PARTNERS 2018-07-05T17:39:29+00:00
The team at University Health and Allied Sciences is led by Professor Margaret Gyapong.
Professor Margaret Gyapong is Director for the Centre for Health Policy and Implementation Research at the Institute for Health Research at the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho, Ghana. Margaret is a Medical Anthropologist by training receiving her PhD from the University of Basel.
She has an interest in health systems, implementation research, demographic surveillance, tropical diseases and gender. Margaret has served on numerous international committees, consulted for the World Health Organization and recently was the recipient of Global Women in Health Award presented during the World Health Assembly (2017). She also holds an adjunct position at Georgetown University (USA).
The team at Bruyère Research Institute is led by Dr. Alison Krentel
Dr. Alison Krentel is an investigator with the Bruyère Research Institute and an Assistant Professor within the School of Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. Alison received her PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where she continues to teach and holds an honorary fellowship. Alison has a background in social science research in public health using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Over the last 20 years, her research interests include how to best facilitate community engagement in the execution of public health programmes, how people’s differences (gender, education, etc) affect their uptake of health interventions, how to best support health systems in disease control programmes and how research results can be translated into programmatic action. Alison has worked for GIZ, UNICEF, Medecins sans Frontières, and the Vanier Community Service Center (Ottawa).
The team at African Institute of Health and Development is led by Dr. Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo
Dr. Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo is the Founder Director and Technical Adviser for the African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD), an organization based in Nairobi, Kenya that conducts research, training and advocacy on health and development issues. Mary has published widely in the areas of health and development, focusing on NCDs, HIV/AIDS, gender, youth, mothers and children under-five, rural and urban poverty, and health promotion in general. She also serves on various international committees/boards, including the World Health
Organization (WHO), International Food and Policy Research Institute and the Mectizan Donation Program. Mary holds a PhD (Social Anthropology) from Cambridge University in the UK and BA (Social Anthropology) from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.
The team at Makerere University is led by Dr. Stella Neema.
Dr.Stella Neema is a Professor at the Makerere University, Kampala with expertise in Medical Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology.

Technical Advisors

Professor Deborah McFarland
Dr. Deborah A. McFarland is a professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health and the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. Her specialty is international health care financing and health systems strengthening in low and middle income countries. Deb has been involved in health policy and health financing issues for the past 25 years with a particular interest in the interface of disease control programs and health systems, and the ethics and economics of resource allocation for public health priorities. Deb has served on multiple international committees, including the STAG for NTDs at the World Health Organization. In 2017, Deb was awarded the highest teaching award for professors of public health in the US.

Dr. David Addiss
Dr. David Addiss is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health. He is a senior scientist at the Task Force for Global Health and Adjunct Professor at the Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame, where he teaches global health ethics. Dr. Addiss was the previous Director of the Children without Worms program and is the Founder of the Center for Compassion and Global Health.
Olumide Ogundahunsi PhD, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO-TDR)