA
DATA AND THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY:
WHAT IS THERE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH?

MODERATOR:
Dr. Carmelo Bisognano 
Head of Strategy, Inartis Foundation, Switzerland
TENTATIVE PANEL:
Prof. Angela Brand 
Professor of Social Medicine & Public Health Genomics
Institute for Public Health Genomics (IPHG), Cluster of Genetics & Cell Biology
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Mr. Sridhar Venkapaturam 
MSc Global Health and Social Justice Program, Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine, King's College London
Prof. Christian Lovis
Professor of Clinical Informatics and leading the Division of Medical Information Sciences, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
Mr. Andrew Filev
Founder and CEO, Wrike, United States
AIM:
This session will gather a panel of people from various disciplines to debate the promises and challenges big data brings to global health.
OUTLINE:
As social systems move from the physical world to the virtual world, technology has served as an enabling factor that has made it possible for human capital to be developed, shared and applied in new ways and at an immense scale and pace. The potential for capturing natural data organically has accelerated profoundly as well as the potential to shed light on connections/linkages between sets of information that were until then not processed or just analyzed in silos.  This increasing abundance of data, our ability to process it and use it meaningfully is causing what people have called a drift toward data-driven discovery and decision-making in various sectors including the health sector one. If data has become a core asset that provides a huge resource for new industries, processes, services and goods leading to significant competitive advantage, concerns for privacy and individual rights remain as well as how this new trend will benefit global health.
 PROFILES:

BisognanoDr. Carmelo Bisognano
Head of Strategy, Inartis Foundation, Switzerland

Prior to serve as Head of Strategy for Inartis Foundation, Dr. Bisognano founded and managed several companies such as Easymed Services Inc. (EZM:CN), a British Columbia, Canada, company. 

Dr. Bisognano had a post-doctoral position at the University Hospital of Geneva where he conducted research on molecular regulation of bacterial resistance. He is also the author of publications in international scientific journals and has obtained several awards for his research work (GSK and MSD Awards, Swiss Society for Infectious-Diseases).

Dr. Bisognano was also a biotechnology consultant for Geneva’s government, research institutes and a Marketing Manager in a bioinformatics company. More recently, he co- directed a course on Biotech valuation for MoT MBA (federal polytechnic school) and collaborated with investment funds for their strategic portfolio allocation.

 

Brand_Angela_squareProf. Angela Brand 
Professor of Social Medicine & Public Health Genomics
Institute for Public Health Genomics (IPHG), Cluster of Genetics & Cell Biology
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Angela Brand is Founding Director and Full Professor of the Institute for Public Health Genomics (IPHG) at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, as well as Dr. T.M. Pai Endowed Chair on Public Health Genomics and Adjunct Professor at the School of Life Sciences at Manipal University, India. Before she worked in the clinics, at various academic institutions and in governmental bodies in the USA and Germany. She is Paediatrician and Specialist in Public Health Medicine, holds a PhD in pathology and a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, USA. She has been the pioneer of Public Health Genomics in Europe and beyond and established this field in more than 15 European Member States within the last years (www.phgen.eu). Public Health Genomics is the field within Public Health demonstrating the need for a holistic “systems thinking” and translating research from “cell to society” towards the implementation of personalised healthcare between key stakeholders and across sectors. The IPHG is unique in Europe giving policy advice on the national, European and global level. Key expertise and industrial collaborations include regulatory issues, use of big data for health systems and ownership questions, valorisation, decision supporting tools such as Health Technology Assessment and development of the innovative LAL model™.

 

Vankatapuram_Sridhar_squareMr. Sridhar Venkapaturam 
MSc Global Health and Social Justice Program, Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine, King's College London

Mr. Sridhar Venkapaturam's career and research interests have their origins in his interest in topics such as development, international political economy, and human rights.  While he was planning throughout his college education on becoming an international lawyer that would work in the area of international development, an internship at Human Rights Watch changed that course.  He was the first person at HRW to examine a health issue, specifically HIV/AIDS, from a human rights monitoring perspective.  The difficulty of HRW to recognize a human right to health as well as the prevailing idea in public health that individual rights must be sacrificed for the greater good put him on the path of developing a philosophical argument for a moral right to be healthy.  He trained in a number of relevant disciplines such a public health, sociology, economics and political philosophy.  And he currently runs a graduate programme at King’s College London called Global Health and Social Justice.  His research includes such topics as theories of social and global justice and health, the philosophy and ethics of health inequalities, the human right to health, the ethics and philosophy of health economics, et cetera.

PL04_Christian_LovisProf. Christian Lovis

Christian Lovis is professor of clinical informatics at the University of Geneva and leads the Division of Medical Information Sciences at the Geneva University Hospitals. Christian is a medical doctor trained in Internal Medicine. He is heavily involved in the Swiss federal projects around eHealth as co-chair of several working groups. He has developed the clinical information system at HUG and his involved in several large pan-European projects around using big data for bio-surveillance or clinical research. Christian is member of the governing council of HIMSS Europe and board member of HIMSS World Wide.

AndrewFilevCloseMr. Andrew Filev

As the founder and CEO of Wrike, Andrew Filev is the visionary behind the unique social project management mix that has become an irreplaceable collaboration solution for thousands of customers. As a successful software entrepreneur and experienced project manager, Andrew not only oversees the company’s business strategy, but passionately leads the product management.

Prior to Wrike, Andrew Filev launched his first software development venture at the age of 17. Growing it into an international business with more than 100 engineers, he faced the same collaboration challenges that millions of companies struggle with frequently. Looking for efficient solutions, he came up with his own idea of a collaboration platform for dynamic distributed teams, running several simultaneous projects, just like his team. “Traditional software didn’t work for my team, and we weren’t alone in this. We needed a better alternative — a tool that would help connect data across multiple projects, would give a crystal-clear overview of these projects to managers and would become one hub for smooth, real-time collaboration for the whole team,” Andrew says about the origins of Wrike’s vision.

The first pillar in Andrew’s “go where data is” concept, which has become Wrike’s core, was building advanced e-mail integration to bring data from the most ubiquitous communication tools into the planning process. Further, developing Wrike as a flexible and easy-to-use system that would perfectly scale to growing teams and more data, Andrew came up with an innovative work graph model that combines the ideas from project management (work breakdown structure), operating systems (hierarchical folders), semantic web (tags) and brainstorming (mindmap) into one cohesive and simple model.

Andrew has been a contributing author in influential blogs and journals (Cutter IT Journal, Web 2.0 Journal, etc.) and has given presentations at many conferences, such as the Web 2.0 Expo, Office 2.0 Conference, PMI events and more.

To learn more about Andrew’s ideas and project management practices, you can subscribe to his Project Management 2.0 blog

GHF2014 – PL03 – Global Health Governance: Integrating Competing World Views

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PL03 WEDNESDAY, 16 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 2 ICON_QA
GLOBAL HEALTH GOVERNANCE: INTEGRATING COMPETING WORLD VIEWS
MODERATOR:
Dr. Sunoor Verma
Executive Director, Geneva Health Forum, Switzerland
TENTATIVE PANEL:
Prof. Ilona Kickbush
Director, Global Health Programme, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland
Prof. Ronald Labonté
Professor, Canada Research Chair, Globalization/Health Equity, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa, Canada
Dr. Mira Shiva 
Chairperson, Health Action International Asia –Pacific, India
Mr. Pascal Lamy 
Honorary President, Notre Europe, Jacques Delors Institute, France
Mr. Bart Peterson
Honorary President, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, Eli Lilly and Company, United States
AIM:
Drawing on the personal journeys of a politician, an activist and two academic experts in the field of global health governance and diplomacy, this session will aim to illustrate how effective global health advocacy not only lies in the institutional and technical assets of GHG actors but among other things in their ability to strategically frame policy issues, in order to appeal to different audiences within specific contexts and timeframes.
OUTLINE:
Many of the most pressing global challenges facing the world today are intertwined with the complex dynamics of globalization, and require policy solutions that see national and international institutions acting in concert and the need for health communities across countries to cooperate more closely, and across a wider range of issues. The question, of how we should collectively protect and promote health in an increasingly globalized world, has opened up the policy space known as global health governance (GHG).The starting point of this session is the recognition that GHG space is inherently a political space, not limited to technical solutions based on 'best practice', cost effectiveness or evidence, but  a political arena characterized by competing frames, each with its own logic, language and preferred policy pathways. This creates a complex and contested policy space where different frames (with the worldviews and interests they represent) compete.
PROFILES:

Sunoor -130Dr. 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, HIV/AIDS, Harm Reduction, Conflict Resolution, Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, Environment, Culture, Gender, Minority issues etc. He has worked in various locations, including Western Europe, South East Europe, South Asia, South East Asia, North Africa and Australia. Among others, he consulted and worked with UNHCR, UNICEF, and the European Centre for Minority Issues, Cambridge University and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. Sunoor Vema has been the principal consultant of the strategy consulting practice ‘ProCube’ and is the founder of www.csrforchildren.org.

He is a seasoned speaker on the topics of strategy, partnerships and leadership. He is also sought after for his skills as an effective moderator on high-voltage panels. In a previous avatar, Sunoor Verma was a practicing cardiothoracic surgeon.

 

PascalLamyMr. Pascal Lamy

Perspective: How to engage in dialogue with various actors who have differing interests and power positions while safeguarding public good interests?

Mr. Pascal Lamy has served two terms as Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) from September 2005 to September 2013. He holds degrees from the Paris based Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) and from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He began his career in the French civil service at the Inspection Générale des finances and at the Treasury. He then became an advisor to the Finance Minister Jacques Delors, and subsequently to Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy. In Brussels from 1985 to 1994, he was Chief of Staff for the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors, and his representative as Sherpa in the G7. In November 1994, he joined the team in charge of rescuing Crédit Lyonnais, and later became CEO of the bank until its privatisation in 1999. Between 1999 and 2004, he was Commissioner for Trade at the European Commission under Romano Prodi. After his tenure in Brussels, he spent a short sabbatical period as President of “Notre Europe”, a think tank working on European integration, as associate Professor at the l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and as advisor to Poul Nyrup Rasmussen (President of the European Socialist Party). More recently, Pascal Lamy was the chair of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations, a commission that brought together highly experienced leaders from government, business and society to examine the current gridlock in international and national attempts to deal with key global problems. The Commission has issued recommendations in a report entitled “Now for the Long Term” made public in October 2013.

 

Ronald_LabontéProf. Ronald Labonté

Perspective: How global health as a foreign policy issue is conceptualized, framed? And why is it important to study it?

Prof. Labonté is Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity at the Institute of Population Health, and Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. His current research interests include globalization as a ‘determinant of determinants’ (he chaired the Globalization Knowledge Network for the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health); ethics, human rights and global health development; global migration of health workers; revitalization of comprehensive primary health care; global health diplomacy.

He recently reviewed the various policy frames (security, development, global public goods, trade, human rights and ethical/moral reasoning) for health in foreign policy that inform global health diplomacy.

 

Ilona KickbushProf. Ilona Kickbusch, Switzerland

Perspective: What is global health diplomacy and why is it important to build capacity in this domain?

Ilona Kickbusch is the Director of the Global Health Programme at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. She advises organisations, government agencies and the private sector on policies and strategies to promote health at the national, European and international level. She has published widely and is a member of a number of advisory boards in both the academic and the health policy arena. She has received many awards and served as the Adelaide Thinker in Residence at the invitation of the Premier of South Australia. She has recently launched a think-tank initiative “Global Health Europe: A Platform for European Engagement in Global Health” and the “Consortium for Global Health Diplomacy”.

Her key areas of interest are global health governance, global health diplomacy, health in all policies, the health society and health literacy. She has had a distinguished career with the World Health Organization, at both the regional and global level, where she initiated the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and a range of “settings projects” including Healthy Cities. From 1998 – 2003 she joined Yale University as the head of the global health division, where she contributed to shaping the field of global health and headed a major Fulbright programme. She is a political scientist with a PhD from the University of Konstanz, Germany.

 

MiraShiva200x150Dr. Mira Shiva, India

Perspective: Mobilizing local communities and raising the voices of the women.

Dr. Mira Shiva is a physician and health activist (MBBS, MD Medicine, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India). She has been working on issues related to public health, women’s health, reproductive health & gender concerns, women ecology & health, food & nutritional security, health rights rooted in social justice & gender justice.

She is the Coordinator, Initiative for Health & Equity in Society/Third World Network, Founder Member & Steering Committee member of Diverse Women for Diversity, Peoples’ Health Movement, Health Action International-Asia Pacific, South Asian Focal Point-International Peoples’ Health Council.

She is member working Group Regulation of Food & Drugs by Planning Commission for 12th 5 year plan.She was member Central Council for Health, and  Chairperson of the Consumer Education Taskforce on Safety of Food & Medicine, Ministry of Health. She has been Member Health Committee National Human Rights Commission, Member, Central Social Welfare Board, Member-Advisory Committee, Gender and Communication Programme for Vigyan Prasar-Department of Science and Technology.

She was Director-Women & Health, Rational Drug Policy Head Public Policy in VHAI, Founder Coordinator All India Drug Action Network. She is steering Committee Member of Indian alliance of Child Righs & National alliance for Maternal Health & Human Rights, Right To Food Campaign, Doctors for Food & Biosafety.

She was involved in relief work following the Bhopal gas Tragedy 1984, was member of Supreme Court of India and member of the Commission that  investigated the causes of a cholera outbreak trans Jamuna, part of Delhi in 1988.

 

BartPetersonSMMr. Bart Peterson, United States

Mr. Bart Peterson joined Eli Lilly and Company in June 2009 as senior vice president of corporate affairs and communications. He is a member of the company’s executive committee.

Peterson received a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 1980 and earned his law degree at the University of Michigan in 1983.Prior to joining Lilly, Peterson was Managing Director at Strategic Capital Partners, LLC from June2008 to June 2009. During spring 2008, Peterson was a fellow with the Institute of Politics of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. During the 2008-2009 school year, Peterson was a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Ball State University. He continues as a fellow with the University’s Bowen Center for Public Affairs.

From 2000 to 2007, Peterson served two terms as Mayor of Indianapolis, the nation’s 12th largest city. He also served as President of the National League of Cities in 2007. As mayor, Peterson led a transformation of public education in Indianapolis as the only mayor in America with the authority to create new schools by issuing charters. He was responsible for 16 charter schools and won Harvard University’s prestigious Innovations in American Government Award for the initiative in 2006. He was also instrumental in the business expansions of FedEx, Rolls Royce, and WellPoint in Indianapolis, and the construction and development of major projects such as Lucas Oil Stadium, the Conrad Indianapolis, Simon Property Group’s world headquarters, the new Indianapolis International Airport’s Col. H. Weir Cook terminal building, and the future Indiana Convention Center expansion and J.W. Marriott Hotel.

Along with Indiana University, Purdue University, Lilly, and the Central Indiana Corporate

Partnership, he created BioCrossroads, a focused effort to push Indianapolis to the forefront   as a life sciences capital. Peterson was honored by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies with their city government leader of the year award for his efforts in cleaning up the Indianapolis waterways.

GHF2014 – PS30 – Debate Motion: “This house believes reverse innovation in health is a distinct category of innovation that holds the key to creating effective future health solutions.”

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PS30 WEDNESDAY, 16 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 3
ICON_Debate
Debate Motion: “This house believes reverse innovation in health is a distinct category of innovation that holds the key to creating effective future health solutions.”
MODERATOR:
Dr. Greg Martin
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Globalization and Health, Ireland
FOR THE MOTION:
Dr. Shams B. Syed
Program Manager, African Partnerships for Patient Safety (APPS), Global Partnerships Lead, WHO Service Delivery & Safety (SDS), Switzerland
Ms. Vivasvat Dadwal
Senior Fellow at the University of Ottawa, Centre on Governance, Canada
AGAINST THE MOTION:
Mrs. Bronwyn Lay
Writer, Jurist, Australia
Dr. Sunoor Verma
Executive Director, Geneva Health Forum, Switzerland
PROFILES:

photo greg martinDr. Greg Martin
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Globalization and Health, Ireland

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 recently stepped down from the role of Director of Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission at the Clinton Health Access Initiative in order to move to Ireland where he recently got married. He is currently with Editor-in-Chief of the journal Globalization and Health and runs a Global Health YouTube channel as well as working as a clinician in a local hospital in Dublin.

 

ShamsSyedIMG_2475Dr. Shams B. Syed, Program Manager, African Partnerships for Patient Safety (APPS), Global Partnerships Lead, WHO Service Delivery & Safety (SDS), Switzerland

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. Syed received his medical degree from St. George’s, University of London, and subsequently practiced as an independent General Practitioner in the UK. He received postgraduate public health training at the University of Cambridge. Subsequently, he trained in Preventive Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, is US Board Certified in Public Health & Preventive Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. His previous experiences include: involvement in a future-focused multi-country health systems research consortium; working at the Pan American Health Organization with seven Caribbean countries on strengthening health systems with a focus on surveillance systems; and working as the Advisor on Family and Community Health at the WHO Country Office in Trinidad and Tobago with a focus on quality of care. Dr. Syed has a focused academic interest in reverse innovation in global health systems.

 

PS03_Vivasvat_DadwalMs. Vivasvat Dadwal

Viva is a civil servant by day, community-builder by night. Viva's multidisciplinary interests span local, national, and international spheres. She is engaged in a range of socially and politically minded activities - from Canadian history to global health. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa and Associate Editor of the London School of Economics-affiliated journal Globalization and Health. She has held prestigious internships at the World Health Organization and Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations and to the World Trade Organization in Geneva. She is also a guest blogger for World Bank's youth blog, Youthink! Viva holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biology from the University of Windsor, and an M.A. in Public and International Affairs from the University of Ottawa.

 

Sunoor -130Dr. Sunoor Verma
Executive Director, Geneva Health Forum, Switzerland

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, HIV/AIDS, Harm Reduction, Conflict Resolution, Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons, Environment, Culture, Gender, Minority issues etc. He has worked in various locations, including Western Europe, South East Europe, South Asia, South East Asia, North Africa and Australia. Among others, he consulted and worked with UNHCR, UNICEF, and the European Centre for Minority Issues, Cambridge University and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. Sunoor Vema has been the principal consultant of the strategy consulting practice ‘ProCube’ and is the founder of www.csrforchildren.org.

He is a seasoned speaker on the topics of strategy, partnerships and leadership. He is also sought after for his skills as an effective moderator on high-voltage panels. In a previous avatar, Sunoor Verma was a practicing cardiothoracic surgeon.

 

PS30_Lay Profile PhotoMrs. Bronwyn Lay

Bronwyn Lay currently lives with her family in rural France near the Swiss border.

Before moving overseas, Bronwyn worked as a legal aid lawyer in Melbourne, obtained post-graduate qualifications in political theory and was involved with various community organisations.

She now spends her time writing and pondering the world from the safety of her vegetable patch.

 

GHF2014 – PS27 – Health as an Indicator of Sustainable Development: How Health Can Contribute to and Benefit from Sustainable Policies

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PS27 THURSDAY, 17 APRIL 2014 ROOM: 13
ICON_Fishbowl
Health as an Indicator of Sustainable Development: How Health Can Contribute to and Benefit from Sustainable Policies
MODERATORS:
Dr. Carlos Dora
Department of Public Health and Environment, World Health Organization, Switzerland
SPEAKERS:
Prof. Ilona Kickbush
Director, Global Health Programme, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland
Health as an Indicator of Sustainable Development: How Health Can Contribute to and Benefit from Sustainable Policies
Ms. Natalie Mrak
Student, Masters of Development Studies, The Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Switzerland
Mr. Callum Brindley
Student, Masters of Development Studies, The Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Switzerland
Dr. Ralph Chapman, Environmental Studies Director, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand
Dr. Philippa Howden-Chapman, Professor of Public Health, University of Otago, and Director of the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities, New Zealand
OUTLINE:
This session will begin with a comprehensive overview of the expansive literature, encompassing more than 20 years, on how health indicators can serve as measures of sustainable development and the presentation of a tool that has been developed which essentially combines all of this literature on indicators into one space. This will then set the stage for discussion on how this literature can essentially be placed into action. The session will entail perspectives from local, national and global levels as well as academic circles in order to provide a more comprehensive overview of the progress that has been made in incorporating health into sustainable development objectives as well as the challenges and the bottlenecks which still remain. The aim is to stimulate creative thinking and discussion around innovative ways through which health can become more embedded in the sustainable development agenda.This discussion is crucial particularly as the post-2015 development agenda talks continue. While the first set of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were a momentous endeavor to tackle crucial issues affecting the most vulnerable, they did not provide a comprehensive and integrated approach to tackling these challenges. Health was a dominant theme in the first set of MDGs, composing 3 of 8 goals but as 2015 approaches it is apparent that these goals do not comprehensively address the major health challenges of the 21st century for both developed and developing countries alike. While barriers to overcoming communicable diseases, maternal and child health still exist, issues such as tropical diseases (NTDs) and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are posing challenges to existing approaches to health. A horizontal integrative approach is crucial to overcoming these new health challenges. For instance, good water and sanitation could prevent the infection from the majority of  NTDs while changes in daily routines, such as the substitution of motor transport for public or active transport, could reduce the incidence of NCDs.While recent literature has called for the inclusion of health in the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, there has not been a substantial discussion on how it could fit into this agenda and what exactly this health goal would look like as well as its feasibility at all levels of government from global to national to local.
PROFILES:

Carlos Dora_squareDr. Carlos Dora

Carlos Dora, is a coordinator at the WHO HQ Public Health and Environment Department, leading work on health impacts of sector policies (energy, transport, housing and extractive industry), health impact assessment and co-benefits from green economy/climate change policies. He previously worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), at the WHO Regional Office for Europe, at the World Bank, and with primary care systems in Brazil after practicing medicine. He serves in many science and policy committees, has an MSc and PhD from the LSHTM.  His publications cover health impact of sector and sustainable development policies, HIA and health risk communication.

Ilona KickbushProf. Ilona Kickbush

Ilona Kickbusch is the Director of the Global Health Programme at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. She advises organisations, government agencies and the private sector on policies and strategies to promote health at the national, European and international level. She has published widely and is a member of a number of advisory boards in both the academic and the health policy arena. She has received many awards and served as the Adelaide Thinker in Residence at the invitation of the Premier of South Australia. She has recently launched a think-tank initiative “Global Health Europe: A Platform for European Engagement in Global Health” and the “Consortium for Global Health Diplomacy”.

Her key areas of interest are global health governance, global health diplomacy, health in all policies, the health society and health literacy. She has had a distinguished career with the World Health Organization, at both the regional and global level, where she initiated the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and a range of “settings projects” including Healthy Cities. From 1998 – 2003 she joined Yale University as the head of the global health division, where she contributed to shaping the field of global health and headed a major Fulbright programme. She is a political scientist with a PhD from the University of Konstanz, Germany.

PS27_Natalie_MrakMs. Natalie Mrak

Natalie   Mrak is a Global  Health  Project Coordinator with the Access to Health (A2H) team. In  parallel, she is also pursuing a Master´s in Development Studies, with a concentration on Human, Financial and Economic Development, at the Graduate Institute for International and  Development Studies (IHEID).  At  the  Institute,  she  is  focusing  on  global health issues. including  health  and  sustainable  development  as  well  as  the role of emerging  economies  in  global  health  governance and diplomacy. While in Geneva,   Natalie   has   interned  for  Otsuka  Pharmaceuticals  in  their communications  division  and in the community mobilization unit at UNAIDS. Prior  to  her  arrival in Geneva, Natalie worked at UNICEF headquarters in New York for 4 years as the Executive Assistant to the Chief of the HIV and AIDS  programme. In addition, she has a Master´s in International Relations from  the  City College of the City University of New York (CCNY) where she focused  on  gender  and  development  issues  in  Eastern  Europe. Natalie received  her  Bachelor´s  degree  from Kenyon College where she received a dual degree in History, with honors distinction, and Spanish Studies as well as Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors.

PS27_Callum_BrindleyMr. Callum Brindley

Callum Brindley is studying a Masters of Development Studies at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva. He is also a part-time researcher with the Global Health Programme and has co-authored two WHO publications on Health in All Policies and health in the post-2015 development agenda. Prior to his post-graduate studies, Callum worked for three years with the Australian Agency for International Development.

Ralph Chapman (aug06) VUW photoDr. Ralph Chapman

Ralph directs the Graduate Programme in Environmental Studies at Victoria University. An environmental economist, he’s worked on energy, transport, urban design and climate change. He’s also worked with the New Zealand Ministry for the Environment, the NZ Treasury; the British Treasury in Whitehall; the OECD, in the Beehive, and as a negotiator for New Zealand of the Kyoto Protocol. Ralph has a first in engineering, a Masters in public policy, and a PhD in economics.