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.

MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY GROUP 2012-2014

International Advisors

Dr Holley Allen

USA, Holyoke (Massachussets)

Dr Mark Atkinson

USA, Gainesville,

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

Neil Donelan

AUSTRALIA, Ballarat

Dr Deborah Edidin

USA, Chicago

Dr John Gattorna

AUSTRALIA, Sydney

Dr Ragnar Hanas

SWEDEN, Uddevalla

Prof Nam Cho

KOREA, Seoul

Emma Naughton

USA, Minneapolis

Wayne Edwards

USA, Tallahassee

Serge Langlois

CANADA, Montréal

Zobida Ragbirsingh

Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

Charles Renfroe

USA, San Fransisco

Manny Hernandez

USA, Berkeley

Assoc Prof Alicia Jenkins

AUSTRALIA, Sydney

Prof Francine Kaufman

USA, Los Angeles

Assoc. Prof. Lori Laffel

USA, Boston

Lurline Less

JAMAICA, Kingston

Prof Antoinette Moran

USA, Minnesota

Prof Trevor Orchard

USA, Pittsburgh

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

 

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 Nkurunziza Innocent

BURUNDI, Bujumbura

Ms Lorraine Fraser-King

CAMBODIA, Siem Reap

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 Argueta

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

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

Dr John Mangwiro

ZIMBABWE, Harare
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