Dr. Michael Adekunle Charles is an experienced diplomat, medical doctor, and public health expert. He previously served as the Head of Delegation for Southern Africa at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Dr. Charles has many years of experience leading the organisation’s malaria coordination in Africa, providing technical, managerial and operational support.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.