Our vision is to help African health professions find local solutions for local problems. They are doing just that, and making a difference.
Robert Bortolussi MD FRCPC
Professor emeritus Pediatrics
Dr. Bortolussi is a former Vice President of Research of the IWK Health Centre and is Professor Emeritus of Paediatrics at Dalhousie University. He edited “The Handbook for Clinician Scientists” which is used in many Universities in Canada and as part of the MicroResearch Curriculum. He is a fellow of Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and President of the Global Health Section of the Canadian Paediatric Society. He is presently the editor of Clinical and Investigative Medicine (CIM).
Jerome Kabakyenga MD PhD
Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Kabakyenga is the former Dean Faculty of Medicine of Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda and is presently Director of the Maternal Child Health institute at that University. Before assuming the office of the Dean he was Head of Department of Community (Public) Health at the same University and was instrumental in developing a Community Based education program. He holds the Teasdale-Corti Global Health Leadership award.
Noni E MacDonald MD MSC FRCP
Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. MacDonald is a Professor of Paediatrics and Infectious Diseases at Dalhousie University and the IWK health Centre and former Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University. She has long been interested in community capacity building not only in developing countries but also in Canada. She is a consultant to the World Health Organization in immunization. She was Editor in Chief of Paediatrics & Child Health for 20 years and also the former Editor-in-Chief of CMAJ. She is an elected fellow of Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and serves on many national and international advisory committees. Dr. MacDonald has long been recognized in Canada and internationally, as an advocate for children and youth health and as a leader in paediatric infectious disease and global health.
Benson Estambele MBChB, MSc DTM&H, PhD
Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Research, Innovation and Outreach, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Bondo, Kenya.
Jennifer Brenner MD FRCPC
Canadian Director, Healthy Child Uganda, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.
John Frank MD, CCFP, MSc, FRCPC, FCAHS, FFPH, FRSE
Director, Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy, University of Edinburgh Chair in Public Health Research and Policy Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
STUART MACLEOD MD, PHD, FRCPC
Professor of Pediatrics, University of British, Vancouver Canada. Retired Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University and pharmacology and drug safety expert.
SENGA PEMBA M.MED.ED, PHD
Director Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health.
Zabron Abel BCS MBA
Manager for E-Learning at the Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health, Ifakara, Tanzania.
Isha Grant MBChB MPH
Technical officer supporting the Child Health Division, Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda.
Michael Graven MD MPH, FRSPH
Health Information Systems expert, neonatologist and pediatrician; Fredericton New Brunswick, Canada; VP Health Econometrics, Bendscare LLC, Jupiter Florida, USA.
Martin Kollmann MBCHB / MD; MMed Ophthal, DTMMP, MBA
Consultant ophthalmologist, Associate Professor at the University Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya; Chair International Coalition for Trachoma Treatment.
TOBIAS KOLLMANN MD PHD
Senior Clinician Scientist, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
WALTER MWANDA MBCHB MD EBS
Director of the University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious diseases, Associate Professor Department of Human Pathology (Section of Haematology and Blood Transfusion) University of Nairobi. Consultant Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya.
ALVIN ZIPERSKI OC, MD
Emeritus Professor, University of Toronto. Chair, Scientific Director of Programme for Global Paediatric Research. Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.