Robin Haring, Ph.D. Professor at the European University of Applied Sciences in Germany and Adjunct Professor at Monash University, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in Melbourne, Australia.
His research interests focus on biomarker, cardiovascular epidemiology and global health. He published 100+ articles, several books and book chapters, and received fellowships and funding from the Max-Planck Society, European Union and World Heart Federation. He is also editor-in-chief of the Springer Major Reference Work "Gesundheitswissenschaften".
Ilona Kickbusch, Ph.D. Director of the Global Health Programme at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.
She has had a distinguished career with the WHO, where she initiated the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion and a range of "settings projects" including Healthy Cities. Her key areas of interest are global health governance, global health diplomacy and health in all policies. She advises organisations, government agencies and the private sector on policies and strategies to promote global health at all levels. She has published widely and is a member of a number of advisory boards in both the academic and the health policy arena. She has recently launched a think-tank initiative "Global Health Europe: A Platform for European Engagement in Global Health" and the "Consortium for Global Health Diplomacy".
Detlev Ganten, MD, Ph.D. Founding President of the World Health Summit and Chairman of the Board of the Charite Foundation.
He was appointed as Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Heidelberg in 1975 and moved to Berlin in 1991 where he became the Founding Director and President of the Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC). He held these roles until 2004, when he became the Chief Executive Officer at the "Charite - Universitatsmedizin Berlin". His research in the molecular biology of high blood pressure, public health and bioethics received many international awards and prizes. He also functions in various scientific societies and committees, including several honours and awarded memberships. In 2009, he founded the World Health Summit, a leading annual international conference in Berlin to find solutions for the challenges posed by global health.
Matshidiso Moeti, MD WHO Regional Director for Africa.
Prior to WHO, she worked with UNAIDS as Team Leader of the Africa and Middle East Desk in Geneva (1997-1999), with UNICEF as Regional Health Advisor for East and Southern Africa, and with Botswana's Ministry of Health as a clinician and public health specialist. Within WHO, she served as Assistant Regional Director, Director of Non-Communicable Diseases at the regional office, WHO Country Representative in Malawi and Coordinator of the Inter-Country Support Team for the South and East African countries of WHO African Region. As a public health veteran, with more than 35 years of national and international experience, she was the first woman to be elected as WHO Regional Director for Africa in 2015. Under her leadership she is cultivating strong partnerships to support countries to achieve universal health coverage (UHC), improve health security, and promote better well-being to make health a reality for all people in Africa.
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