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Prof. Dr. Hematram
Professor Dr. Hematram Yadav is former professor of Community Medicine Department in MAHSA University, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Prior to this appointment he was Head of Community Medicine in International Medical University and also Head of Family Health. Division in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine in University Malaya (UM) and the Head of Family Health and Development Division in the Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia. He received his basic medical degree (MBBS) from University of Kerala, India and went on to do his Masters in Public Health (MPH) in University Malaya and MBA from Boston University. He has over 40 years of experience in the field of Public Health both locally and internationally. He worked as a consultant for WHO, UNICEF and In Develop (Sweden) mainly in countries in the Western Pacific Region in areas such as Primary Health Care, Maternal and Child Health Care, and Health Services Management in several countries. While in the Ministry of Health (MOH) he conducted several workshops in the area of Health and Hospital management both locally and in the Western Pacific region. He has organized several public health conferences besides he has also served in several technical committees and as Organizing Chairman of several conferences.
He has published more than 90 papers, author of several books and has presented technical papers in both local and international level. During his career in Ministry of Health he served as Chairman of the Reproductive Health Meeting organized by the Family Health Division at World Health Organization (WHO) HQ in Geneva, and also as Vice-Chairman of the Members of Interested Parties Meeting (MIP) in WHO HQ. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Malaysia (FAMM) Public Health Chapter and is on editorial boards of several journals. He has participated in several research projects and his current research interest is on maternal mortality and birth weight of infants. For his work he has received several awards locally and he is a recipient of the prestigious Hind Rattan Award from the NRI Welfare Society of India New Delhi for his work in the area of public health.
Dr. Alene H. Gelbard has over four decades of international experience advancing social and economic development. During the last 15 years, she has focused on helping businesses become more engaged in improving community well-being based on the experiences and perspectives of businesses. Results include a highly successful model for business/community organization partnership building that has produced sustainable local resources for partnership building in Indonesia. Today, a network of hundreds of businesses and community organizations in that country use the resources to increase their abilities to partner. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Social Enterprise in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C. where she has taught business-nonprofit partnership building for the past six years.
She created ACCESS Partnerships as a successor to ACCESS Health Worldwide (ACCESS HW), a project she created and ran at the Public Health Institute (PHI) from 2004 – 2016. Her prior experience includes advising policymakers, program directors, and researchers on how to use data for effective policymaking and program development and management. Her positions include Senior Population Policy Advisor for the US Agency for International Development USAID) in Washington, DC, Senior Communications Advisor on Health, Population, and Nutrition for USAID/Indonesia, Advisor to the Ministry of Planning and Coordination in Bolivia, and Policy Analyst for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). As director of international programs at the nonprofit Population Reference Bureau (PRB), she served on U.S. delegations to several international conferences on development in the 1990s. She has lived and worked in Indonesia, Bolivia, France, Brazil, and the Philippines and worked in other countries in Asia, Latin American and Africa. She speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese, and limited Indonesian. She has a doctorate in population dynamics from the Bloomberg School of Public Health/Johns Hopkins University and a BA in French from the University of Washington.
Strengths include strategic planning, leadership, management, design thinking, coalition and network building, and oral and written communication skills, especially in multicultural and multilingual settings.
Alene H. Gelbard,
Founder and Principal, ACCESS Partnerships, Adjunct Professor of Social Enterprise, American University,
Senior Research Manager
Umeå University, Sweden
Dr. Raman Preet is a trained dentist (from India) with a specialization in dental public health (from University College London) and a Master of Public Health (from Umeå University, Sweden). She is currently leading the coordination of the European Union Climate Change and Health Cluster comprised of six projects, representing project IDAlert, funded under the European Union’s Horizon Europe scientific research initiative. This includes 100+ research groups from 28 countries with a total of 60 million Euros.
While based at the Department of Epidemiology and Global Health and Unit of Sustainable Health, at Umeå University, she works as a Senior Research Manager. She has more than 25 years of work experience expanding as a clinical dentist, educator, and researcher in global public health and global oral health. During the last 12 years, she has managed the implementation and coordination of multi-disciplinary transnational global health research projects, leading the communication and dissemination work for a larger impact. She is an expert health research project manager and coordinator who actively consults institutions to prepare research grant proposals supporting both the pre-award and post-award grant details.
Dr. Raman advocates for the inclusion of global health across disciplines and professions, by interacting with various health professional groups and teaches global health to medical, dental, and public health students at Umeå University. She lectures nationally and internationally on various topics like sustainable development goals in global health, coordinating collaborations, effective communication, and a systems thinking approach for leading change and development. As a member of the Swedish Society of Medicine’s Committee on Global Health, Dr. Raman supports various efforts in medical education in Sweden and is acknowledged as a global health professional in the ‘Women in Global Health’ Sweden Chapter. She is recognized as a distinguished alumnus by her home institution in India.
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