global health and epidemiology

Dr. Raman Preet

(Conference Adviser)
Research Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer
Dept. of Epidemiology and Global Health
Umeå University

Raman Preet is a dental public health professional with expertise in global health based at the Dept of Epidemiology and Global Health (EpiGH) at Umeå University, Sweden, currently serving as the Research Coordinator and Equal Opportunity Officer of the Dept of EpiGH. Having gained rich experience in health consortia management and working with teams in diverse cultures and contexts is competent in international research coordination; communication & dissemination; and diplomacy. Since last 9 years has been working with many large international multidisciplinary public health research projects especially European Union-funded grants on arboviral diseases involving around 38 organisations in 20 countries, presently Co-Coordinator of an ongoing EU H2020 health research project, ZikaPLAN.

As a voice for the inclusion and implementation of global health across disciplines and professions, Dr. Raman interacts with various health professional groups and teaches global health to medical, dental and public health students at Umeå University. She lectures nationally and internationally various topics especially project coordination, sustainable development goals in global health, gender perspective, and systems thinking approach to planning and management in public health.

With a bachelor’s degree in Dentistry (1998, India), MSc in Dental Public Health (2004, London) and Master in Public Health (2009, Sweden) Dr Raman has more than 15 years of teaching and 20 years of working experience in provision of dental care, public health and global health. As a member of the Swedish Society of Medicine’s Committee on Global Health supports various efforts in medical education. She served as an invited expert of the TDR (UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases) for contributing in the creation of a toolkit for incorporating gender analysis into research on infectious diseases. She features as a global health professional in the ‘Women in Global Health’ Sweden Chapter and is recognised as distinguished alumnus by her home institution in India.

research journal

Prof. Dr. Hematram Yadav

(Co – Chair)
Sr. Public Health Specialist

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.

Child health

Prof. Dr. Rusli Bin Nordin

(Co – Chair)
Head of School of Medicine
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Taylor’s University


Professor Dr Rusli Bin Nordin is currently Professor and Head of the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor’s University, Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. He was formerly Professor of Public Health Medicine and Head of the Clinical School Johor Bahru, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia.

Prof Rusli was a Colombo Plan Scholar and graduated in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia in 1980 and obtained his Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Malaya, a Doctorate in Medical Sciences (DrMedSc) from The University of Tokyo, Japan under the Ronpaku Doctoral Program, and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (GCHE) from Monash University. Prof Rusli is an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine Ireland (Hon FFOMI), Fellow of the Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Malaysia (FAOEMM), Fellow of Public Health Medicine Malaysia (FPHMM) and Member of the Academy of Medicine Malaysia (AMM). Currently he serves on the Council of the Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Malaysia (AOEMM). He is an Editorial Board Member of several international journals including Industrial Health, International Journal of Public Health Research, Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, and Journal of Medical Safety and is also a reviewer for several international journals. He has supervised many Masters of Public Health and PhD students and is active as an external examiner for masters and doctoral candidates. He has more than 100 publications in both local and international journals and has authored 10 books and chapters and has presented scientific papers in both local and international conferences, seminars and workshops.

Health care conference

Alene H. Gelbard, PhD

(Co-Chair & Keynote Speaker)
Founder and Principal, ACCESS Partnerships
Adjunct Professor of Social Enterprise, American University, Washington D.C.

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Speech Title: “Innovation in Business-Nonprofit Partnership Building for Healthier Communities”

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.

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The Scientific Committee consists of the experts in the field from many different countries in the world. The Committee Members evaluate your abstracts and provide insights to improve those further. According to the final decision given by them, you would be able to process further tasks for attending the conference.

Scientific Committee Members

Dr. Alene H. Gelbard, American University, USA

Prof. Dr. Hematram Yadev, Sr. Public Health Specialist, Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Rusli Bin Nordin, Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Dr. Verónica Fuentes Cáceres, University of Chile, Chile

Dr. Thanh Cong Bui, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, United States

Dr. Sharmila Borkar, Sridora Caculo College, India

Dr. Fareena Ruzaik, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Associate Prof. Khadija Leena, North South University, Bangladesh

Dr. Farhan Abdul Rauf, Public Health & Preventive Medicine, UAE

Dr. Pooja Gupta, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

Dr. Bill Jay Pedron, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Philippines

Dr. Fazidah Aguslina Siregar, North Sumatera University, Indonesia

Dr. Rakesh Bhoosha Sharma, UP Government of India, India

Dr. Saira Mehnaz, Aligarh Muslim University, India

Dr. Samia Ahmed Khan, The Agha Khan University, Pakistan

Dr. Shamsun Naher, BRAC Centre, Bangladesh

Dr. Aris Widayati, Universitas Sanata Dharma (USD), Indonesia

Brig (Dr) Vijay Mehta, Sikkim Manipal University, India

Dr. Nathanael Sirili Muhimbili, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania

Dr. Jo Ann Andoy Galvan, Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Prof. Forhad Akhtar Zaman, Sikkim Manipal University, India

Dr. Narendra Babu, Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Dr. Ahmed Hossain, North South University, Bangladesh

Dr. Sphiwe Madiba , Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, South Africa

Dr. Low Bin Seng, Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Dr. Nilanjana Ghosh, North Bengal Medical College, India

Dr. Normawati Ahmad, Institute for Health Behavioural Research, Malaysia

Dr. Irfan Nowroze Noor, National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine, Bangladesh

Dr. Frances Nwanneka Ilika, USAID Funded Health Policy Plus, Nigeria

Dr. Shahnur Begum, TFE Global & Subsidiaries, Malaysia

Dr. Satish Kumar, District Programme Officer for National Vector borne Diseases, India

Dr. Adiatma Y.M Siregar, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia

Dr. Sapna S. Patil, Taylor’s University, Malaysia

Dr. Fingani Annie Mphande-Nyasulu, TIA Bio-Consulting, Malawi

Dr. Nasrin Banu Laskar, Sikkim Manipal University, India

Dr. Hasanain Ghazi, International Medical School, Management and Science University, Malaysia

Dr. Abdul Rohim Tualeka, Airlangga University, Indonesia

Dr. Meram Mohammed Ali Azzani, MAHSA University, Malaysia

Dr. VT Krishnadas Menon, Amala Medical College, India

Dr. Supat Chupradit, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Dr. Joseph Odhiambo Onyango, Strathmore University, Kenya

Dr. Subash Chandra Sonkar, NUS Life-science Pvt Ltd, India

Dr. Stanley Idika Ukpai, Development Research and Projects Center, Nigeria

Dr. Tasbeen Akhtar Sheekha, Universal Medical College Research Center, Bangladesh

Dr. Ng Chiat Yin, UCSI, Malaysia

Dr. Richa A Shete, Topiwala National Medical College, India

Dr. Hanin Farhana Kamaruzaman, Malaysia Health Technology Assessment Section (MaHTAS), Malaysia

Dr. Khan Iqbal Aqeel, Sarojini Naidu Medical College, India

Dr. Okoye Obianuju Chinelo, Anambra State Ministry of Health, Nigeria

Dr. Amirah Ellyza Wahdi, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

Dr. Okechukwu Paulinus Ossai, Enugu State Ministry of Health, Nigeria

Dr. Cri Sajjana Prajna Wekadigunawan, Esa Unggul University, Indonesia

Dr. Billy Jay N. Pedron, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute, Philippines

Dr. Ayesha AIRifai, Arab American University in Palestine & Birzeit University- Occupied Palestine

Dr. Samridhi Nigam, Prasanna School of Public Health, India

Dr. Rubaiya Matin Chandrima, National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine (NIPSOM), Bangladesh

Dr. Nanuli Ninashvili, Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia

Dr. Roza Sarimin, Ministry of Health Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. Mark Fuellemann, Practice & Experience Ltd, Switzerland

Dr. Dipendra Kumar Yadav, Pokhara University, Nepal

Dr. Gertjan Van Stam, Macha Works, Zimbabwe

Dr. Amaranath Karunanayake, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Dr. Santosh Kumar Mishra, S. N. D. T. Women’s University, India

Dr. Yasmin Siddiqua, Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs (JHUCCP), Bangladesh

Dr Sumit Kar, Sikkim Manipal University, India

Dr. Mohammad Kamruzzaman Khan, Mymensingh Medical College, Bangladesh

Dr. Rajni Sharma, Government of India, India

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Conference Convener

Public health journals

Mr. Isanka Gamage
The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka
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