Dr. Marcos A. Espinal is currently the Director of the Department of Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Dr Espinal, a national
Dr. Hamid Jafari is the Director of Polio Eradication at the World Health Organization, Eastern Mediterranean Region. He leads polio eradication efforts, in close collaboration with other partners in the
Dr. Luwei Pearson is the acting Associate Director and Chief of Health Programme, UNICEF NYHQ. In this role, she provides strategic leadership, management support and overall direction to UNICEF’s global
Dr. Faisal Shuaib, MBBS, MPH, DrPH, is the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA). He holds a medical degree from the famous Ahmadu
Chris Wolff is the Deputy Director of Health Funds and Partnerships within Global Delivery Programs. Chris leads the team focused on strengthening country partnerships, including the RI Strengthening in Polio
Sherine Guirguis is Common Thread’s Director and lead strategist. Guirguis looks for the people behind the data. She’s been creating powerful narratives with data for 20 years, from leading large-scale
Professor Margaret Gyapong is an Applied Medical Anthropologist with a keen interest in research impactDisease eradication, elimination and control, and reduced burden of disease (mortality, morbidity, disabilities) and has been
Santiago Nicholls is the Regional Advisor of Neglected Infectious Diseases for the Pan American Health Organization. from the National University of Colombia School of Medicine. Nicholls has been in his
Gregory Noland is the Program Director for River Blindness, Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis, and Malaria at the Carter Center. In 2020, Gregory Noland was named director of the Carter Center’s River
Olumide A.T. Ogundahunsi is a Professor and Director of Research, Innovation and Development at the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo City, Nigeria. Ogundahunsi’s career spans more than 3 decades in
Dr. Richard Reithinger is the Vice President of Global Health for RTI International. Reithinger is an infectious disease epidemiologist with 20 years’ working experience in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Gladys Muhire, MPH, MBA is currently a Regional Technical Advisor, Supply Chain Management at Catholic Relief Services in Conakry, Guinea, a position occupied since 2018. Previously, Ms. Muhire worked as
Kris Saarlas, ScD, MPH, is the Director for Health CampaignA coordinated set of activities that targets resources to achieve a specific health goal or goals and is typically time-limited. EffectivenessThe
Martha Saboya, MSc, DrPH is currently a Neglected Infectious Diseases (NID) Epidemiology Advisor at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington DC, a position occupied since 2017. Previously, Dr.
Allison Snyder, MPH, is the Project Manager for Health CampaignA coordinated set of activities that targets resources to achieve a specific health goal or goals and is typically time-limited. EffectivenessThe