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Editorial board of Africa Health Agenda International Journal - Year 2019

Pr Richard Muga ([email protected])

Dean of Medical School and Professor of Paediatrics at Uzima Medical College. He is the Chair, Amref Health Africa in Kenya Board and also sits at the Amref Health Africa International Board. He holds a Master´s degree in Child Health and Post-graduate Diploma in Health Systems. Management. He has over 30 years of experience in Public Health Service most of which involved leadership and health systems management at different levels in the health sector. He has served as a member in the Country’s Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) for the Global Fund. His main areas of interest include health systems management, health systems research, planning of health services, and donor support negotiations.

Amref Health Africa | Kenya

Pr Stella Anyangwe ([email protected])

Prof. Stella Anyangwe is Cameroonian by birth, Physician (MD, 1977, Cameroon) and Epidemiologist (MPH, 1986, and PhD, 1990, Tulane University, USA). She is perfectly bilingual in English and French. She was Honorary Professor of Epidemiology in the University of Pretoria School of Health Systems and Public Health, where she initiated Disaster Risk Management. She joined the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1996 and was WHO Country Representative in 4 countries between 1998 and 2011 (Seychelles, Mali, Zambia and South Africa). Her last WHO post was African Regional Programme Area Coordinator for Disaster Risk Management. She retired from WHO in April 2013, and is a permanent resident in South Africa. Prof Anyangwe’s areas of interest and expertise are Disaster Risk Management, Social Determinants of Health and training of Human Resources for Health.

Senior Public Health Consultant | South Africa

Pr Fredrick Wabwire ([email protected])

He is a Ugandan physician, public health specialist and medical researcher. Currently he is Professor of Epidemiology and Head of Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Makerere University School of Public Health. Wabwire-Mangen also serves as a founding member of Accordia Global Health Foundation’s Academic Alliance. Received his medical degree, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from Makerere University School of Medicine. He also holds the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. His Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees, were both obtained from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He is a leading authority on the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Professor Fred Wabwire-Mangen a Fellow of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences. He is now head of Makerere University’s Institute of Public Health. He is developing HIV vaccines in a collaboration between Makerere University and the Reed Army Institute of Research. His research has been published in journals such as Nature, Lancet, and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Makerere University School of Public Health | Uganda

Dr Teshome Gebre Kanno ([email protected])

Dr. Teshome is a global public health expert with extensive experience in various disease control and eradication programs. Currently he works as Regional Director for Africa employed by a US-based international NGO, The Task Force for Global Health. He holds M.Sc. in Global Health Policy and PhD in Health Care Management. Earlier on he has worked as Country Director for The Carter Center-Ethiopia. He began his public health professional career as Environmental Health Officer with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health in October 1976. Teshome has authored more than 80 publications in peer reviewed international journals including four book chapters. He serves as reviewer for several highly reputable international journals and is an international board member for Amref Health Africa. Teshome holds leadership roles in various professional societies nationally and internationally. In addition, Teshome is a Scientific Review Committee (SRC) member of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership (EDCTP) and active member of the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Regional Program Review Group for WHO/AFRO. Teshome has also been appointed as Editorial Board member of the Asia-Pacific Tropical Biomedicine Journal. Dr. Teshome has received several prestigious awards for his outstanding contribution to public health in Ethiopia.

The Task Force for Global Health | Ethiopia

Pr Mabel Nangami ([email protected])

Is currently the Dean, School of Public Health, Moi University, specialist in Health Management and policy. Previously she worked as an Associate Professor in Moi University, School of Public Health and as a Research and teaching assistant in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Sociology. She has done 28 publications available on Research gate.

Moi University | Kenya

Pr Ellen Chirwa ([email protected])

Professor Chirwa is a Registered Malawian Nurse Midwife and graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she earned her PhD in Nursing in 2007. Since 1990, she has been teaching midwifery and reproductive health in undergraduate and postgraduate programs at Kamuzu College of Nursing in Malawi. In addition, she has been involved in teaching research and leadership. She has been principal investigator of various research projects that include: HIV prevention intervention for married couples, improving maternal and neonatal outcomes, developing model approaches for nursing and midwifery education, reproductive health and gender. Her main expertise covers planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating quality improvement interventions for maternal and neonatal care. In her research experience, she has collaborated with partners from Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, United States of America, Norway, Sweden, Canada, and Norway. She has received research funding from National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Centre, IDRC, and NORAD.

Kamuzu College of Nursing in Malawi | Malawi

Pr Mette Kjaer Kinoti ([email protected])

Mette Kjaer Kinoti joined Amref health Africa on June 5, 2018 as the Chief Programmes Officer. Mette is a seasoned Programme Development Leader and an expert in Strategic Leadership and Management; Organizational Development of Civil Society Organisations; Programme Management; Institutional Fundraising and Gender mainstreaming and women empowerment. Since December, 2014, Mette has been serving as the Vice President- Africa for Helen Keller International. Prior to this, Mette held different positions at Amref. Between November 2010 and November 2014, Mette served as Head of Programme Management at the Amref Headquarters. Mette was the Ag. Country Director, Amref in Ethiopia in December 2007 to January 2007 and also served as Country Director, Amref in Kenya for almost 10 years between January 2000 and October 2010. Between August 2005 and December 1999, Mette served as the Director of International Dep. For MS – Denmark, Country Director for MS-Kenya between April 1992 and July 1995 and Programme Coordinator & Deputy Director for Dansk AFS from 1989 to 1992. In her earlier career Mette worked as a Consultant for MS in Nepal, Ghana and Uganda and a social worker 1991 and 1992. Mette earned her Master of Food Science from the Royal Veterinary and Agriculture University, Copenhagen, Denmark and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Education and Development Studies from University of Copenhagen.

HKI Africa Regional Office | Kenya


Volume 1 (Jan - Dec 2018)

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