Dr. Carme Carrion
Doctoral degree in Chemistry, from the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology programme at the University of Barcelona (2002). Master's degree in Biotechnology from the University of Barcelona (UB), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) (1995). Master's degree in Conflictology from the UOC (2008). She is currently professor at the UOC and associate professor at the University of Girona.
Dr. Lise Aurélie Claude Grout
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the National Veterinary School of Paris (France) in 2008, with a specialization in animal epidemiology and tropical diseases, Master in Public Health at the University of Paris XI in 2008. She undertook a fellowship in the French Field Epidemiology Training Programme (PROFET) 2009-2010. Since then, Dr Lise Grout has worked as an epidemiologist with MSF-Epicentre (2010-2013) on different projects (outbreak response, vaccine effectiveness and safety studies) and with the Collectif les Morts de la Rue (2012-2014) on the implementation of a surveillance system of homeless people mortality in France. Since 2014, she has been working in the Department of control of Neglected Tropical Diseases at the World Health Organization in Geneva.
Ms Peninah Kariuki
Masters of Science in Management, University of Liverpool (2017), Bachelor of Commerce, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (2013), Diploma in Teaching, Shanzu Teachers Training College (2007). From 2008- 2012, she worked as an English and history teacher at Light International Academies (Mombasa, Kenya), In 2013, freelance English teacher (Cairo, Egypt), 2014/15 United Nations University as volunteer Project assistant, 2015/16, Geneva Intern Association as head of professional welfare, currently working at Inlingua International language Centre as English and Swahili tutor.
Dr. Oriol Mitjà
Researcher and consultant physician in Infectious Diseases with expertise on strategies for the eradication of Skin Neglected Tropical Diseases with a particular focus on yaws (a debilitating treponemal disease). He currently works at both the Lihir Medical Centre in Papua New Guinea and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health. He graduated from University of Barcelona School of Medicine (2004), completed a residency in Infectious Diseases (Barcelona, 2010), a Diploma of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (London, 2010) and a PhD in Medicine (Barcelona, 2012).
MD Mourad Mokni
Medical Doctor Graduate from the Faculty of Medicine University Al Manar in Tunis, Tunisia. Professor of Dermatology since 2005. Head of the department of Dermatology La Rabta Hospital in Tunis. Head of the Research Unit UR12SP07.
Dr. Shimelis Nigusse Doni
Doctoral Medicine from Jimma University in 2001, Specialize in Dermato-Venereology from Addis Ababa University in 2008. He is currently Clinician and trainer in leprosy and dermatology for international and local trainees and he is the Head of Dermatology and Leprosy Department at All Africa Leprosy Education Rehabilitation Training Center.
Dr. Richard Odame Phillips
BSc in Human Biology (1990) and MB ChB (1993) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). A PhD with the University of London in the area of Infection and Immunity (August 2005) and Fellowships with the West African College of Physicians (2008) and Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2013. Currently a Senior Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Consultant in Infectious Diseases at the Medicine department of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana.
Dr. Jose A Ruiz-Postigo
Medical degree in Medicine and Surgery, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB, 1994). Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the University of Barcelona (1996, UB). PhD on Medicine from the University of Barcelona (2005, UB). From 1996 until 2008 he worked as field doctor and team leader in several neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) control programmes with Medicus Mundi Catalunya (Angola), Doctors without Borders/MSF-Spain (Central African Republic), MSF-Switzerland (Burundi), World Health Organization (WHO, South Sudan). From 2008 to 2013 he worked as medical officer for NTDs at the WHO Regional office for the Eastern Mediterranean in Cairo. Based in WHO headquarters since 2013 (leishmaniosis), he is currently the head of the global leishmaniosis control and surveillance programme.