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Fellows with Interest or Expertise in: Disease Control and Prevention

Salima Khowaja

Nursing Lecturer Practitioner
Lahore

Pakistan

Salima Khowaja is a nurse, an epidemiologist and public health specialist. She is working as a Nursing Lecture Practitioner at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre Lahore. Her work focuses on improving nursing education and health equity. She represents her organization as a nurse advocate for cancer prevention in the community and on advocacy platforms...

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Mario Jimenez

Economist & Program Manager
Geneva

Switzerland

Mario Jimenez is a Senior Country Manager at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, a Swiss-based public-private partnership at the forefront of increasing access to immunization in low-income countries. Currently, he leads the portfolio of investments in immunization and health systems strengthening in Mozambique, aiming to protect children from the suffering and disability associated with diseases such as measles, cholera and polio...

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Melikte Paulos Weldetensaye

Non-profit Leader
Addis Ababa

Ethiopia

Melikte Paulos Weldetensaye is the founder and executive director of ZuZu for health and education, a non-profit organization based in Ethiopia, which aims to provide free mental health resources and promote inclusive education. In this role, she designs various projects and teaching manuals that promote mental health for women and youth, as well as audio educational materials for blind and visually impaired students...

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­­­Marx Itabelo Lwabanya

Hospital Medical Director
Nundu

Democratic Republic of Congo

Dr. Marx Itabelo Lwabanya is the Medical Director at Nundu Deaconess Hospital and the Executive Director & Co-founder of JALI AFYA, a non-profit in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Marx is passionate about empowering healthcare workers to address mental health and trauma to provide holistic care for patients...

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Brenda Hughes

Community Health Engagement
Walterboro, South Carolina

United States

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Brenda Hughes is the Manager of Community Engagement for the South Carolina Department of Health. She is responsible for implementing policy, systems and environmental change to advance health equity in rural populations. She serves in a leadership role in multiple coalitions and collaborations across the state to develop community capacity, build sustainable, equitable communities to address the root causes of the social determinants of health...

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­­­Scott Howell

Oral Health & Public Health Education
Phoenix, Arizona

United States

Dr. Scott Howell is a board certified public health dentist and director of public health dentistry & teledentistry at A.T. Still University. His work in health equity focuses on developing innovative models in the field of teledentistry to help increase access to oral health care...

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­­­Pratiksha Dhungana

Oral Health & Community Health
Achham

Nepal

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Dr. Pratiksha Dhungana is a dedicated healthcare professional serving as the Community Health Program Lead at Nyaya Health Nepal, a non-profit organization based in Nepal.

In her current capacity, she diligently strives to ensure that vulnerable populations residing in rural areas of Nepal have access to dignified and evidence-based healthcare...

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­­­Pedro Delgado

Healthcare Executive
Belfast, Northern Ireland

United Kingdom

Pedro Delgado leads Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s portfolio of work in Europe and IHI’s equity work outside of the US. He has led IHI's work over the years in three regions (Latin America, Europe, and Australasia) as well as the IHI Open School.

Based in the United Kingdom, he has been a driving force in IHI’s global expansion...

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Sara Lavinia Brair

Public Health Physician
White Nile State

Sudan

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Dr. Sara Lavinia Brair has an extensive background in health care management, policy, and public health. She served as the Director General of the White Nile State and Acting Minister of Health for 2 years during the transitional government in Sudan...

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­­­Peter Gan Kim Soon

Public Health Physician
Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia

Peter Gan Kim Soon is a multidisciplinary public health physician and an amateur humanitarian. He works at the nexus between providing primary care and developing and advocating evidence-based health policy and research. Additionally, he aspires to use public health to disrupt the system in a responsible way to achieve Sustainable Development Goals through health for all...

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