LFAC Medical and Scientific Advisory Group

The Life for a Child Medical and Scientific Advisory Group was set up to support the Programme in achieving its vision that “No child should die of diabetes”. The group is composed of 26 International Advisors and 70 Country Advisors. Who will:

  • Advise on new initiatives that are being planned - e.g. reduction of misdiagnosis, management of microalbuminuria
  • Assist with site visits/assessments, and establishment of twinning/mentoring relationships
  • Assist with the development of educational resources in different languages
  • Identify special needs/new directions for the Programme
  • Advise on the development of training programmes

The International Advisors bring a wealth of knowledge that covers not only medical specialities but also science, law, social media, human rights, sport, management and supply chain expertise, leadership of international diabetes associations, and advocacy.

The Country Advisors are the ‘local champions’ of Life for a Child, and work tirelessly in their country to support children and youth with diabetes and families in need. Without their work on the ground, the Programme would be unable to continue.

The establishment of the Medical & Scientific Advisory Group provides Life for a Child with the opportunity to formally recognise a select group of dedicated individuals who make such an important contribution to the Programme’s success.

LFAC Medical and Scientific Advisory Group 2012-2014

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORS
Dr Holley Allen USA, Holyoke (Massachussets)
Dr Mark Atkinson USA, Gainesville,
Mr Stéphane Besançon  MALI, Bamako
Dr Stuart Brink USA, Boston
Dr Declan Cody IRELAND, Dublin
Dr Debra Cohen USA, San Francisco
Dr Larry Deeb USA, Tallahassee
Mr Neil Donelan AUSTRALIA, Ballarat
Dr Deborah Edidin USA, Chicago
Dr Richard Firth IRELAND, Dublin
Dr John Gattorna AUSTRALIA, Sydney
Dr Ragnar Hanas SWEDEN, Uddevalla,
Mr Manny Hernandez USA, Berkeley
Assoc Prof Alicia Jenkins AUSTRALIA, Sydney
Prof Francine Kaufman USA, Los Angeles
Assoc. Prof. Lori Laffel USA, Boston
Ms Lurline Less JAMAICA, Kingston
Prof Antoinette Moran USA, Minnesota
Prof Trevor Orchard USA, Pittsburgh
Mr Ron Raab AUSTRALIA, Melbourne
Dr Kaushik Ramaiya TANZANIA, Dar es Salaam
Dr Jean-Jacques Robert FRANCE, Paris
Prof James Ron USA, Minneapolis
Dr Shaukat M. Sadikot INDIA, Mumbai
Mr Phil Southerland USA, Atlanta
Mr Brian Wentzell CANADA, Nova Scotia
COUNTRY ADVISORS
Dr Gunduz Ahmadov AZERBAIJAN, Baku
Prof Kishwar Azad BANGLADESH, Dhaka
Dr Bedowra Zabeen BANGLADESH, Dhaka
Dr Elizabeth Duarte de Muñoz BOLIVIA, Cochabamba
Dr Jospeh Drabo BURKINA FASO, Ouagadougou
Dr Kamwenubusa Godefrod BURUNDI, Bujumbura
Ms Lorraine Fraser-King CAMBODIA, Siem Reap
Ms Sylvia Perry CAYMAN ISLANDS, Grand Cayman
Dr Gaspard Kouriah CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, Yaoundé
Ing Jose Antonio Lopez DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Santo Domingo
Dr Marguerite de Clerck DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, Kinshasa
Sra María Paulina Mantilla ECUADOR, Quito
Mrs Aracely Basurto Calderon ECUADOR, Guayaquil
Mr Rezene Araya ERITREA, Asmara
Dr Goitom Mebrahtu ERITREA, Asmara
Dr Ahmed Reja ETHIOPIA, Addis Ababa
Mrs Elizabeth Denyoh GHANA, Accra
Dr Emmanuel Ameyaw GHANA, Kumasi
Dr Suzana Soto GUATEMALA, Guatemala City
Dr Janina Arguetor GUATEMALA, Guatemala City
Dr Glynis Alonzo Nestor GUYANA, Georgetown
Dr Nancy Charles Larco HAITI, Port-au-Prince
Dr Banshi Saboo INDIA, Ahmedabad
Dr Santosh Pokhrel INDIA, Bangalore
Prof's MV & S Jali INDIA, Belgaum
Dr Santosh Gupta INDIA, Haridwar; USA, St. Louis
 Dr Sandeep Julka INDIA, Indore
Dr G D Ramchandani INDIA, Kota
Dr Sharad Pendsey INDIA, Nagpur
Dr Nihal Thomas INDIA, Vellore
Prof A Mythili INDIA, Visakhapatnam
Ms Lurline Less JAMAICA, Kingston
Prof Errol Morrison JAMAICA, Kingston
Dr Lucy Wainaina Mungai KENYA, Nairobi
Mr Victor Doolakeh Taryor LIBERIA, Ganta
Mr Patrick Mantor LIBERIA, Monrovia
Ms Aishath Shiruhana REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES, Malé
Mr Stéphane Besançon MALI, Bamako
Professor S.A. Sidibe MALI, Bamako
Dr Beatrice Matanje-Mwagomba MALAWI, Lilongwe
Mr Wane Alghassoum MAURITANIA , Nouakchott
Ms Gisela Ayala MEXICO, Mexico City
Ms Laura G de Quitinilla MEXICO, Monterrey
Maria Elena Mota Oropeza MEXICO, Guadalajara
Dr Santosh Pokhrel NEPAL, Butwal
Dr Buddish Paudyal NEPAL, Patan
Dr Subhana Karki NEPAL, Kanti
Dr Biola Oduwole NIGERIA, Lagos
Dr Jerome B.E. Elusiyan NIGERIA, Ile-Ife
Prof Yakoob Ahmedani PAKISTAN, Karachi
Dr Asher Fawaad PAKISTAN, Karachi
Prof Jamal Raza PAKISTAN, Karachi
Dr Sioksoan Chan-Cua PHILIPPINES, Manila
Mrs Rosa Sy Allyn PHILIPPINES, Manila
Prof Evariste Bouenizabila REPUBLIC OF CONGO, Brazzaville
Dr Charley Loumade Elenga-Bongo REPUBLIC OF CONGO, Pointe Noire
Mr Crispin Gishoma RWANDA, Kigali
Dr Mahen Wijesuriya SRI LANKA, Colombo
Ms Lydia Atkins ST LUCIA, Castries
Dr Mohamed Ahmed Abdullah SUDAN, Khartoum
Dr Tohir Tagoyov TAJIKISTAN, Dushanbe
Ms Lauren McGill TAJIKISTAN, Dushanbe
Dr Kaushik Ramaiya TANZANIA, Dar es Salaam
Dr K.P. Tossou TOGO, Lome
Dr Silver Bahendeka UGANDA, Kampala
Prof Said Ismailov UZBEKISTAN, Tashkent
Dr Chi Nguyendiem VIETNAM, Hue
Dr Huỳnh Thị Vũ Quỳnh VIETNAM, Ho Chi Minh City
Ms Tendai Gutu ZIMBABWE, Harare