Health Advisers & Partnerships
A global health specialist with more than 25 years of experience with organizations such as the Global Business Coalition (GHChealth), the French Investor Council in Africa and WHO. She founded a public health journal, Africa Medicine and Health, of which she was editor-in-chief for about 13 years.
Thérèse’s expertise at the intersection of international advocacy, North South and South South exchanges and cooperation is now being used to join efforts to eliminate cervical cancer, and beyond, for improving women’s health.
She is passionate about access to innovations and new communication technologies to reach the objectives.
In this spirit, Therese is much involved in exploring new approaches to co-infections and co-morbidities, such as HPV and HIV-/AIDS ou HPV and SRH (Sexual Reproductive Health), while improving social impact and access to health of the local communities, especially those in greatest needs.
Dr. Veronique Inès Thouvenot
Co-founder and Scientific Director at the Millennia2025 Foundation “Women and Innovation” PuF, where she heads the “Women and eHealth” International Working Group, the Global Network of Women in Telemedicine, the Women Observatory for eHealth and Zero Mothers Die Initiative. She worked at UN agencies, the International Telecommunication Union, as eHealth Advisor, and the World Health Organization, as scientist in the eHealth unit. Previously, she was researcher and evaluation officer at the European Center of Humanitarian Health where she conducted field missions in Africa, and organised international events and workshops. She holds a Ph.D in Advanced Mathematics and Decision Support Systems in Humanitarian Health, an MBA in Project Management, and post graduate diplomas in Medical Law and Health Economy from the University of Medicine in Lyon, France.
Vice President of the ‘Université Numérique Francophone Mondiale’ (UNFM), and is a consultant for eSanté diabetes programs in French-speaking Africa. Clinical practitioner, Line has worked in various hospitals of Public Assistance. She has, among other things, managed the telemedicine service from 2005 to 2010 of the European Hospital Georges Pompidou. Today, it is continuing its commitment to the use of new technologies with UNFM to provide distance education to developing countries, particularly for chronic diseases and diabetes. She is also a Consultant for the “Be He @ lthy, Be Mobile” Program, resulting from a collaboration between the World Health Organization and the International Telecommunication Union.
Dr Sharon KapambweDr. Sharon Kapambwe graduated from the University of Zambia School of Medicine in 2003 with a degree in Surgery and Medicine. She worked as a senior resident medical doctor from 2003-2005 at University Teaching Hospital in Zambia. In 2005, she joined the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia as Research Medical Officer in the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN 055/035). In 2007, she pursued a Masters in Public Health looking at the development of health programs in developing countries at the Royal Tropical Institute under Vrije University in the Netherlands. She joined the cervical cancer prevention program as Program Manager in 2008, and was promoted to Co-Director in 2014. In 2015 Dr Kapambwe was seconded to the Ministry of Health where she will continue to lead efforts to scale-up high quality cervical and breast cancers services and other key interventions at a National level. She has co-authored several manuscripts on cervical cancer prevention efforts in Zambia.She is an executive member of the Medical Women’s Association of Zambia which looks primarily into maternal and child health advocacy in Zambia.
Pr Laurent Belec
Pr Belec has been invested in the fight against HIV / AIDS over the past 20 years, as a professor of virology and researcher. He is the Head of Medical Virology Unit, European Hospital Georges Pompidou (HEGP), Paris, since 2000. He is a teacher at the Faculty of Medicine Paris Descartes, (Paris V), Sorbonne Paris Cité, since 1990. As a researcher, he is collaborating with the Institute National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Paris, and several research teams in sub-Saharan Africa.
Abdulsalami Nasidi, MD, Ph.D, is a physician with more than 32 years of experience in clinical medicine, public health, virology, and the development of vaccines and biological products. As Chair/Executive Officer of the Reach Care Foundation, Nigeria, Pr Nasidi is interested in moving forward women’s health, cervical cancer in particular.
Former Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, he also headed the Federal Vaccine Production Laboratory in Yaba, Nigeria for 7 years. As Nigeria’s Chief Epidemiologist in 1991, he helped develop disease surveillance and notification system. With the outbreak of H1N1, he played an active role in establishing a Nigerian laboratory in Abuja capable of diagnosing the influenza viruses, which then became the WHO reference laboratory for the country.