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 52 Country Advisors who will, over a two year term (2012-14):

  • 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 Holyoke (Massachussets), USA
Dr Mark Atkinson Gainesville, USA
Dr Silver Bahendeka Kampala, Uganda
Mr Stéphane Besançon  Bamako, Mali
Dr Stuart Brink Boston, USA
Dr Larry Deeb Tallahassee, USA
Mr Neil Donelan Ballarat, Australia
Dr Deborah Edidin Chicago, USA
Dr John Gattorna Sydney, Australia
Dr Ragnar Hanas Uddevalla, Sweden
Mr Manny Hernandez Berkeley, USA
Sir Michael Hirst Edinburgh, Scotland
Assoc Prof Alicia Jenkins Sydney, Australia
Prof Francine Kaufman Los Angeles, USA
Assoc. Prof. Lori Laffel Boston, USA
Ms Lurline Less Kingston, Jamaica
Prof Jean-Claude Mbanya Yaounde, Cameroon
Prof Antoinette Moran Minnesota, USA
Prof Trevor Orchard Pittsburgh, USA
Mr Ron Raab Melbourne, Australia
Dr Kaushik Ramaiya Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Dr Jean-Jacques Robert Paris, France
Prof James Ron Minneapolis, USA
Dr Shaukat M. Sadikot Mumbai, India
Mr Phil Southerland Atlanta, USA
Mr Brian Wentzell Nova Scotia, Canada
COUNTRY ADVISORS
Dr Gunduz Ahmadov AZERBAIJAN, Baku
Prof Kishwar Azad BANGLADESH, Dhaka
Dr Elizabeth Duarte de Muñoz BOLIVIA, Cochabamba
Ms Sylvia Perry CAYMAN ISLANDS, Grand Cayman
ING Jose Antonio Lopez DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Santo Domingo
Dr Marguerite de Clerck DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, Kinshasa
Dr María Paulina Mantilla ECUADOR, Quito
Mrs Aracely Basurto Calderon ECUADOR, Guayaquil
Mr Rezene Araya ERITREA, Asmara
Dr Ahmed Reja ETHIOPIA, Addis Ababa
Dr Rigamoto Taito FIJI, Lautoka
Mrs Elizabeth Denyoh GHANA, Accra
Dr Emmanuel Ameyaw GHANA, Kumasi
Dr Raul Velasco GUATEMALA, Guatemala City
Dr Marcia Bassier-Paltoo GUYANA, Georgetown
Dr Nancy Charles Larco HAITI, Port-au-Prince
Dr Santosh Gupta INDIA, Haridwar; USA, St. Louis
Dr Sharad Pendsey INDIA, Nagpur
Dr Nihal Thomas INDIA, Vellore
Dr Ramadan Yousif Mohamed IRAQ, Erbil
Ms Lurline Less JAMAICA, Kingston
Dr Lucy Wainaina Mungai KENYA, Nairobi
Mr Victor Doolakeh Taryor LIBERIA, Ganta
Dr Wilson Wang LIBERIA, Monrovia
Ms Aishath Shiruhana REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES, Male
Mr Stéphane Besançon MALI, Bamako
Professor S.A. Sidibe MALI, Bamako
Dr Amina Balafrej MOROCCO, Rabat
Ms Gisela Ayala MEXICO, Mexico City
Ms Laura G de Quitinilla MEXICO, Monterrey
Maria Elena Mota Oropeza MEXICO, Guadalajara
Dr Buddish Paudyal NEPAL, Patan
Dr Shrijana Rishi 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 Sioksoan Chan-Cua PHILIPPINES, Manila
Mrs Rosa Sy PHILIPPINES, Manila
Mr Francois Gishoma RWANDA, Kigali
Dr Mahen Wijesuriya SRI LANKA, Colombo
Dr Huda Haroun SUDAN, Gezira
Dr Mohamed Ahmed Abdullah SUDAN, Khartoum
Dr Salomat Kasimova Jamolovna 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 Huỳnh Thị Vũ Quỳnh VIETNAM, Ho Chi Minh City
Mr Ngoni Chigwana ZIMBABWE, Harare