La Dre Corine Karema est médecin et titulaire d’un Master en épidémiologie de l’Université du Rwanda. Elle est une cheffe de file mondiale en santé et une spécialiste renommée en matière de paludisme.
La Dre Karema a pris ses fonctions de directrice générale par intérim du Partenariat RBM pour en finir avec le paludisme en avril 2022.
Jusqu’ici, la Dre Karema était conseillère spéciale auprès du président du conseil d’administration du Fonds mondial, un partenariat conçu pour accélérer la lutte contre les épidémies de sida, de tuberculose et de paludisme. Précédemment, elle était responsable principale du programme de lutte contre le paludisme au sein de l’Alliance des dirigeants africains contre le paludisme (ALMA), et elle a dirigé le groupe d’experts sur le paludisme dans sa participation à l’étude du comité technique sur le Fonds mondial.
La Dre Karema a aussi été consultante indépendante pendant de nombreuses années, au cours desquelles elle a fourni une assistance technique aux programmes nationaux de contrôle et d’élimination du paludisme en Afrique.
Avant les fonctions susmentionnées, la Dre Karema avait été pendant dix ans la directrice du Programme national de lutte contre le paludisme (PNLP) au Rwanda, après cinq ans passés en tant que cheffe de la Division du paludisme et des autres maladies parasitaires (maladies tropicales négligées). Au cours de son mandat au PNLP, elle a dirigé l’élaboration de stratégies, de politiques et de recherches visant à l’élimination du paludisme, qui ont guidé la mise en œuvre d’interventions de lutte contre le paludisme fondées sur des données probantes : celles-ci se sont traduites par un accroissement de la couverture d’interventions essentielles et par une réduction de la morbidité et de la mortalité liées au paludisme au Rwanda.
Elle a siégé en tant que présidente et membre de différents comités techniques, consultatifs scientifiques et de pilotage sur le paludisme au sein de nombreuses institutions internationales telles que l’OMS, le RBM, Medecines for Malaria Venture (MMV), la Société américaine de médecine tropicale (ASTMH), etc.
En tant que chercheuse, la Dre Karema a publié et collaboré à de nombreuses revues scientifiques sur le paludisme.
Marco Araniva Cubías joined the RBM Partnership to End Malaria in July 2020. Marco started his professional career in El Salvador where he had the opportunity to work with the National Government, UNDP and UNOPS managing different projects such as the rehabilitation of El Salvador`s International Airport and the implementation of the Rural Territorial Competitiveness Program. Then he moved to Geneva to work with UNOPS supporting the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Secretariat activities.
Marco has more than 10 years of experience in Project Management, Business Development, and Donor relationships. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and speaks Spanish and English.
Magdalena has a legal academic background (Master in International Trade Law, France) and started her career in the private sector in corporate legal services in Luxembourg. With the desire to have a greater meaningful impact in her work, she took a turn in her career by first joining the Danish public sector in the administration of a special school for children with autism and after a few years welcomed the opportunity to join the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in 2012.
Before joining the Secretariat of RBM Partnership to End Malaria in January 2021 in Geneva, Magdalena has worked with UNOPS in Tunis as Head of Support Services for the North Africa Region, in Brussels as Program Management Specialist in the Cities Alliance Secretariat, as well as in Copenhagen as Project/Admin Support in the former Europe and Middle East and Global Portfolio Support Offices.
Born in Czechoslovakia, Magdalena is a Slovak national, she speaks fluent English, French, Danish and basic Spanish.
Philippe Edouard Batienon is the RBM Country/Regional Support Partners Committee Sub Regional Coordination Officer for West and Central Africa with over 10 years’ experience in regional coordination, convening and facilitation of support to Malaria endemic countries in West and Central Africa. His current duties as a member of the RBM-Country Regional Support Partners Committee (CRSPC) include: coordinating Technical Assistance, convening managers and partners meetings, and in collaboration with WHO provide support for MPRs, MTR and MSP reviews. He also comes with experience in reporting and documentation of malaria related interventions success, challenges and best practices. Philippe has worked for six years as a consultant for many organizations including: Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), UNICEF WCARO, WHO TDR and African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA). He holds a master’s degree in management from the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (UCAD), a Project Management certificate from Illinois States University and is currently completing a Master of Public Health, with the University of Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar School of Public Health. Philippe enjoys history, tennis, music and reading.
Lilya Boaron est l’assistante du directeur général et de la Présidente du conseil d’administration. Possédant une vaste expérience dans la gestion administrative/des événements et l’administration des ressources humaines dans les secteurs pharmaceutique, juridique et des transports, Lilya possède une expérience confirmée du travail d’assistance à des personnalités de haut niveau dans la direction d’organisations internationales de premier plan.
De 2011 à 2017, Lilya a occupé le poste d’assistante de direction de la Secrétaire général (Cheffe de Cabinet) auprès de l’Union internationale des transports routiers, dont le siège est à Genève. Elle était auparavant basée au Royaume-Uni. Lilya Boaron parle anglais, français et russe.
Dr Sara Gonzalez Andino holds an interdisciplinary PhD in data science simultaneously granted in 2001 by the Faculties of Medicine and Science of the University of Geneva. She received the M.Sc. degree in Theoretical Physics (with honors) from the University of Havana in 1985. She has wide-ranging experience in science, and innovation, higher education, as well as project cycle management including proposal development, budgeting and reporting, monitoring and evaluation.
Sara started her professional career in 1985 at the Cuban National Center for Scientific Research as Senior scientist. She later on joined the Human Brain Mapping Lab of the University of Geneva where she served as Senior Scientist for 2 years. Sara then became the Head of the Research Group at the Faculté de Médecine de l’Université de Genève (Geneva University School of Medicine), where she taught statistics, signal and image processing courses within the Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School. Moreover, Sara led research on neuroscience and successfully implemented a low cost Brain Computer Interface System awarded with the First Innovation Prize from the Geneva University Hospital. Sara was responsible for several innovative approaches to the statistical analysis of data and their modeling during her tenure. From 2013 – 2015, she worked at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne as Sr. Scientist focusing on statistical analysis of different modalities of neural data. After 30 years in research, she joined the StopTB Partnership in 2016 as their Data Manager. Moving constantly between analytical work and team or project management, she is passionate about making a direct impact in Health using novel technologies and trends in data science.
Ms Roxana Hordila joined the RBM Partnership to End Malaria in January 2022 as Operations Senior Officer, after almost 5 years of supporting the secretariat in a similar role under the UNOPS Geneva Portfolio Management Team. Roxana was a witness to the Partnership's transition under UNOPS and her support covers all operational and project management areas that facilitate the implementation of the Partnership's programmatic agenda. Her UNOPS career started in 2015 in Copenhagen, supporting in communication and knowledge management, and later on as a Procurement Assistant for the UN WebBuy team, before joining the Geneva Regional Office.
Roxana holds a Master of Social Science (MSc) in Development and International Relations and speaks Romanian, English, and French.
Laura-Davina Kuen joined the RBM Partnership to End Malaria in April 2019. Laura started her professional development sector career in Latin America and later moved to Brussels to work for the United Nations. Throughout her career, Laura worked on various exciting European Union projects such as election observation missions, building partnerships with EU institutions and linking EU and UNOPS offices worldwide for collaboration and implementation of projects. Laura studied in Brussels and Vienna and holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations. In 2015, she also obtained a Postgraduate degree in Communication and Human Resource Management. Laura speaks English, French and Spanish.
Daniso Mbewe is the RBM Country/Regional Support Partners Committee Sub Regional Coordination Officer for East and Southern Africa with over 25 years experience in systems analysis and development, knowledge and information management, coordination and facilitation of support to malaria endemic countries in East and Southern Africa including public sector in Malawi, Southern African Development Community (SADC) and RBM and multisectoral partnerships coordination. He also has experience in supporting SADC Military Health Services Malaria Program, a constituency of the RBM - Southern African Regional Network (SARN). Daniso holds a Master of Science in Business Systems Analysis and Design from the City University, London, U.K. and certificates in Knowledge Management and Effective Management from South Africa and Malawi respectively.
Dr Kaka Mudambo is a Malariologist and Public Health Specialist with over 30 years experience in epidemiology, disease control, EPR, disaster management and Military Deployment Medicine. He is employed as the Sub Regional Network Coordinator for East and Southern Africa of the RBM Partnership to End Malaria for East and Southern Africa and currently, also supporting coordination of Central and West African countries. In his early carrier, he fought for the liberation of Zimbabwe and after Independence remained in the Zimbabwe Military Health Services as the Director of Public Health and Research at the Defence HQ. The General was in 2003, appointed as the Regional Coordinator of the SADC 16 Member States Military Health Services (MHS) of which he was a founder member and responsible for all Military Health programs including malaria. He has over 30 years experience in malaria/disease control/elimination/Military Health and Military deployment/operational medicine, coordinating disaster management and arranging Access to Health Care in conflict Zones, humanitarian support among refugees and displaced communities (IDPs) – UN/AU/SADC Pease Support Operation. The General also lectured at the School of Health Sciences/Medicine, University of Zimbabwe and Bulawayo School of Medicine and has linkages with the University of Pretoria in South Africa as an external examiner and also co-supervising MSc and PhD students. He has 30 published full papers and over 45 published abstracts. The General is a founder member/Board Member/Chair of the Oversight Committee and Situation Room of the SADC Elimination Eight (E8). Dr Mudambo is a founder member of the E8, member of the E8 Technical Committee and coordinated E8 from 2009 up to the time the E8 Coordinator took over 2015. General Mudambo was instrumental in the establishment of the TKMI, TZMI, ZAM-ZIM, MAZAMO-mi, MOZIZA/TLMI and MOSASWA TLMI cross-border initiatives. In 2003 and 2014, he was the Commander Racing Against Malaria and in 2009 Commander of the Zambezi River of Life Malaria Expedition.
Rayana is the CRSPC Senior Officer at the RBM Partnership to end Malaria. Rayana has previously worked in the private sector with a specific focus on manufacturing where she also contributed to promote local development within The Gambia. She has experience liaising with governments, NGOs, local businesses and Ministries to achieve sustainable development. Rayana has also worked with the public sector ranging from her project with UNICEF on assessing the country risk of UNICEF's operations in The Gambia to providing support to portfolios at UNOPS based in Geneva. In academia, Rayana has extensive knowledge in the field of International Relations as well as that of Finance, Investment and Risk analysis.
Maria Schiavo is the Strategic Communications Officer at the RBM Partnership to End Malaria. She holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and a Master's degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance from the University of Padua. Prior to joining the RBM Partnership, Maria has worked in communications for UN Environment, Padova's Human Rights Centre and SocialNews. She speaks Italian, English and French.
Le Dr Daddi Jima Wayessa est le Responsable du Comité de partenaires en charge du soutien régional et par pays du Partenariat RBM. Il apporte plus de 19 ans d’expérience dans le secteur public en Éthiopie. De 2009 à 2017, il a été directeur général adjoint de l’Institut éthiopien de santé publique, où il dirigeait le Centre de gestion des situations d’urgence en santé publique.
Il a dirigé et coordonné les efforts visant à s’assurer que le pays était prêt à faire face à des épidémies de maladies, notamment de paludisme, et a occupé pendant plus de 10 ans des postes de responsabilité dans le programme national de lutte contre le paludisme du ministère de la Santé. Il a également présidé le conseil d’administration d’une usine de fabrication de produits chimiques anti-moustiques en Éthiopie. Docteur en médecine de formation, le Dr Wayessa a obtenu une maîtrise en santé publique de l’Université nationale d’Irlande et est l’auteur de plus de 30 publications avec comité de lecture.
Ms Cecilia Westlund Smith With over 8 years of experience working with UNOPS in project and operations management, Cecilia most recently worked as Portfolio Manager with the UNOPS Geneva Office supporting, amongst other entities, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria. Prior to that, she was responsible for a portfolio of mine action projects in countries including Mali, CAR, and Palestine as an Associate Portfolio Manager with the Peace and Security Cluster in New York,
In addition to her UNOPS experience, Cecilia has worked with local and international NGOs in Somalia and Palestine in roles focused on programme development, coordination and resource mobilization. She started her career working with asylum seeking children in her hometown of Växjö, Sweden, and has a Masters Degree in International Migration and Human Rights.