Dr. Adan Rios is an Professor in the Division of Oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) McGovern Medical School. He received his medical degree from the University of Panama. He completed his fellowship in Medical Oncology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where he served for a decade in a variety of roles, including director of clinical research and academic affairs of the AIDS Program at the Institute for Immunological Disorders, the first clinical center in the United States devoted to the management and treatment of AIDS patients. He is internationally renowned for his work in HIV-associated malignancies and treatment of tumors with biological response modifiers. He is a general oncologist with a special interest in lymphoma, leukemia and immune compromised related malignancies. Dr. Rios is fluent in Spanish and is actively involved with the Hispanic community. His work has been recognized with several awards and distinctions, among them, the 2001 MD Anderson Cancer Center Distinguished Alumnus Award, the 2003 George Washington University Presidential Medal Award and the 2008 University of Texas Health Science Center Minority Services Award for his efforts on behalf of the education of minority students in the science and health fields.
Marc H V Van Regenmortel obtained his PhD at the University of Cape Town Medical School in 1961 and was in 1965-1966 an International Fellow in the US Public Health Service at the University of California in Berkeley. Subsequently he was a professor in Virology / Microbiology at several Universities in South Africa and France and , for 22 years , he directed the Immunochemistry Laboratory at the University of Strasbourg in the CNRS Molecular Biology Institute . In 2001 he became an Emeritus CNRS Research Director in Strasbourg He served (1984-1990) as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Virology Division of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) and was Secretary General of IUMS from 1990 to 1999. He was also for six years (1996-2002) President of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. He was for ten years a member of the international advisory board of the South African Aids Vaccine Initiative (SAAVI) and of the Institute of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape Town. In 1995-2005 , he was a member of the board of directors of the biosensor company BIACORE in Uppsala , Sweden He has supervised the research work of 30 PhD students and published 400 research and review papers as well as a dozen books in the fields of Virology and Immunochemistry. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Molecular Recognition and previously of Archives of Virology and Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research. He is also an Associate Editor of Advances in Virus Research, Analytical Biochemistry, Frontiers in Immunology, Journal of Immunological Methods and Bionomina. In 2008 , he co- edited with Brian Mahy of the CDC, the 3rd edition of the Encyclopedia of Virology in five volumes published by Elsevier. His h-index is 51.
With a career long dedicated to HIV patient care and clinical research, Dr Corklin
(Corky) Steinhart enhances his role at ViiV Healthcare with more than 25 years of
HIV experience. Having founded a multi-physician practice focused on specialty
care for those living with HIV, Corky’s expansive HIV knowledge and solid clinical
skills complement his leadership role in responding to ViiV’s global medical and
scientific needs, and he and his team of medical experts provide critical input into
attaining ViiV’s goals of HIV innovation and treatment access.
Current Role: Corky is currently Head of ViiV’s Global Medical Directors team, where he directs a team of ViiV experts in providing worldwide scientific and medical expertise and governance for ViiV initiatives. This includes oversight of the team’s involvement in ViiV-sponsored clinical trials, investigator-sponsored research opportunities, patient access programs, and medical and safety topics.
Experience: Prior to his current role with ViiV, Corky served since 2013 as ViiV’s Global Medical Lead for Triumeq, a single tablet HIV therapy. Before that, he held a number of Medical Affairs positions in the HIV and hepatitis C therapeutic areas for seven years at Merck. Before joining industry, Corky founded Steinhart Medical Associates in 1991 in Miami, Florida as a medical practice specializing in HIV care. By the time Corky left the practice in 2006, he was caring for more than 750 HIV positive patients and the practice had expanded to include four physicians providing care to a total of more than 2300 HIV positive patients. During his time at Steinhart Medical Associates, Corky also founded and served as Medical Director of Special Immunology Services at Mercy Hospital in Miami, FL, and served as Chairperson of the hospital’s Institutional Review Board. In addition, he was Medical Director of the Florida Caribbean AIDS Education Training Center. Over the years, Corky has conducted numerous HIV studies, served on multiple pharmaceutical advisory boards, lectured both nationally and internationally, and published extensively.Education: Corky earned his MD degree in 1986 from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, and a PhD in Cardiovascular Physiology in 1981 from Johns Hopkins University. He completed his postgraduate training at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Dr. De received PhD from University of Maryland, USA. Completed two postdoctoral studies at Cornell and Vanderbilt university. Professor De is currently the Division Chief of Clinical Chemistry and POCT laboratories. Published more than 68 peer reviewed articles and meeting abstracts. Received research grants from national and local agencies. Reviewer of national and international journals. Honored with Paul Finley Chemist Award. Served in American Board of Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology and Molecular Pathology. He was elected to be the chair of nominating committee of this board in 2016. Dr. De is the president elect, Rocky Mountain Division of American Association of Clinical Chemistry.
Amungwa Athanasius Nche is facilitate capacity development and performance through putting training, counseling, clinical and social skills at the disposal of institutions and individuals Certified Training Professional with substantial National and International expertise with English and French Language as evidenced by 20 years of experience. Capacity developer focused on health and development to promote high quality performance achievements as per set standards and norms. Training Manager able to design training deliverables with substantive national and international experience in training design, training delivery, monitoring and evaluation.including being able to carry out effective backstopping based on regular supervision outcomes. Peer Educationist with design, monitoring,evaluation and performance gap corrections skills and having valuable national and international experience inclusive of the UN. Clinician in the nursing, reproductive health and intensive care domains with considerable experience and innovative skills.
Dr. Inungu holds a Doctor of Public Health degree from Tulane University and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Kinshasa, DR Congo. After several years in academia at Central Michigan University, he joined Population Services International as the Regional Researcher for West and Central Africa to oversee social marketing research in Benin, Burkina, DRC, Liberia and Nigeria. The research focuses essentially on the prevention of HIV, malaria, diarrhea, the promotion of hygiene and sanitation and reproductive health. He is also interested in program design and evaluation and capacity building. Specialties: Public health research, HIV/AIDS, Child Survival, M&E and Reproductive Health
Dr. Aiyedun works at St. John’s University as an Assistant Professor/Industry Professional in the Department of Pharmacy Administration and Public Health. He earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in health and human behavior studies at Columbia University. Shortly after completing his dissertation, he was appointed as Associate Vice President of Health Outreach, Access and Engagement at Brightpoint Health; where, he was responsible for the oversight and operation of 4 health programs, including programs focusing on HIV, HCV, and Diabetes linkage to care, while managing referrals and an outpatient clinic. While in this leadership role, Dr. Aiyedun demonstrated mastery of theories and research—permitting his targeting the social determinants of health to improve the organization’s overall performance and client outcomes. Recently, Dr. Aiyedun was hired as the Regional Director of Staff Development & Training for the New York State Office of Mental Health, Children’s Psychiatric Hospital in New York City. In this role, he was charged with maximizing performance improvement, staff development and education/training for 700 staff. He provides effective leadership to this large group of hospital administrators, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, registered nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, staff in the business office, and all other support staff at the facility. While in this role, Dr. Aiyedun’s leadership has led to improved staff performance, achieving impressively high levels of compliance with requisite Joint Commission and OSHA standards. His research interests include the HIV Window period and developing innovative e-health platforms on this timely topic, as well as other pertinent areas of health, to permit wide dissemination of vital information.
Alok Hemal professor, department of pediatrician pgimer, dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital New Delhi present affiliation Pgimer Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital New Delhi Major Achievements: (honours) (awards)(publications)special interest in Hemato-oncology & pediatric hiv. He is national convenor pediatric HIV Indian Academy of Pediatrics. He has certificate of completion of specialist training from Royal College of Pediatric & Child Health (RCPCH), London Uk. He has more then 50 research publications in national & international journals. Furthermore, he has many presentations in national & international conferences.
Janet Hapgood’s research group focuses broadly in intracellular molecular mechanisms of action of steroid receptors, in particular the glucocorticoid receptor (GR). In particular, it is focussed on ligand-selectivity, regulation of gene expression as well as cross talk between steroid receptors and other signalling pathways, which allows functional integration between stress, reproduction and immune function. This research is conducted in the broad context of reproduction, inflammation, contraception and infectious disease, in particular HIV-1. Most recently her lab has focussed on investigating the mechanisms and effects on immune function and HIV-1 pathogenesis of different progestin contraceptives via the GR, as well as cross talk between the GR and other receptors, and the role of the unliganded GR.
Richard Holcomb (born September 21, 1976) is a commercial sex worker specialist, street outreach worker and HIV prevention counselor in Providence, Rhode Island. Holcomb is best known for his groundbreaking work in HIV Prevention when he founded 'Project Weber', a program for male sex-workers in Rhode Island, The program is named after Roy Weber, a 22-year-old male sex worker who was murdered on Christmas Day, 2003. Holcomb has done extensive research on male prostitution in the United States, Canada and Europe, and has been featured in several films on this subject.
Mouhamed Naguib is currently working at Dallah Hospital, Saudi Arabia as a Head of infection control department. He did Masters Degree at university of Essex and He completed his Master of Business Administration(MBA), Health/Health care Administration Management.
Segundo Mesa Castillo. As Specialist in Neurology, he worked for 10 years in the Institute of Neurology of Havana, Cuba. He has worked in Electron Microscopic Studies on Schizophrenia for 32 years. He was awarded with the International Price of the Stanley Foundation Award Program and for the Professional Committee to work as a fellowship position in the Laboratory of the Central Nervous System Studies, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke under Dr. Joseph Gibbs for a period of 6 months, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, Washington D.C. USA, June 5, 1990. At present he is member of the Scientific Board of the Psychiatric Hospital of Havana and give lectures to residents in psychiatry.
Farzana Rashid has completed her PhD in Molecular Biology from Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China. She has published more than 30 papers in reputed National and International journals and has been serving as an Associate Professor at Lahore College for Women University, Lahore. Supervised about 45 MS and BS students. Currently teaching & supervising BS, MS and PhD students
Prof. Dr. Ram Sharan Mehta is Head of Medical-Surgical Nursing Department in College of Nursing, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences Nepal. I am involved in teaching Medical-Surgical Nursing for more than 20 years. I am involved in teaching the Nursing Education to the undergraduate and post graduate nursing students. I am the research committee member of this institute and actively involved in the guiding the undergraduate and post graduate nursing students.
My name is Alemayehu Reta and I was born on the 19th of June, 1989 in Gojjam, Ethiopia. My devotion to diagnose disease specifically and to understand the mechanism of disease at molecular level medical laboratory science was being selected by me as my specialization and graduated with great distinction with BSc degree (CGPA of 3.89)and awarded a gold medal. My first work was started at Debre Markos University as a Graduate assistant in 2010. After a year teaching experience, I start my MSc program in Medical Microbiology at Jimma University. I graduated (CGPA of 3.7)and return to my host University since 2013. I worked as a department head of Medical Laboratory Science for two years. Currently, I am doing as a reviewer in some of the international journals, advisor of both BSc and MSc students, researcher (laboratory-based research), lecturer and doing community service activities.
Rose Nkiruka Ukibe is currently working as a researcher at Department of Medical Laboratory Science, College of Health Sciences at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi Campus located at Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria. Her Specialization: Chemil Pathology/Reproductive Immunology and She is a senior lecture.
Her academic experience has been developing over the years as she commenced her career as an educator in Primary and Secondary level education. After her first degree she moved onto teaching the undergraduate level in Natural and Premedical Sciences and presently she teach at the Masters level in Epidemiology, Public Health and Communicable Diseases. She is a Distance Learning tutor and examiner on the MSc. Infectious Disease and MSc. Public Health programmes and also a seminar leader on the Control of Reproductive Tract Infections module as well as the Health Policy and Power module at LSHTM. She is also affiliated with the University of Essex as a past Public Health Lecturer, and also as an academic consultant for the Masters of Public Health Programme and the Birmingham Graduate School MBA in International Healthcare. Additonally, she have faciliated seminars for Maternal and Child surveillance, HIV/AIDS, and conducted several workshops and trainings in Epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, Public health, Disease Surveillance and Monitoring and Evaluation.
Iam Ganesh Bahadur Gurung live in Kathmandu, Nepal i belong to HIV/AIDS field and i have been working on HIV/AIDS field since 18 year at various organization in Nepal and i am working for society and human being very long time with the sole purpose to prevent HIV/AIDS and recently i represent from Helping Society Nepal (HIV/AIDS) and member of NAP+N National Association of people living with HIV/AIDS in Nepal.
Kingsley Essomeonu is a Social & Behaviour Change Communicator (SBCC) expert) with bias for HIV, TB & Malaria, trained and certified by John Hopkins University Centre for Communication Programs, USA under the tutelage of Dr. Ben Lozare, A graduate of Mass Communication with Masters in Sociology from University of Nigeria Nsukka, has completed Leadership for Management and Health from the department of Global E – Learning, University of Washington, USA. Kingsley as a founding member of the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS was part of USAID funded Planning for Life workshop – capacity development for International Youth Foundation USA & partners to integrate ARSH & FP into employability, leadership & education programs, New Delhi India in 2007. He’s an Assistant Chief Program Officer & Head Adolescents Young People Program in NACA.
Foster, Antonina is a dedicated nurse practitioner with stellar academic and clinical experience. Meticulous researcher passionate about improving the health and well-being of women and children. Superior communicator with outstanding customer service abilities in complex and time-sensitive situations. EMORY UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, Georgia Doctorate of Nursing Practice ~ Expected Graduation, Fall 2018 UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, Birmingham, Alabama Master of Public Health, 2001 ~ Concentration in Maternal Child Health ~ Awarded a Maternal Child Health Traineeship Grant Master of Science in Nursing, 2001 ~ Concentration in Women’s Health ~ Awarded a National Institute of Health Nursing Traineeship Grant TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY, Tuskegee, Alabama Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1998 ~ Graduated second out of 20 nursing students ~ Dean’s Lists
Charismatic and inspirational, Regis Fontenot has been appropriately labeled as an idealist. He strives to be the best leader possible as he empowers, encourages, educates, and edifies the people through the good and the bad. Since being diagnosed with HIV in 2017 Regis has hit the ground running to make an impact in the lives of people affected by HIV through education, empowerment, and encouragement. Recently awarded the 50 + scholarship for the HIV conference on HIV and AIDES Regis is determined to continue to educate himself to educate, encourage, and empower others to put an end to the STIGMA, and to be a part in finding a cure. Dr. Fontenot currently serves on the Tarrant County HIV Council. Dr. Fontenot has taken on the awesome task of “bridging the gap” between The Church and The HIV Community, his goal is to spark conversations, break stigmas, and create and environment where people living with not just HIV can feel safe and loved in worship environments. Dr. Fontenot in 2017 Planted THE ARK CHUCH, known as “A Place Of Safety From The Storms Of Life.” The Community is able to get testing, sex education, free condoms, HIV Crisis Counseling, Talk Therapy, Food, cloths, and much, much more. Regis is a native of Houston, Texas. He is described as a devoted sports fan who enjoys reading and writing, as he’s already published one book and is currently working on his second book. He enjoys spending time with his family and building up the community through whatever means necessary to make a lasting impact. Regis is a firm believer of the idea that every individual in this world is created on purpose for a purpose. The excuse “there is nothing for me to do” or no way for me to help should not be held by any member of the body of Christ. Regis attended Liberty University and Arlington Baptist College, he received his Associates of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies from The Community Crisis Confidence Center in Fort Worth, Texas. He Holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Biblical Studies from Saint Thomas Christian University in Jacksonville FL. Dr. Fontenot received his Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling and his Doctorate Degree in Christian Education, from Saint Thomas University and Seminary in Jacksonville, FL. Dr Fontenot is humbled by the fact that many of the mentors, community leaders and church leaders he is privileged to work with consider him to be “a caring leader with strong administration skills”, and “a skilled preacher/teacher who diligently studies”. Dr. Fontenot is always striving to make a difference in the lives of individuals who want to become better. He believes that if you want to be better, you must do better, and it first begins with yourself. He believes that the experience that he’s gained from internships, to the classroom, and in life has well prepared him for the journey that lies ahead of him.
Mariojosé ANGELES, is one of the great visual artists from the Dominican Republic with international trajectory who is recognized for his struggle as an activist to find the preventive HIV/AIDS vaccine. He not a doctor graduated from a university of medicine. But, he is considered as researcher of the HIV vaccine from official institutions of United States and Europe. Mariojosé was born in Santo Domingo and studied architecture for 3 years at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), after he decided to study painting, his true passion. Today he lives and works in the Dominican Republic, where he has spent more than thirty years recognized career artistic, whose works has gone around the world having been well received especially in Belgium and some European cities, where he lived by nine years. Parallel to his career, in 1993, voluntarily and independently using the Millennial Scientific Method and began an investigation of the HIV/AIDS vaccine, with advice of the former Secretary of State for Public Health of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Amiro Pérez Mera, (deceased) who gave him the first book on HIV/AIDS. Two years later (1995), he traveled to Guayaquil, Ecuador to fulfill commitments of exposure as an artist, but at the same time he was following up his research of the vaccine. After hours and hours of reading books, encyclopedias, specialized magazines he came to a conclusion of the vaccine: "The proteins of cockroaches". Then he traveled from Guayaquil to Quito for an interview with the Minister of Public Health, Dr. Alfredo Palacios, and it was very difficult for him to be heard by qualified people specialized in medicine. Since 1995, he proposing that the most effective and 100% effective solution of the preventive HIV/AIDS vaccine is to be found in the proteins of cockroaches. Once and for all we must understand that our physical body will continue to develop its immune capacity and will become stronger and more resistant as we assimilate diseases, viruses and bacteria.
Abdou K. Sillah, Research Clinician on the Project. Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia, West Africa His professional background is Professional background MSc (Tropical Medicine and International Health), University of London under London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2011 Diploma of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 2011(DTM&H) MB ChB University of the Gambia 2008 McGill TB Research Methods Course AN INTENSIVE COURSE ON TB RESEARCH METHODS. JULY 14 – 18, 2014 Positions he held: Research Clinician Childhood Tuberculosis Study, Medical Research Council Unit, Fajara, The Gambia 2013 to date Research Clinician, African-European Tuberculosis Consortium, TB Platform, Medical Research Council Unit, Fajara, The Gambia 2012 to 2013 Adjunct Lecturer Medical Parasitology, School of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, University of the Gambia Medical Officer, Internal Medicine Department, Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (Jan 2010-March 2012) House Officer with six months posting in Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology & Surgery at Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital, Banjul, The Gambia (Jan 2008-December 2009) His Research interest is tuberculosis both adult and childhood.
Professor Dr. Mohammad Rezaul Karim have been working in National institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM) in the Department of Population Dynamics for the last seventeen years. I have worked in NIPSOM as a teacher, trainer and researcher. Now I am working as a Professor Department of Public Health in North South University in Dhaka. I did my PhD under University of Dhaka in 2010. In 1998, I did MPH under University of Dhaka. I completed my MBBS from Chittagong Medical College in 1984. I supervised thesis done by MPH and MPhil students about seventy-five in number. I have national and international publication about Sixty-five in number. I have presented my scientific research paper in different international conferences (USA, Australia, Belgium, Paris, Malaysia, Turkey, Nepal, Thailand, India etc.). I have vast teaching experience in post-graduation level.
University of Gambia | UTG · Department of Social Sciences Master's degree International Social Work, Master's degree Real Estate Management, Bachelor of Laws
Dr Zia Maharaj is currently a medical intern at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. She graduated with a MBChB degree from the University of Pretoria in 2016. During her rotation through the Orthopaedic Arthroplasty Unit, she was given the opportunity to conduct a research study. The main purpose of the study was to determine if there is a higher prevalence of HIV in patients for Total Joint Arthroplasty compared to the general population. The study was accepted for podium presentation at two international orthopaedic conferences. The study findings were significant and led to the implementation of a protocol in the arthroplasty unit advising mandatory HIV screening of patients eligible for total hip replacement. Prior young science achiever awards: Overall global winner Africa-Japan Essay and Speech Competition (AJESC) based on her winning written submission “The importance of the development and acknowledgement of the role of Information Technology in Society.” Presentation of paper to former President Thabo Mbeki and the Presidential Information Technology Advisory Council consisting of CEOs from leading global technology companies Dr Maharaj’s personal interests include: Anaesthesiology, Academic Medical Research, Advancement and development of Artificial Intelligence in the medical field, Clinical Problem Solving and Public Healthcare Quality and Service Improvement.
Hana Zelenková has been active in the field of Dermatovenerology since 1973. Since 2000 she has been directing her own Private Clinic of Dermatovenereology. Professional orientation: aesthetic dermatology, acne and facial dermatoses, medicinal mycology (nail diseases), wound management, psoriasis, employment of Ichthyol and carboxytherapy in dermatology. She is a coordinator of many international multicentre trials. More than 555 expert lectures in the Slovak Republic as well as abroad, 440 scientific publications. Co-author of the dermatocosmetic formulae containing Ichthamol and glycyrrhizinic acid. Author of the book “Carboxytherapy” (2015), translated into 4 languages. Regularly invited to deliver lectures at international congresses. Founder and President of the Slovak Society for Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dermatology (SSEDK), organizer and President of the traditional international DERMAPARTY congress. Since 2006 Vice-President European Society of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dermatology, since 2007 President of the European Society of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dermatology
Feigin Rena has completed her Phd. from Union Institute, Ohio, U.S. She is a senior staff member at the school of social work in Tel -Aviv university. Israel. Specialist in social work in health and rehabilitation.
Erick N. Kamangu has completed his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN) in DRC and the University of Liège (ULg) in Belgium. He is a lecturer and a researcher at the Molecular Biology Service, Basic Sciences Department, of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN). He is the director of the Research Group “Focus HIV/AIDS” in Kinshasa, DRC. He has published more than 30 papers in distinguished journals and has been serving as a reviewer member of different other Journals.
Mr. Chris Derrick Opio has completed his bachelor’s degree of science in Quantitative Economics from Makerere Univerisity Kampala Uganda at the School of statistics and planning. He has completed a number of courses from Global health e-learning platform in Data visualization, Data quality, GIS Techniques for M&E of HIV/AIDS and Related Programs, Demographic and Health Surveys: Data Use, Impact Evaluation of Health Communication programs using RCT, Introduction to Mobile Technology for Health Program: Health Systems, Certificates in Program/Project Monitoring and Evaluation and Project Planning and Management. He is currently working at World Vision Uganda as an M&E Data Assistant in USAID Uganda Health/HIV Initiatives in Workplaces Activity(HIWA) project where he supports in implementation of Activity M&E plan and M&E systems reporting processes using HIV/AIDS Based Integrated Real-time Database(HIBRID), Performance reporting systems(PRS), TRAINET, FTFMIS, MOH DHIS2 and many other systems for HIV/AIDS, TB, MCH, SBCC programs among others and ensure data quality. He has 2 years’ experience in Research, Data Management and Monitoring health related programs, Education, Resilience and Livelihood programs. He is passionate in analyzing data and carrying out Research in the health programs.
I am a ‘British Asian Gay Muslim living with HIV’. I work for the Terrence Higgins Trust as the Groupwork and counselling coordinator providing therapeutic support services to Gay Men, Bi and MSM. I also work as a social prescriber for CCG and Public Health in Waltham Forest. I recently featured in a BBC stories article which highlights my journey as an individual living with HIV from a South Asian background. I also featured on radio and news television broadcasts to create visibility, discussing the barriers and challenges South Asians living or affected by HIV can face.
Dr. El Hadji Seydou Mbaye was born in 1978 in Kaolack a region of Senegal. During 2008-2013, he earned his PhD in Biology and Human Pathologies with the collaboration of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) /WHO, Lyon (France); 2006-2007 : Master of Life and Health, Specialty Biology of microorganisms, Virology in Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg (France); 2005-2006 : Master of Life and Health, option of Immunophysiopathology in Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg (France); 2004-2005 : License of Biochemistry in Louis Pasteur University of Strasbourg (France); 2002-2004 : General Degree in Sciences and Technologies in University of METZ (France). He was certified by the Federation International of Gynecology Obstetrics (FIGO), the Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe (ACOE, www.acoe.be), the Institute Catalan of Oncology (ICO) for cervical cancer prevention (Grade 10/10) in support of Continuing Medical Education for physicians. These credits are also recognized as Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA Category 1 credits) by the American Medical Association. He was certified, by the United Nations for Basic Notion of Security on the Ground-Protection, Health and behavior, by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)/World Health Organization, Lyon (France) for Safety Certificate. He has published 1 Book with a style of philosophical story. Author of the world program against cancer in low and middle incomes countries, he is lead author (first listed) of more than 90 peer-reviewed articles published in reputed journals. He is Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Immunology, Journal of Retro Virology and Anti Retro Virology, Current Scientific Research in Biomedical Sciences (CSRBS), Associate Editors for Journal of Bacteriology & Mycology: Open Access (JBMOA) and associate membership of the World Society for Virology, and also, member of BCNet International Working Group, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)/World Health Organization (WHO). Dr MBAYE has formed for free, more than 250 healthcare professionals for the techniques of cervical cancer screening in Senegal. He has appeared on local media, 2S TV, Mbour TV and Leeral.net.
Olive Kabajaasi is a Research Fellow for the NIH Makerere University, UC-Berkeley-Yale University Pulmonary of AIDS Research Training (PART) Program. She is a final year student of Master of Arts degree in Sociology at Makerere University and a Program Manager for training and mentoring for Walimu, Uganda. Olive has eight years’ experience in conducting qualitative public health research with particular focus on HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Sepsis. Her research involves talking to children, adolescent, caretakers and healthcare providers in different settings. In 2011, Olive started her research career as a Social Scientist for the famous DFID Anti-Retroviral Research for Watoto (ARROW) trial. In 2014, she was part of the NIH- Dialogue Intervention to Support Communication and Openness study in Makerere University- Johns Hopkins Research Collaboration. In 2018, three studies were concluded; exploring the pediatric discharge processes, examining the service delivery factors on timely initiation of Tuberculosis treatment as well as PITC implementation for hospitalized patients in Ugandan health facilities.
Dr. Michelle Ogle obtained her Medical Degree from Wayne State School of Medicine in Detroit Michigan, USA. She also completed her residency and fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, USA. She is currently the Director at Warren-Vance Community Health Center, which provides medical care for youth living with HIV/AIDS in rural, North Carolina, USA. She is Pediatric liaison for the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society and HIV Medicine Association. She served as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS under the Obama Administration and resigned in 2017 in protest of this administration’s posture towards PLWH.
Prof. Jabulani Gilford Kheswa (PhD Psychology) Teaching: Jabulani is an Associate Professor and HOD in the Department of Psychology, University of Fort Hare, South Africa. He specializes in sexuality and facilitates the following modules; Health Psychology, Psychopathology, Personality Theories and Research Designs. Community engagement: He is instrumental in providing workshops on psychological well-being and sexual behaviour of adolescents in Secondary Schools. This stems from the knowledge and skills acquired from the Postgraduate Diploma (HIV/AIDS) obtained from Stellenbosch University, MEd (Psychology of Education) from the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and his thesis entitled “Sexual values, attitudes and behaviour and psycho-social well-being of a group of African adolescent males” from North West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, South Africa.. Research: Jabulani has a book chapter in the South African 3rd Edition of the Psychology. Themes & Variations, co-authored 39 peer reviewed journal articles and presented at the international and local conferences. He reviews manuscripts for international journals and acts as an external examiner for various South African universities. In October 2018, he presented a paper in Cape–Town, entitled “Implementation Science” at the 2nd HIV Adolescence Workshop, where he was invited as a guest speaker.
I have Bachelor degree in Pharmacy and MSc in Clinical Pharmacy. I have practiced Pharmacy for over 9 years in hospital, academic and health system where I was involved in providing lectures, delivering clinical pharmacy services and undertaking clinical research. Previously, I was lecturer of Clinical Pharmacy; head, of department of Pharmacy, College of medicine and Health Sciences, Wachemo University, Ethiopia. I have worked at various capacities in Department of pharmacy, Wachemo University including team leader for clinical pharmacy unit. Up to know, in collaboration with colleagues, I am actively engaged in research activities. Also, I have been involved in supervising research for undergraduate students in College of medicine and Health Sciences, Wachemo University as well as in Near East University. At my current position I am PhD candidate in clinical pharmacy in Near East University, Northern Cyprus since 2017. Research interest Pharmacotherapy; cardio pharmacotherapy, and non-communicable disease (HTN, DM), infectious disease (HIV).