Confirmed Speakers so far
Prof. Miriam Were
Advisor to Rwanda Global Healthcare Summit
Prof. Miriam WereAdvisor to Rwanda Global Healthcare Summit
Prof. Were is a Kenyan public health advocate, academic, and recipient of the first Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize.
She is also an Advisor to Rwanda Global Healthcare Summit. Prof Were was also honored with the following awards; Elder of the Order of the Burning Spear (EBS), 2005 – Kenya. Medal of the Italian Cabinet, 2006 -Italy.
Queen Elizabeth II Gold Medal for Outstanding Contributions to International Public Health and Supporting the health needs of disadvantaged people, 2007 United Kingdom.
Légion d'honneur, Chevalier, 2008 — France.
Former France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy signed a decree conferring upon Prof Were the title of Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honour.
The highest French order of merit for military and civil merits, established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte and retained by all later French governments and régimes.
Distinguished Career Award, 2015 – William Penn University. Oskaloosa As a graduate of William Penn College, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Prof. Were began a career with a focus on helping others. With a degree in Natural Sciences and postgraduate Diploma in Education, she taught high school chemistry and biology before medical studies.
Prof. Were qualified as a medical doctor from the University of Nairobi, and she rose to become head of the Department of Community Medicine at Nairobi's School of Medicine.
Prof. Were's studies at Johns Hopkins University led to her 1981 doctorate in Public Health, Health Planning and Management.
She has applied this training and academic background to programs focused on community-based empowerment. Her work aims to help others move towards implementing creative, effective, and self sustaining programs. Her experiences have been marshaled in encouraging community-based initiatives As a co-founder of the UZIMA Foundation and in her work with African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), Prof. Were sought to put her academic training to good use.
She focused on the process of bringing basic medical services and health rights to women and children in the villages of East Africa.
Prof. Were is the current chairperson of the National AIDS Control Council (NACC) Kenya. From a position closely associated with the Office of the President, NACC coordinates the national HIV/AIDS response in Kenya.
Prof. Were is also the serving Chairperson of the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) Board. In addition, she finds time to serve on the Advisory Board of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC) as well as on the board of directors of Medical Assistance Programs (MAP) International (US).
Prof. Were was Director of the United Nations Population Fund Country Support Team (UNFPA/CST) for East and Central Africa and Anglophone West Africa, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Prior to that she was the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative and Chief of Mission in Ethiopia.
Before WHO, she was Chief of Health and Nutrition in UNICEF, Ethiopia. Prof. Were was recruited to UNICEF from the Department of Community Health in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Nairobi where she had become head of that department. While teaching at the University in Nairobi, she initiated the Community Based Health Care (CBHC) project in Kakamega, in Western Kenya.
Prof. Were was the Director of CBHC in the period from 1976 through 1982. This project won the UNICEF Maurice Pate Award of 1978, the first time any African institution had won this award.
Dr. Monika Sonu
CEO Healthinnovationtoolbox, Advisor and Director to Rwanda Global Healthcare Summit
Dr. Monika SonuCEO Healthinnovationtoolbox, Advisor and Director to Rwanda Global Healthcare Summit
Monika Sonu is a Doctor, a Digital Health Entrepreneur, a Keynote speaker and a Researcher, with more than 13 years of experience. She is the CEO of Healthinnovationtoolbox, a global technology, innovation & a digital product design firm working towards the healthcare of the future & is based out of Bangalore.
She is exposed to working with various public and private healthcare systems, while driving operational efficiency, patient experience & digital transformation across the globe.
She helps businesses design new and engaging services, desirable digital products, and is driving innovation through the integration of emerging technologies in healthcare. Her passion for big picture thinking combined with the desire to understand and fulfil human needs allows her to be the glue between businesses, their products & services and the end users. With a focus on utilising Agile, Lean UX and Design thinking, she drives the fuzzy front ends within any given environment. Her multidisciplinary background spans design for policy, digital products, IoT, AI, service design, operations excellence, patient experience and strategy. She works closely with various Health-tech startups for Technology Enabled Care & has co-created diverse IoT & AI based digital health products & platforms along with her technology team. She is an avid researcher in the field of healthcare quality & innovation & holds a Master's degree from Cranfield University, UK and is an Alumni of IIM-K.
Dr Jean Chrysostome Nyirinkwaya
Owner and Founder of La Croix du Sud Hospital, Kigali-Rwanda
Dr Jean Chrysostome NyirinkwayaOwner and Founder of La Croix du Sud Hospital, Kigali-Rwanda
Career Summary (as Gynecologist Obstetrician)
- Provide medical attention for women during menstrual periods, conception, pregnancy, birth and post-partum stages.
- Discuss with expectant mothers about reproductive health, child birth procedures, and other maternal concerns.
- Monitor reproductive health conditions and treatment progress and document findings and observations.
- Re-evaluate treatment programs as necessary.
- Assist parents to increase tolerance in labor pains.
- Determine if normal or caesarian childbirth is in order.
- Perform cesarean sections as may be needed to preserve both mother’s and baby’s health.
- Keep abreast with developments in the discipline.
- Perform many Gynecological Operations (Hysterectomy, Myomectomy…)
- Management of infertility Cases
Prof. Wim de Villiers
Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University
Prof. Wim de VilliersVice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University
Prof Wim de Villiers is the Rector and Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University and has a long history of working in higher education as a top-level administrator having been the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at UCT, the Chief Administrative Officer at University of Kentucky College of Medicine as well as the Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Kentucky.
He is skilled in Healthcare Consulting, Clinical Research, Medical Education, Life Sciences, and Medicine. A strong education professional with a MHCM focused in Health/Health Care Administration/Management from Harvard University School of Public Health. Is a board-certified gastroenterologist with a PhD in macrophage immunology from Oxford University and has clinical and research expertise in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
H.E Ambassador Prof. Nabhit Kapur – INDIA
Founder President of Peacful Mind Foundation (PMF)
H.E Ambassador Prof. Nabhit Kapur – INDIAFounder President of Peacful Mind Foundation (PMF)
A global advocate and relentless crusader of promoting mental health, Nabhit Kapur, from India, envisage a world free of mental health stigmas and taboos.
Through his exemplary work, indefatigable spirit and passionate endeavours he has been able to bring impactful transformative changes in several parts of the world including the African continent and the Middle East. A PsychoPreneur, author, TEDx speaker and globally decorated ambassador of mental health and peace with numerous recognitions globally. Kapur, is perhaps the youngest psychologist in the contemporary world, and only one from India, leading this remarkable movement to make mental health a household name.
Acclaimed as one of the world’s most influential psychologist by the FAAVM- Canada (a counterpart of Canadian government), Kapur is the founder President of PeacfulMind Foundation (PMF). Based in New Delhi, PeacfulMind Foundation (PMF) is a global organization registered with the United Nations (U.N.) Global Compact. The foundation is present in many countries across the world. Though not many people are listening and understanding the true meaning of mental wellbeing, the young crusader of mental health (as said by daily hunt news 25 April 2020) started many initiatives under the broad umbrella of PMF
GLOBAL YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FORUM (GYMHF): A global platform of PMF, also known as “Youth Forum”, which was launched in 2018 with the mission to create “better mindscapes for better tomorrow.” The forum’s focus areas are taking care of youth mental wellbeing with the help of youth activists, NGOs and psychologists at a global level focusing on training of individuals in psychological first aid. The forum platform is both online and offline. Until 2020 March PMF global youth forum has trained more than 12,654 youths globally.
PMF MUNICIPAL CORPORATION CENTER, NEW DELHI: On the World Mental Health Day 2019, PMF collaborated with the North Municipal Corporation of Delhi for opening a free Stress Management Centre and assisting the workforce and government officers for a stress free work and training them every week in work life balance. The PMF stress management center caters to 33,000+ employees of municipal cooperation and income tax department. All the trainings are under the super vision of Nabhit Kapur.
PMF FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19: Corona has turned lives upside down in India and led to its own set of psychological challenges that we just aren’t equipped to handle. This uncertainty in case of mental health has pushed our volunteers to reach out and listen around them, to ascertain whether people are facing any issues regarding their mental health and to help them address those issues. During this time between March and May 2020, Nabhit Kapur has trained 54 Volunteers called PMF COVID-19 envoys to reach out digitally to someone who needs help, post motivational quotes, psychological wellbeing help tips etc. Nabhit Kapur was the first one inn New Delhi to initiate this concept for which he was featured by Forbes India on 7 April 2020.
OPEN Mic MENTAL HEALTH KARAOKE: In another example of Kapur’s multi-pronged approach to his mission, this unique initiative used peer tutoring to bring mental health stability. The main idea focused here to motivate youth, adults, peers to speak and talk. Basics like sharing expressions, diary writing, ventilation of feelings etc. are focused in this group.
One of the most important aspects of PMF is Peacful Mind Mentors initiative started on 1 May 2020. PMF Mentors who are entrusted with driving the conversation around a healthy state of mind with listeners who will then step into a confident future. Peacful Mind Mentors are belonging to diverse backgrounds. These include various former heads of state, UN professionals, Professors etc.
His recent video highlighting the idea of “Mental health can become a global pandemic” in near future has gained a lot of viewership on social media and is being published as article by various media platforms. (https://youtu.be/rfEO1PQnj9A)
Apart from these, other path-breaking initiatives of Prof. Kapur are World leaders for mental health and Brave COVID-19 fund set to be announced soon.
For his exceptional work he has been featured by various online news panels and print magazines like Cooperate Investment times, Exelon magazine, Forbes, Statesman, daily hunt etc. (links are provided)
Some of his notable awards are Detail of award Awarding organisation Country Ghana Peace Award Ministry of interior Ghana Friends of Africa PALEDEC Nigeria Rex Karamveer Chakra Instituted by UN India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award
Tamil Nadu government India
Peace Ambassador Centre of Peace studies Srilanka
Dr Ninas Marehoff
African Peace Laureate African Union and
African Child foundation
Through his exemplary leadership this charismatic socio-entrepreneur is the harbinger of a new era, when mental health would be given its due importance sans the social stigma. However, for that, more concerted efforts at the global as well as the grassroots level are required.
He still feels, that mental health is largely an ignored issue among a large section of global population, including youth and people have a negative perception about mental health and don’t see it as an important issue as most of the times they don’t even know that it exists. Through his passionate social interventions and ground work, Prof. Kapur wants to exhort everyone to join this movement aimed towards making mental health a necessary aspect of everyone’s life.
Dr. Lambert Montevecchi
Founder of Boost Consulting
Dr. Lambert MontevecchiFounder of Boost Consulting
Lambert has spent the bulk of his career working for leading international management consulting firms
focused on performance improvement, business transformation and cost reduction.
In these companies, he held senior executive positions as business process analyst, head of auditing and
assessment and country manager.
The experience accumulated during those years conducting performance assessments and driving change
management projects for more than 200 clients belonging to the world’s leading multinational
corporations, government organizations, as well as to large and medium sized private companies in all
types of industries and services in 36 countries, has provided Lambert with a truly global vision.
Lambert applies his business analysis skills and is deep knowledge and understanding of the reality in the
“frontline” to bridge information and digital technologies with operational needs and constraints and make
them work best in the client’s interest.
In 2007 Lambert decided to apply his change management expertise to the Healthcare sector by creating Boost Consulting. Boost was founded with a mission to implement process, systems, organizational and behavioral changes in healthcare delivery, in order to improve the patient pathway; its quality and performance, whilst achieving measurable operational and financial gains.
Boost has carried out 30+ projects for major hospitals and healthcare organizations in four continents and
all are references. Lambert also acts as an advisor for digital health firms and is an “ambassador” for several
Lambert is multicultural: French citizen, attending English, American, French schools and universities in
Africa, Europe and the USA. Trilingual in English, French and Italian. Holds a PhD in political science and
international relations. Lives near Milan, Italy
Dr. Saul Kornik
Co-founder and CEO of Healthforce
Dr. Saul KornikCo-founder and CEO of Healthforce
Saul Kornik has a varied background ranging from healthcare to technology to finance to machine learning to culture change.
Saul is currently co-founder and CEO of Healthforce, an augmentation of technology and doctors that turns nurse-led clinics into effective and specialist health centres. Healthforce is a web application that enables real-time video connections between patients and nurses (or other primary care workers) with higher-level clinical skills (GPs, also specialists) for the delivery of multi-disciplinary team-based care. The technology reduces care costs, increases care and monitors and maintains clinical and patient-centric quality. Healthforce-supported nurses have run over 1 million consultations, and have completed over 80,000 telemedicine consultations with remote doctors..
Prior to Healthforce, in 2006, Saul co-founded Africa Health Placements (AHP), an organisation that works to get doctors to where they are needed most and to make them effective when they are there (through improving their clinical skills, their ability to fix systems and their resilience working in tough conditions). During his time, AHP placed over 4,200 doctors who served over 34 million people, mostly in rural Africa in public service. He served as CEO of AHP until the end of 2017 and he now serves as chairman of the organisation.
Saul has a postgraduate degree in machine learning and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has been awarded the Archbishop Tutu African Leadership Fellowship (2008), Yale World Fellowship (2013) and Rainer Arnhold Mulago Fellowship (2016).
Dr Consolata Wambui MUREITHI
Head of School of Nursing, Kigali Campus for Mount Kenya University
Dr Consolata Wambui MUREITHIHead of School of Nursing, Kigali Campus for Mount Kenya University
She has attained the followingDoctor of Literature and Philosophy in Health StudiesUniversity of South Africa, 2010M.Ed.University of Wales, Cardiff, 1996Diploma in CounsellingAmani Counselling Society, Nairobi, 1989Diploma in Advanced Nursing & Community HealthUniversity of Nairobi; 1977 – 1979Diploma in Kenya Registered Midwife (KRM),Medical Training Centre, Nairobi, 1974Diploma - Kenya Registered Nurse (KRN)Medical Training Centre, Nairobi, 1971
In her achievements Dr Consolata Wambui MUREITHI has supervised many (40) thesis in Master Programme in Public Health some of the related to disaster preparedness and Management
Dr. Krishna Murthy Venkateswaran
Founder of Sanitas Hospital
Dr. Krishna Murthy VenkateswaranFounder of Sanitas Hospital
Murthy developed a network of super-specialized surgeons in various disciplines who shared his values and got them to visit Sanitas regularly & perform major surgeries at half the cost overseas. Patients could be with their loved ones during their most vulnerable moments enjoying their familiar environment and food. The concept caught on big time and hundreds upon hundreds of Tanzanians have undergone surgeries that may have otherwise been exported or not done at all.
Sanitas, under Murthy’s leadership, is the only hospital in Tanzania that helps people suffering from Lymphoedema lead a near normal life.
In 2017 when Sanitas suffered a major setback that resulted in the loss of 80% revenues for three years, there were no redundancies; no pay cuts; no panic. Sanitas went about further improving their services and Murthy spoke at various seminars and conferences throughout the world, sharing ideas o
Rev. Millie McCarty
Founder and CEO, Ohio CSWMFT Board
Rev. Millie McCartyFounder and CEO, Ohio CSWMFT Board
Graduating Cum Laude from Defiance College with a B.A. Degree in Religious Education, Millie went on to receive her M.A Degree in Guidance and Counseling from The Ohio State University in 1981 and became a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in 1985.
Widely known in Ohio as a counselor and teacher, Millie’s background as a Director of Christian Education and Parenting Educator prepared her well as the founder of Lighthouse Counseling Services, directing this major therapy system for 20 years and writing her first publication, The Pathfinder; A Pathway of hope for troubled lives; A quick reference and intervention guide for pastors, counselors, doctors and other caregivers. Just before retiring, Millie began to write her second book on all that God had taught her during her years of counseling severe abuse clients. It was 2002 that Millie’s book compiling all the major teachings she had learned and put into her “new model”. This book, Pathways to Hope and Healing (PHH), was copyrighted in 2002 with a Children’s Workbook, and a Teacher’s Guide for Teachers of Children.
DR RAMNEEK AHLUWALIA
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HIGHER HEALTH
DR RAMNEEK AHLUWALIAChief Executive Officer (CEO) of HIGHER HEALTH
Dr Ahluwalia a is a seasoned, trained and qualified Medical doctor MBChB with over three years post graduate training in Internal Medicine (DNB). He is a registered Medical Practitioner with the three National Medical Councils of India, Mauritius & South Africa.
To augment his management experience, he has also completed his MBA with a gold medal from University of Cape Town, where he has gained invaluable experience strengthening his existing multi-cultural work experience in four diverse countries: India, Germany, Mauritius and in South Africa.
Further he also has a PhD (Doctorate of Philosophy) in Public Health, providing him with credibility towards building strong personal skills that has assisted him in leading various health organisations & projects within the above Four Diverse countries and offers a solutions and diverse expertise in handling and managing projects in both the developed and the developing world.
In his current position, he is a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HIGHER HEALTH. HIGHER HEALTH is a national entity that works on behalf of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and in partnership with Universities South Africa (USAf - the governing body for the public universities) and with the South African College of Principals Organisation (SACPO - the governing body for the Technical and Vocational Education Colleges -TVET), 26 public universities and 50 TVET colleges across South Africa. HIGHER HEALTH is dedicated to promoting the health and wellbeing of nearly two million students in the post-school education system. Our structures, implementing programmes, campaigns and a wide spectrum of health, wellness and psychosocial services cover over 420 campus sites, and rural, informal and urban settings across all 52 districts. The organisation achieves its goals in partnership with allied government departments, UN agencies, development agencies, the private sector and civil society organisations across South Africa. It operates through 70 district-based offices, three regional offices (based in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town) and a national office in Centurion.
He was previously the Country Director at Universities South Africa where he developed a comprehensive programme called the Higher Education HIV/AIDS Programme (HEAIDS).
Dr Ahluwalia also serves on several boards of various governmental & nongovernmental strategic advisory groups.
In his own capacity, he also served as a health expert on the South African Delegation for BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa) Academic forum and was also nominated as a Technical expert for the writing task team for health Declaration of BRICS summit India 2012. He has written many publications and articles on health; HIV & universal access to global health care.
He is one of the Lead authors of the book ‘In search of stability, security and growth BRICS and a new world order”. He has been also the chief editor of various publications and under his direction and leadership various Governmental and Sector based Polices and Strategic Frameworks were developed, and these are current national and Sectoral policies being followed in South Africa and Africa. He has also headed various National and Sector based Research projects and provided direction and forwards to various Publications and outputs. He has addressed as a keynote speaker at many International and National Conferences, forums and symposiums across the world & actively interacts-with local and international media.
Brian de Francesca
Founder of Ver2 Digital Medicine
Brian de FrancescaFounder of Ver2 Digital Medicine
Brian de Francesca is a Johns Hopkins educated expert in the use of digitalization and connectivity to improve healthcare quality, access and efficiency.
Most specifically, in the use of platform technologies to increase, optimize and improve healthcare human resources – for which there is a significant global need.
This has broad implications on healthcare staffing and facility design, development, number, location and the scope of services to be offered. Brian was first exposed to the tremendous potential of “digitalization and connectivity” in 1993, with the success of the world’s first tele-radiology program in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland at the Veterans Administration Medical Center. Brian has been a “super-user” of digitalization and connectivity (aka -telemedicine) ever since. He was deeply involved with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce e-commerce IBEX (International Business Exchange) project and conducted the some of the first global pilots of Digital Pathology. His company participated in the “Whole System Demonstrator Project” in the U.K., which was the largest randomized control trial of telehealth and telecare in the world and demonstrated the significant benefits of telemedicine; and also, remotely monitored over 35,000 patients in Europe for post discharge and chronic disease management. Brian has won awards for his TeleStroke program in Asia, Tele-medical education programs in Africa, the Frost and Sullivan 2018 “Telemedicine Leadership Award” and the 2018 International Life Sciences Awards for ‘Best Healthcare Staffing Solutions Provider,” for the services provide Ver2 in human resource capacity building, optimizing and quality improving; as well as the 2020 International Health Sciences award for “Best Digital Health Services Platform).
Brian maintains a full roster of international speaking and writing engagements, covering a wide array of healthcare topics from Quantum computing to artificial intelligence.
Brian has over 20 years international healthcare experience. He lived in Thailand for over a decade, where in addition to founding the region’s first biomedical engineering company – Asia Bio Systems; he also worked with Bangkok Hospital and Bumrungrad Hospital – both of which receive large numbers of medical tourists each year that benefited from his innovative use of telemedicine to support inbound and outbound medical where he was responsible for a wide network of healthcare facilities.
It was during this period that he refined his vision for a Virtual Healthcare Service Platform, which eventually became Ver2. He was the lead advisor to :IRYO – a European company that developed one of the first cloud based electronic health records, incorporating a full Blockchain technology foundation. He is an advocate for the formation of global research collaborative exchanges – to include not only humans, but synthetic intelligence (AI) as well. Brian is also an active member of The World Future Society.
In 2015, Brian founded Ver2 – an innovative telemedicine services platform, that received an Expo2020 Global Innovator’s Grant for its “Connecting Minds” medical education work in Africa. Ver2 was the first company in the world to successfully use Blockchain to support tele-medical education; and they are in the process of incorporating various artificial intelligence applications into their diagnostics platform modules.
One of Brian’s personal goals is to connect 700 refugee camps to healthcare and education resources over the Ver2 Platform.
Brian is a graduate of Johns Hopkins and Loyola Universities, a Fellow of The Advisory Board Company and holds a Certificate in Company Direction from “The \ Institute of Directors” (IOD). Brian presently resides in Dubai, UAE.
Dr Angela Migowa
Assistant Professor and Pediatric Rheumatologist in the department of Pediatrics and Child Health at Aga Khan University Nairobi
Dr Angela MigowaAssistant Professor and Pediatric Rheumatologist in the department of Pediatrics and Child Health at Aga Khan University Nairobi
Dr. Migowa is an Assistant Professor and Pediatric Rheumatologist in the department of Pediatrics and Child Health at Aga Khan University Nairobi, Kenya.
She completed her post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology at McGill University Health Centre, Montreal-Canada and holds a Masters in Paediatrics and Child Health (AKUH).
She is the Chair of the Paediatric Society of the African League Against Rheumatology Task Force Working Group (PAFLAR) which is mandate to oversee and advocate for Paediatric Rheumatology in Africa and also the National Vice Chair of the Kenya Paediatric Association.
Her interests include Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology, Adolescent Medicine, Leadership and Governance. She is currently a member of the PRES global taskforce and involved in collaborations with the Kenya Pediatric Association, ArthRheuma Society of Kenya, Allergy Society of Kenya, Association of Women in Rheumatology(AWIR), African League Against Rheumatism(AFLAR), Canadian Rheumatology Association(CRA), American College of Rheumatology(ACR), European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), Medical Women’s International Association(MWIA) and Women Leaders in Global Health Movement(WLGH).
In order to raise awareness for pediatric rheumatology and primary immunodeficiencies, she has held several lectures and conference presentations across Africa, Europe and North America among medical students, doctors, nurses and patient support groups. She has pioneered the implementation of the first A project in Kenya aimed at raising awareness for primary immunodeficiencies in Africa. She partners with patient support groups such as International Patient Organisation for Primary Immunodeficiencies (IPOPI) and Rare Disease Society of Kenya to raise awareness and advocate for patients with rheumatological and other rare diseases.She is a certified RCUK EPLS Instructor.
Dr. Lenias Hwenda
Founder and CEO of Medicines for Africa
Dr. Lenias HwendaFounder and CEO of Medicines for Africa
Lenias Hwenda is a passionate pan-Africanist who cares deeply about improving the health of people in Africa because she believes good health is key to lifting people out of poverty. Lenias is the Founder and CEO of Medicines for Africa, a social enterprise that provides high-impact services to buyers of medicines in African countries.
Lenias is a recognised international health affairs expert in the global politics of improving access to quality medical products by underserved communities. Her work as a health entrepreneur focuses on medicines procurement and supply chain management. Working with African governments in the past ten years, Lenias has contributed to several international negotiations including on global pandemic influenza preparedness. She recently co-chaired World Health Organization intergovernmental global negotiations on the transparency of markets for medicines, vaccines and other health products during the 2019 World Health Assembly.
Lenias is an influential thought leader who frequently contributes her insights and analysis of developments in global health and international health affairs through her Global Health Briefings on multiple digital platforms.
Dr Magret Maulana
Executive Director Healthcare Services for Premier Services Medical Investments
Dr Magret MaulanaExecutive Director Healthcare Services for Premier Services Medical Investments
Dr Magret Maulana is a qualified Doctor who studied MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and surgeries from University of Zimbabwe) She is currently studying a PhD in Healthcare Services Administration and has completed the following Executive Diploma in Business intelligence (Mount Carmel), Masters in leadership and management (University of Zimbabwe) andProject management Diploma (Harare Polytechnic)
Dr Maulana is currently the EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HEALTHCARE SERVICES for PSMI responsible for all Operations which include; healthcare Clinics, Dental Clinics, Rehabilitation units, EMS Units, Laboratory Units, Radiology Units, Pharmacies, Optometry Units, Hospitals and Renal Units plus the newly established Integrated Medical Centres.
She has worked in a hospital administrative capacity for 10years before she was promoted to the position of Director for the same Organization managing and leading the Hospital services which included 5PSMI private hospitals, 2 Dialysis units with a total of 35 Dialysis Chairs and 9 EMRAS bases and a fleet of 30 ambulances.
She was also assigned to be a member of the Zimbabwe MOHCC COVID 19 case management pillar responsible for emergency medical services during the period of the COVID 19 pandemic in Zimbabwe
Dr Maulna is the vice chairperson of the Zimbabwe Emergency Medical services for the past two years and Director of the EMRAS Training school running training in Basic First Aid, Ambulance technician, BLS, ACLS and industrial and mining health and safety courses in Zimbabwe.
Socially, she is a I am a practising medical professional and mother of two adult children. A golfer and sports administrator for women football, women rugby in Zimbabwe.
Dr Jane Thomason
Co-Founder of the British Blockchain and Frontier Technology Association
Dr Jane ThomasonCo-Founder of the British Blockchain and Frontier Technology Association
Dr Jane is a thought leader in technological innovations and blockchain for social good. Recognised in Forbes Magazine (2018) and The Introducer Magazine (2019) as a leader in Blockchain for Social Impact, Jane is a firm believer in the potential of Blockchain and Frontier Technologies for global social impact. She is focussed on emerging economies and how Frontier Technologies can accelerate poverty reduction and improve service delivery. She is a Co-Founder of the British Blockchain and Frontier Technology Association, Fellow of the Australian Digital Commerce Association and Section Chief Co-Editor Blockchain for Good: for Frontiers in Blockchain. She is a regular blockchain hackathon judge and mentor including London Blockchain Week, London Fintech Week, Consensys Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition Hackathon and EOS Global Hackathons. She believes that the next wave of transformational innovation will be from emerging economies. She has published a book on Blockchain and global social change
John Masud Parvez
Founder and President, Vietnam Social Health Revolution (VSHR)
John Masud ParvezFounder and President, Vietnam Social Health Revolution (VSHR)
Chief Information Officer (CIO) / Group IT Director, Hoan Medical Corporation.
John Masud Parvez is the CIO/ Group IT Director for Hoan Medical Corporation. In this role, he is leading the technology operation and also performing the digital transformation for 15 hospitals, 6 clinics, which has 5000 staffs and severing 4 million patients per year. Previously he was Head of IT Project development for RMIT University, successfully performed the digital transformation to turn RMIT University Vietnam to a university of technology and design. Every technology pieces of RMIT University Vietnam, where all his projects are to create the Australian student experience and business-operating model. This transformation covered RMIT Vietnam’s all campuses – Ho Chi Minh, Ha Noi and a new campus at Da Nang city.
In social life, He did his 4-year’s research on health eco system to a non profit organization named – Vietnam Social Health Revolution (VSHR). The vision and mission of VSHR is to make Vietnam successful on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 3 (health), 4 (Education and 17 (partnership for goals). Currently VSHR has 260 members, 15 nationwide initiatives and supported 250,000 Vietnamese people in last 2 year of time. To know more please visit – www.health-revolution.org. Besides being founder, he is also the President and leading the team of 260 VSHR members to drive the initiative toward to its goals.
Previous Role Head of Digital Transformation projects, RMIT University.
Recent Speeches and Keynotes
- Chairman, Keynote speaker and panelist, Asian Patient Experience Conference, 2019, Singapore.
- Presenter at the HIMSS, 2019, Bangkok, Thailand. • Speaker and Judge of Health 4.0, 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.
- Keynote speaker, panelist for Asia IOT Business Platform, 2019, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
- Keynote Speaker at the Modernization of Healthcare, 2020, Ho Chi Minh Vietnam.
- Keynote speaker, panelist for Digital Transformation Summit, 2019, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
- Speaker and panelist for ReThink CIO Conference, 2019, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
- Speaker and panelist for Digital Transformation of Industry, 2019, Ho Chi Minh Vietnam.
- Keynote speaker, panelist for Information Security Conference, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
Dr. Debashis Das
MBBS (MKCG, Odisha), M.D (AIIMS, New Delhi), PGP Diabetology (Johns Hopkins USA), MBA (Leeds UK)
Dr. Debashis DasMBBS (MKCG, Odisha), M.D (AIIMS, New Delhi), PGP Diabetology (Johns Hopkins USA), MBA (Leeds UK)
- Consultant Physician & Diabetologist, Sagar Healthcare & Sidhi Vinayak Diagnostic Centre, Andheri East, Mumbai
- Head - New Strategic Initiatives, External Collaborations & Government Affairs, USV Pvt Ltd
- Advisor to BIRAC, Dept. of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India for Start-ups in the field of Medical Devices, Diagnostics & Healthcare
- Former Head - Healthcare & Life Sciences, Department for International Trade, British High Commission, Govt. of UK
- Has over 18 years of experience in the Medical Devices & Pharmaceutical Industry in the South Asia region.