John Schaeffler

John Schaeffler is the Executive Global Government Affairs Leader for GE Healthcare. John re-joined GE Healthcare in March 2010. Prior to that time, he served as Senior Leader of Government Relations from 2004 to 2009. In between his time at GE Healthcare, John was the Senior Vice President of Federal Affairs of DaVita – a … Continued

The Hon Pravind Kumar Jugnauth

Pravind Jugnauth is a Mauritian politician who is the Prime Minister of Mauritius. He has been the leader of the Militant Socialist Movement (MSM) party since April 2003. He has held a number of ministerial portfolios and also been Leader of the Opposition. After primary schooling at Aryan Vedic, he studied at Royal College Curepipe. … Continued

Dr. Fouad Alshaban

Neurological Disorders Research Center Qatar Biomedical Research Institute Hamad Bin Khalifa University Dr. Fouad Alshaban graduated from Baghdad College of Medicine, and became involved in the field of preventive medicine. He obtained his Diploma in Public Health, MSc, in Occupational Health, and PhD in Occupational Medicine from the United Kingdom. He has held many different … Continued

Dr. Omar M. El-Agnaf

Considered a pioneer in the field of Parkinson’s and related neurodegenerative diseases and the recipient of 8 regional and international awards recognizing his scientific and leadership contributions, Dr. Omar El-Agnaf is an eminent scholar in his field.As Executive Director of Qatar Biomedical Research Institute, Dr. El-Agnaf has successfully directed his organization’s efforts to improve and … Continued

Dr. Abdul Wahab Al Musleh

Dr. Abdul Wahab Al Musleh is a senior Advisor to HE the minister of public health for Sports and emergency affairs and the Deputy Executive Director, Medical Affairs, SCDL. He graduated from the Royal college of Surgeon in Ireland in 1988, obtained his FRCS and Arab board Certificate in Surgery in 1993, obtained master degree … Continued

Mr. Joshua Setipa

Mr. Joshua Phoho Setipa assumed the role of Managing Director for The Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries in November 2018. He overseas the vision, strategy and activities of this new UN institution and is a passionate advocate for improving access to science, technology and innovation in the world’s least developed countries. With over 20 … Continued

Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu

Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu is the Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States. She assumed her role in May 2017. Ms. ‘Utoikamanu is responsible for monitoring and following up on the implementation of all three Programmes of Action under the purview of UN-OHRLLS. She is also called … Continued

Prof. Muhammad Waqar Azeem

Professor Muhammad Waqar Azeem is an internationally recognized academician and health care leader with Sidra Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College. He is an Inaugural Chair of Psychiatry for Sidra Medicine in Doha, Qatar. He is Professor of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine/ Cornell University, USA. He has played an instrumental role in establishing child, … Continued

HE Mohammad Sarwar

Mohammad Sarwar is a successful businessman, philanthropist and politician. Mohammad was born in Faisalabad – Pakistan, and moved to Scotland in the mid 70’s to join his wife Perveen with whom he now has four children.  After arriving in Scotland he became successful in the Scottish Wholesale sector, and then went into politics becoming Britain’s … Continued

Dr. Fahmy Hanna

Dr. Fahmy Hanna MD, a psychiatrist by training, has more than 15 years of experience in mental health services and its development in low and middle-income settings. He served mainly at duty stations in countries affected by complex emergencies, including at the WHO offices in Syria and Libya. In 2014, he moved full-time to WHO … Continued

Dr. Afzal Javed

Dr. Afzal Javed is a president, The World Psychiatric Association. He also holds the honorary position of Chairman Pakistan Psychiatric Research Centre, Fountain House, Lahore (Pakistan).He graduated from King Edward Medical College Lahore, Pakistan and received higher specialised training in Psychiatry from Pakistan and UK (from Royal Edinburgh Hospital, University of Edinburgh, and Institute of … Continued

Henrietta H. Fore

Henrietta H. Fore became UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director on 1 January 2018. She has worked to champion economic development, education, health, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in a public service, private sector and non-profit leadership career that spans more than four decades. From 2007 to 2009, Ms. Fore served as the Administrator of the U.S. … Continued

Mariam Al Misned

She holds an Executive Master’s Degree in strategic planning and Business Administration from HEC Paris University (2014) Mariam Al-Misnad has assumed a number of positions, inter alia,  a member of the Childhood Committee at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (2006), Acting Executive Director of the Childhood Cultural Center (2008), the Director of Information and … Continued

Ken Scott

Ken Scott MBE has been the Head of Inspectorate at the SGSA since 2016, having started as an Inspector within the organisation in 2013.  He was previously involved in local government, including being Chair of the Safety Advisory Group for the English soccer team Sunderland. He is the lead author of the SGSA’s Guide to … Continued

Dr. Luwei Pearson

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 health programme. Dr. Pearson has worked with UNICEF for over 20 years at HQ, regional and country levels. In 2013, Dr. Pearson received a special … Continued

Dr. Richard Ponzio

Dr. Richard Ponzio is Director of Just Security 2020 and Senior Fellow at The Stimson Center in Washington, D.C. Previously, he led the Global Governance Program at The Hague Institute for Global Justice, where he directed the Albright-Gambari Commission with the Stimson Center. Earlier, Dr. Ponzio served as Senior Adviser in the U.S. State Department’s … Continued

Prof. Joris Larik

Professor Joris Larik is Assistant Professor of EU and International Law at Leiden University and Senior Advisor to the Just Security 2020 Program at the Stimson Center. Dr. Larik has contributed to several high-level policy reports, including the 2015 report of the Albright-Gambari Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance and most recently as Secretary of the Expert … Continued

Elhadj As Sy

Mr. Elhadj As Sy was Secretary-General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) from 2014 to 2019. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board and is also the Chair of Kofi Annan Foundation. Prior to his leadership role at the IFRC, Mr. Sy was UNICEF’s Director … Continued

Cristina Petcu

Ms. Cristina Petcu is a Research Associate with the Just Security 2020 project at the Stimson Center. She is a native of Romania and received a Master of Arts in International Affairs with concentrations in conflict & security and development from The New School. Prior to joining Stimson, she served in various roles at the … Continued

Prof. Dame Carolyn Hamilton

Professor Dame Carolyn Hamilton is the Director of Coram International, a global consultancy and research institution,  Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Essex in the UK and a barrister. She was also the Senior Legal Adviser to the Children’s Commissioner and served as the Children and Families Commissioner to the Legal Services Commission. … Continued

Rachel Harvey

Rachel Harvey is the Regional Adviser Child Protection for UNICEF’s East Asia and Pacific. She has been a passionate child rights advocate for over 20 years, engaged in research, advocacy and programming on child protection, justice for children and child rights in East Asia and the Pacific, Central Asia, Africa, Central America, Eastern Europe and … Continued


Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta is the Founding Director of both the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, and the Institute of Global Health & Development at the Aga Khan University; the Inaugural Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health & Co-Director of the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health; and Chairman of The … Continued

Peter Sands

Peter Sands has been the Executive Director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria since March 2018.Since June 2015 Peter has been a Research Fellow at Harvard University, dividing his time between the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Global Health Institute. Peter was Group … Continued

Dr. Krishna Ella

Dr. Krishna Ella graduated with a Ph.D., from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1987-1992) and returned to India in 1996 to start Bharat Biotech. Bharat Biotech, located in India, primarily focuses on neglected diseases since many neglected diseases turn out to be pandemic diseases, continue to work on emerging problems of pandemic diseases. With over 115 … Continued

Dr. Ekaterine Tikaradze

Dr. Ekaterine Tikaradze was appointed as a Minister of Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia in June, 2019. She manages the biggest budget among the ministries in Georgia. She is responsible for strategic planning, policy development and supervision of the implemented activities in the fields of Labour, … Continued

Najat Daham Al-Abdullah

Experience gained in the field of work 2016: Until now, Director of the Family Affairs Department.2013-2016: Director of the Department of Elderly Affairs and People with Disabilities.2012: Director of the Social Security Administration.2009-2012: Director of the Social Security Administration – Acting Director of the Family Development Department.November 2007: Director of the Social Affairs Department at … Continued

Dr. Olivier Véran

Olivier Véran was born on April 22nd 1980 in Saint-Martin d’Heres, in the lsere region, where he spent his all of his childhood and attended school. Son of an engineer and an English teacher, his calling for the field of medicine began at an early age. This was strengthened during his night job as an … Continued

Dr. William Foege

Dr. Foege is an epidemiologist who worked in the successful campaign to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s. Dr. Foege became chief of the Smallpox Eradication Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and was appointed director of the CDC in 1977. He attended Pacific Lutheran University, received his medical degree from the University … Continued

Dr. Donald Hopkins

From 1967–1969, Don Hopkins directed the successful Smallpox Eradication/Measles Control Program in Sierra Leone. Following the eradication of smallpox, his book on the disease, “Princes and Peasants: Smallpox in History,” was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. It was reissued in 2002 with the title “The Greatest Killer: Smallpox in History.” Dr. Hopkins’ professional experience includes … Continued

Adam Weiss

In 2018, after more than 15 years of Guinea worm field experience in four countries, Adam Weiss was named director of the Carter Center’s Guinea Worm Eradication Program. In this capacity, Mr. Weiss works in conjunction with the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide technical assistance to … Continued

Dr. Jerome Kim

Jerome Kim, M.D., is the Director General of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) and an international expert on the evaluation and development of vaccines. His depth and breadth of scientific experience span basic research through advanced clinical development. IVI’s oral cholera vaccine is used around the world to prevent this deadly diarrheal disease. IVI’s typhoid … Continued

Folly Bah Thibault

Folly Bah Thibault is a journalist and Principal Presenter for Al Jazeera English, based in Doha, Qatar. She joined the network in 2010, having previously worked at the French news channel, France24 in Paris and Voice of America in Washington D.C. Folly has covered some of the world’s biggest news stories including the 2004 tsunami, … Continued

H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi

H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi is the Secretary General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organisation responsible for coordinating amongst public and private entities to ensure that infrastructure and development projects are delivered in readiness for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. His appointment in March 2011 as Secretary General followed on … Continued

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is one of Britain’s best loved writers and performance poets for children and adults.  His first degree was from Wadham College, Oxford and he went on to study for an MA and a PhD. He is currently Professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London where he co-devised and teaches an MA in … Continued

Prof. Dame Sally Davies

Dame Sally Davies was appointed as the UK Government’s Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance in 2019. She is also the 40th Master of Trinity College, Cambridge University. Dame Sally was the Chief Medical Officer for England and Senior Medical Advisor to the UK Government from 2011-2019. She has become a leading figure in global health, … Continued

Dr. Janil Puthucheary

Dr. Janil Puthucheary concurrently holds the appointment of Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications and Information, and the Ministry of Health. He previously held appointments as Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Education (2017 – 2018) and the Ministry of Transport (2018 – 2020). He is also the Chairman of … Continued

Dr. Shaikha Abu Shaikha

As the Manager of Screening Programs within Primary Health Care Corporation in Qatar, Dr. Shaikha Sami AbuShaikha plays a vital role in implementing the national population-based Breast and Bowel Cancer Screening Programs. Her mandate is to expand preventive and community-based healthcare by taking this ‘Prevention’ message to a wider audience and connecting more effectively with … Continued

Khalifa Jassim Al-Kuwari

Mr. Khalifa Jassim Al-Kuwari is the Director General of the Qatar Fund for Development, managing the State of Qatar’s foreign aid and international development activities. Since 2014, he led the establishment, strategy-setting, operationalization, partnerships, and funding programs of the Qatar Fund for Development in various developing countries.Previously, Mr. Al-Kuwari was the Chief Operating Officer of … Continued

Dr. Anders Tegnell

Dr. Anders Tegnell is the State Epidemiologist of Sweden, the Deputy Director General as well as the Head of the Department of Public Health Analysis and Data Management at the Public Health Agency. He is a medical doctor with a PhD in infectious diseases and a Master in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene … Continued

Javier Aguilar

PhD Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology, Lyon University, France.MSc Public Policy, SOAS, University of London. 23 years of international experience in the area of child protection, adolescent and youth development. Before becoming Regional Child Protection Advisor in UNICEF Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa, Javier has been Chief of Child Protection in Sri … Continued

Salman Rawaf, MD PhD FRCP FFPH

Salman Rawaf is the chair of Public Health, Director of WHO Collaborating Centre in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant Physician in the NHS. He acquired his qualification in medicine, with training in pediatrics and public health, and spent most of his career in leading roles … Continued

Najat Maalla

Dr. M’jid, a medical doctor in paediatrics, has over the last three decades devoted her life to the promotion and protectionof children’s rights. She was Head of the Paediatric Department and Director of the Hay Hassani Mother-Child hospital in Casablanca. Dr. M’jid was a member of the Moroccan National Council on Human Rights and founder … Continued

Morgan Freeman

Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman is one of the most recognizable figures in American cinema. His works are among the most critically and commercially successful films of all time. Freeman ranks within the Top 10 worldwide top-grossing actors of all time. In 2005 Freeman won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role in … Continued

Inger Ashing

Inger Ashing is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Save the Children International. A respected child rights activist, Inger has been associated with Save the Children for more than 25 years, first serving as a youth advocate and later on the Boards of Save the Children Sweden and Save the Children International. Prior to her appointment … Continued

Dr. Sharifa Al Emadi

Dr. Sharifa Noaman Al Emadi is currently the Executive Director of Doha International Family Institute. Dr. Emadi, is a certified clinical psychologist from Ministry of Health in Qatar and practicing her psychologist license to treat behavioural disorders, specifically drug addictions. She delivered several courses and workshops in this field in Qatar and abroad and presented … Continued

Sonia Livingstone

Sonia Livingstone DPhil (Oxon), OBE, FBA, FBPS, FAcSS, FRSA, is a professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Taking a comparative, critical and contextualised approach, her research examines how changing conditions of mediation reshape everyday practices and possibilities for action. She has published 20 books … Continued

Vikram Patel

Vikram Patel is The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Harvard Medical School. He co-leads the [email protected] initiative. His work has focused on the burden of mental health problems, their association with social disadvantage, and the use of community resources for their prevention and treatment. He is … Continued

Dr. Jasem Al Mutawa

Educational and Social Expert and Former judge from Kuwait with over 30 years of experience in family affairs, marriage, education, children and youth development. He chaired many civil society organizations in the MENA region with focus on children, youth and family, and published many books related to family affairs, marriage and children.

Prof. Khalid Al Ansari, MD, FRCPS, FAAP (PEM), MScH

Dr. Khalid Al Ansari is the inaugural Chairman of Level One Trauma, Emergency Department and Urgent Care Sidra. He is the founder of National Poison Center and the founder of the Child Advocacy Program in Qatar. He is also the Chairman of the Sidra wide Hospital Resuscitation Program. Dr. Al Ansari’s extensive expertise in Emergency … Continued

Tina Endericks

Ms. Tina Endericks is Head of Global Health Security, Public Health England, where one of her key areas of work continues to be supporting the safe and health delivery of mass gatherings. This role includes providing technical advice to those planning mass gatherings and helping to develop the evidence base for the public health implications … Continued

Dr. Iain Foulkes

lain was appointed to the board in August 2009 and is responsible for research strategy and its implementation. He oversees CRUK’s portfolio of research across discovery science, translational research, clinical and population research. This research portfolio includes international Grand Challenges, our clinical trial portfolio and oversight of our Institutes and Centres. As CEO of Cancer … Continued

Dr. Deeph Chana

Professor Chana is currently Co-Director of both the Institute for Security Science and Technology at Imperial College London and its Centre for Financial Technology. He is actively engaged in a number of technology entrepreneurship activities and is an advisor on emerging and disruptive technologies to NATO. Prof Chana has extensive experience of leading science and … Continued

Dr. Jasem Al-Mutawa

Educational and Social Expert and Former judge from Kuwait with more than 30 years of experience in family affairs, marriage, education, children and youth development. He chaired many civil society organizations in the MENA region with a focus on children, youth and family, and published many books related to family affairs, marriage and children.

Prof. Mary Gospodarowicz

Mary Gospodarowicz is University Professor at the University of Toronto, past Director of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and radiation oncologist with longstanding interest in genitourinary cancers and lymphomas. Her research focused on clinical trials evaluating radiation therapy, image-guided precision radiotherapy, cancer survivorship, and more recently global cancer control, global access to radiotherapy, and quality … Continued

Dr. Soraya Tremayne

Soraya Tremayne is a social anthropologist and the Founding Director of the Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group (FRSG), School of Anthropology. She is a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology; the convener of the seminar series on Women’s Rights in the Middle East at the Middle East Centre at St. Antony’s … Continued

Mishal Husain

Mishal Husain presents the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC News at Ten on Sunday nights on BBC1. In two decades in journalism her work has taken her from refugee camps to international summits and from interviewing prime ministers to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Before joining Radio 4 in 2013 … Continued

Rawaa Augé

Ms. Rawaa Augé is a Presenter and producer of ‘women voices’ or ‘bekasretta’ at Al Jazeera Arabic Channel. Rawaa joined Al Jazeera as a news presenter in 2014, covering a series of reports from the Central African Republic, Bosnia, and Lebanon. She covers numerous events for Al Jazeera, including coverage of the United Nations General … Continued

Stephen Sackur

Stephen Sackur, the presenter of HARDtalk, BBC World News’ flagship current affairs interview programme, has been a journalist with BBC News since 1986. He has interviewed presidents, prime ministers and leading personalities from all over the world over the past decade.In November 2010, Stephen was awarded the “International TV Personality of the Year Award” by … Continued

Luisa Baldini

Luisa became a recognisable face and name on BBC News due to her confidence, poise and ability to simplify complex stories. This led to her reporting on high-profile global news stories such as the Amanda Knox trials in Italy and Papal events at the Vatican City, to the 7/7 bombings in London. As Deputy Royal … Continued

Kirsty Wark

Ms. Kirsty Wark is one of Britain’s most highly regarded and versatile broadcasters. As a regular presenter of BBC 2’s Newsnight (since 1993) and The Review Show, her portfolio has extended from current affairs to the arts. Her versatility and experience make her a perfect and popular choice for a wide range of corporate events. … Continued

Dan Walker

Dan Walker is a BBC sports presenter and anchor of BBC Breakfast. He hosts BBC One’s award winning Football Focus and regularly presents Match of the Day. Having turned down the opportunity to play youth team football, Dan studied journalism and worked on Sheffield student radio. He then moved to the local commercial station Hallam … Continued

Hayfa Al-Abdulla

Hayfa is the Innovation Director at Qatar Science & Technology Park. She is in charge of the support programs for tech entrepreneurship in connection with the regional and global tech innovation ecosystem. Hayfa has gained extensive experience in management, ICT, and tech-based entrepreneurship while working at QSTP, Qatar Petroleum and Qatar University. She is aboard … Continued

Aysha Khalifa Al Romaihi

With a broad range of experience, spanning several years, Aysha today is leading the development of new strategic initiatives and business opportunities across a range of business partners and implement a partnership strategy to increase the reach and impact of QDB’s ongoingefforts in advancing the incubators’ key focus areas. Aysha is responsible for planning QBIC’s … Continued

Maha El Akoum

Her particular research interests include genomics and precision medicine, global health, health policy, healthcare innovation and health systems development. In addition, with a strong interest in patient safety, Maha has led several initiatives on a national level, such as the Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety in collaboration with MedStar Health, as well spearheading … Continued

Mohammad Zebian

As a Program Manager at Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), Mohammad manages two Accelerator programs at QSTP. An ideation accelerator (XLR8) which helps teams transform their ideas into new tech startups, as well as a growth stage accelerator (MENA Dojo – in partnershipwith 500 Startups) which enables established tech startups to rapidly grow their … Continued

Dr. Ashley McKimm

Dr Ashley McKimm is Director of Partnership Development at the British Medical Journal (BMJ) where he leads a team building global collaborations to improve healthcare. He is also part of the New Ventures team at BMJ which focuses on supporting and investing in early-stage healthcare startups. Ashley regularly speaks at international healthtech conferences and is … Continued

Rodrigo de Alvarenga

Rodrigo de Alvarenga has worked for 21 years in the financial markets. Passionate about mentoring entrepreneurs, he became a chief mentor in global entrepreneurship programs such as EIA, AIA, GSA, FI, and has been contributing as a judge at the MIT Innovators under 35 Award EU&LATAM editions. In 2015, was awarded by ESIC Business & … Continued

Sultana Afdhal

Sultana Afdhal is Chief Executive Officer of the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), an initiative of Qatar Foundation that promotes a healthier world through global collaboration. In her current role, Sultana has been instrumental in promoting healthcare innovation globally, not least by working closely with the World Health Organization on a variety of initiatives, … Continued

Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham

Professor Darzi holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London, the Royal Marsden Hospital and the Institute of Cancer Research. He is Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London and Chair of Imperial College Health Partners. He isan Honorary Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust.Research … Continued

Hutan Ashrafian

Hutan Ashrafian is a Clinical Lecturer in Surgery. His research objectives are to develop innovative and technological strategies to resolve the global healthcare burden of obesity, metabolic syndrome, obesity-related cardiorespiratory disease, musculoskeletal dysfunction and cancer.His work encompasses clinical and mechanistic studies of metabolic bariatric surgery, complex biostatistical models, networks and evidence synthesis to guide policy … Continued

Natalia Polushkina

Prior to joining Skolkovo in December, 2018 Natalia committed over twenty years to the pharmaceutical industry, holding top-managerial positions within the leading pharmaceutical companies such as Bayer HealthCare, Merck KGaA, Quintiles. Through these years Natalia has implemented strategic innovations with special focus on RnD and pipeline development, 5P medicine, multi-channel and patient-oriented solutions. Natalia graduated … Continued

Ricardo Marvao

Based in Lisbon, Beta-i was born in 2010 and is one of the main entrepreneurship and innovation organizations in Europe. We help new and established businesses grow the startup way, by running acceleration and corporate innovation programs, organizing events, promoting investment and creating great work spaces at our hub. Recognized as one of the world … Continued

Joe Stringer

Joe has over 22 years experience in healthcare, covering everything from management consulting to outsourcing and founding successful businesses in the sector. With a lifelong passion for the transformative impact of technology in healthcare, Joe launched TenX after leading the corporateventures arm and the healthcare consulting practices for EY in the UK

Stéphanie Seydoux

Stéphanie Seydoux has been appointed French Ambassador for Global Health in May 2018 and has been representing France in various international organizations ever since. She has been particularly involved and active in the 6th Global Fund Replenishment conference in Lyon, in October 2019. Before that, she served as the head of the Women’s Rights and … Continued

HRH Princess Dina Mired

– Patron of the International Society for Pediatric Oncology – Immediate Past President of UICC – Member of WHO Expert Group for the Elimination of Cervical Cancer HRH Princess Dina Mired, is a mother of a cancer survivor and is a well-known and respected advocate for cancer control and non-communicable diseases. HRH Princess Dina is … Continued

Safiya Al Bahlani

Safiya Al Bahlani is an Omani physically challenged young woman; an artist, creative designer and an inspirational and motivational speaker. Safiya’s short forearms, a deformed left knee, and a short right leg stump is what people could see, however that was not her only challenge, she is deaf in her right ear, and also has … Continued

Dr. Abdullatif Mohammed Al Khal

Dr. Al Khal earned his MBBCh from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1989. He undertook his internship at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in the State of Qatar, and in 1991, joined the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, CT, USA, followed by completion of a … Continued

Dr. Jackson Orem

Dr. Jackson Orem is a medical oncologist and Executive Director of the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI). UCI is a teaching and research institute of the Government of Uganda under the Ministry of Health affiliated with Makerere University and is spearheading all aspect of cancer research and training in oncology in Uganda.UCI is designated as the … Continued

Dr. Ahmed K. Elmagarmid

Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid is the founding Executive Director of Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), a national research institute and member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development; an Emeritus Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University (US); and a former chief scientist at Hewlett-Packard HQ in Palo Alto, CA. Leading QCRI since 2010, … Continued

Prof. Rowaida Al Maaitah

Professor Rowaida Al Maaitah is a Professor at the Faculty of Nursing at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), member of the higher Council of the National Centre for Curriculum Development, Consultant for Her Royal Highness Princess Muna El–Hussein for Health and Social Development and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in … Continued

Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari

Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari was appointed as WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean in 2018. A specialist in family and community medicine, Dr. Al Mandhari was Head of Quality Management and Development at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital from 2005 to 2006, followed by Deputy Director-General for Clinical Affairs until 2010. In 2013, he was appointed Director-General … Continued

Vartan Sarkissian

Prior to launching Apomatix, Vartan was the founder and CEO of two software companies, both successfully sold in 2009. HighTechTA (2004), an R&D lab, provided acoustic recognition and behavioural modelling technology for the growing mobile industry and RawRip.com (2006), a music streaming company that was the first to offer Hybrid Recommendation technology and a disruptive … Continued

Dr. Michael Ryan

Dr. Michael Ryan has been at the forefront of managing acute risks to global health for nearly 25 years. He served as Assistant Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response in WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme from 2017 to 2019. Dr. Ryan first joined WHO in 1996, with the newly established unit to respond to emerging and … Continued

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected as WHO Director-General for a five-year term by WHO Member States at the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May 2017. He is the first WHO Director-General to have been elected from multiple candidates by the World Health Assembly, and is the first person from the WHO African Region to … Continued

Erion Veliaj

Erion Veliaj was re-elected as Mayor of Tirana in June 2019, after being firstly elected as the city’s 42nd Mayor in 2015. Prior to his tenure Erion Veliaj served as a Member of the Parliament of Albania and as Minister of Social Welfare and Youth from 2013 through 2015. Before joining the ranks of the … Continued

Michelle Bachelet

Michelle Bachelet was elected President of Chile on two occasions (2006 to 2010 and 2014 to 2018), the first female President. She also served as Health Minister (2000 to 2002) as well as Chile’s and Latin America’s first female Defense Minister (2002 to 2004). During her presidential tenures, she promoted the rights of all but … Continued

Muzoon Almellehan

Ms. Muzoon Almellehan has been campaigning for children’s education in emergencies since she was forced to flee Syria in 2013 with her family. Muzoon started her campaign in Jordan, where she was living as a refugee in camps for three years, including 18 months in Za’atari. As part of a UNICEF-supported back-to-school campaign, she first … Continued

HRH The Countess of Wessex

A full-time working member of the Royal Family, The Countess of Wessex splits her time between her work in support of The Queen and visits to a large number of her own charities and organisations. She has a wide range of interests which include supporting people with disabilities, the prevention of blindness in developing countries, … Continued

Dr. Paul Farmer

Medical anthropologist and physician Dr. Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to improving health care for the world’s poorest people. He is Co-founder and Chief Strategist of Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that since 1987 has provided direct health care services and undertaken research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who … Continued

Dr. Samya Ahmad Al Abdulla

Dr. Samya Ahmad Al Abdulla is Senior Consultant of Family Medicine & Executive Director of Operations at Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), as well as the Deputy National Lead for Mental Health & Wellbeing in the State of Qatar. She has extensive experience of both clinical practice and healthcare leadership combined with a strong commitment … Continued

Afrah Moosa Ali

Ms. Afrah Moosa Ali is driven by her dedication to improving the health and care of patients and communities in Qatar. As Assistant Director of Nursing in Operations for Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC), Afrah brings more than twenty years of key competencies and extensive experience in nursing and nursing management to promote patient and … Continued