Vera is a Public Health Specialist that completed her Masters in International Public Health at University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia in 2012. She has worked in many capacities with local and international NGOs, including OXFAM GB as Public Health Capacity Building Officer over the past 8 years. She also participated in a series of international meetings on health issues in Switzerland, Uganda, Tanzania and Ghana.
Vera is currently serving as the Director for County Health Services in Liberia and supporting the Minister designate to technically coordinate restoration of health services in the Ebola post recovery process. She serves as a junior advisor and works closely with partners including WHO, USAID, EU and World Bank. She is leading the process of improving quality of care services in Liberia and provides technical oversight to the counties. She is also part of a team from WHO and CDC that's developing the Liberian Public Health Institute concept in Geneva.
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Executive Director at HISP South Africa
Dr. Vincent Shaw is an Executive Director of HISP-SA and HISP-Namibia, and in this role he is helping to develop the HISP teams to support information systems development in South Africa, Namibia, South Sudan, DRC, Botswana, and Nigeria. He works closely with the HISP-India team, and also with the University of Oslo. He trained as a specialist family physician, but has always had an interest in information systems. While working in the rural areas of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa he was a member of the team that revamped the health information system for primary health care services during the post-apartheid era. Subsequently, these experiences informed the redesign of the South African PHC information system, and eventually informed the development of minimum (or essential) indicator data sets for the post-apartheid health system. As Acting Director for Hospital Services in the Eastern Cape, he became involved in the redesign of the paper-based hospital information systems for the Eastern Cape Hospitals, and this work formed the basis of his PhD through the University of Oslo on the technical and socio-demographic factors that contribute to successful hospital information systems in developing countries. In recent years his interest has shifted towards exploring approaches to implementing patient based information systems in resource constrained settings in such a way that they do not overburden health care providers yet provide useful information to managers.
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Walinjom Muna is Professor of Cardiology and Internal Medicine and was the Head of the Department of Medicine and Specialties at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Yaoundé I, in Cameroon until 2013. He also worked as chief of Medicine and CEO at the General Hospital of Yaoundé from 1988-1996 and currently is the Coordinator of the National Center for Hypertension and Diabetes and the National Cardiac Surgery Program for Cameroon.
He obtained a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Washington State University, Pullman Washington in 1969. He subsequently obtained an MD (1973) and PhD (1974) degrees from the University of Washington in Seattle. He trained in Internal Medicine at the Osler Service of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore (1974-1976) and then was a Fellow at the Heart and Lung Institute of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda Maryland USA (1976/1977). He was a clinical Scholar and trained as a Cardiologist at the Yale-New Haven Hospital (1977-1979).
He is a Past President of the Cameroon Cardiac Society and the Pan African Society of Cardiology. He has served on several International Task Forces for the National Academy of Science and the Institute of Medicine (USA). He is a founding member of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences and Chairperson of its Public Health Forum. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has been President of the National Epidemiology Committee of Cameroon for over 2 decades. He is a WHO expert and adviser on cardiovascular diseases and has served on several local, regional, continental and international task-forces and conferences on Tobacco control. He is an ardent anti-Tobacco activist and is broadly interested in chronic diseases and especially cardiovascular diseases and risk factors. He is a Past President of the Tobacco Control Commission for Africa and currently heads the Inter-ministerial Task Force for Tobacco Control in Cameroon which has provided the leadership for developing comprehensive anti-tobacco legislation for Cameroon. He is a member of the Board of Directors of several private and public medical and academic institutions. For over 2 decades he was President of the Specialty Drug Commission for Cameroon as well Chairperson of the Ethical Committee of the Chantal Biya International Research Center. He also chaired the Task force for Telemedicine and Medical Informatics in Cameroon and is President of the Cameroon Association for Telemedicine.
In 2013 he was designated as President of the WHO Technical Advisory Group on eHealth (eTAG) for a period of 2 years.
Prof Muna is a Knight, Commander and Grand Officer of the National Order of Valor of Cameroon and has received several other local and international distinctions over the years. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the African Centre for eHealth Excellence.
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eHealthAFRO Conference Coordinator.
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Will is the Communications and Fundraising Coordinator at Medical Aid Films an NGO that produces film and innovative media to transform access to information in low-income countries about women’s and child health.
He is passionate about using media to drive change by improving universal access to knowledge that can quite literally save lives
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Dr Yaseen Khan is an mhealth innovator. He’s an enthusiastic medical practitioner and cofounder and director of the Open Medicine Project (TOMPSA) that is helping to improve patient care and strengthen healthcare systems by developing mHealth solutions that support healthcare providers. TOMPSA’s based in Cape Town, South Africa, is at the forefront of transforming healthcare in the country.
Dr Khan has an MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) from the University of Stellenbosch. When his internship at GF Jooste Hospital in Cape Town ended, he took a keen interest in emergency medicine and gained a Diploma in Primary Emergency Care (Dip PEC). He’s committed to the role of evidence-based medicine in healthcare, which motivated him to pursue a Masters (MSc) in Clinical Epidemiology, again at the University of Stellenbosch. He has recently been selected as a fellow of the Youth Action Net, an initiative of the National Youth Foundation.
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Yuval is a Director at the African Centre for eHealth Excellence (Acfee). He specializes in the conception and development of eHealth services. He has experience working on targeted eHealth applications, including leading the development of a commercial suite of eHealth services, and working internationally for the European Space Agency on numerous projects in the Integrated Applications Promotion programme.
Yuval initially joined tinTree International eHealth in 2012 and has since been involved in a number of African projects. Recent activity includes support to the Botswana Ministry of Health to revise key aspects of their eHealth Strategy and support for developing tinTree's eHealth and mHealth impact assessment methodolgy.
During his time with ESA he had specific deep responsibilities on the the satellite-enhanced eHealth and telemedicine for sub-Saharan Africa (eHSA) programme and it's studies evaluating eHealth development, fertility and readiness across 48 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. On completion with his contract with ESA he joined the tinTree team to support their eHealth work, specifically focusing on maintaining and developing tinTree's eHealth regulation model and eHealth readiness indeces.
Yuval has a highly inter-disciplinary scientific and engineering background, and focuses on integrated applications and solutions using a wide range of methodologies and infrastructure, including space-based assets. He has worked on numerous projects in the fields of eHealth, disaster response/relief, public health, natural resource management, mobile asset tracking, and many others.
Yuval has a wealth of diverse experiences that provide gim with a unique and valuable design and assessment perspective. In addition to his interest in health ICT, Yuval has a keen interest in human performance in extreme environments, such as high altitude and space. He has worked as a systems engineer on a successful balloon-sat project, and is involved in the design of a proposed Mars analogue and habitat. He has worked as a forest firefighter and urban firefighter and an inshore rescue specialist with the Canadian Coast Guard.
Yuval graduated from McMaster University in 2009 with an honors B.Sc. in Earth and Environmental Sciences, with a minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS). In 2010 he earned his M.Sc. in Space Management from the International Space University.
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