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Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board assists WMS to set and achieve strategic objectives by providing insight, advice, and support in relation to curriculum, development and fundraising activities. The Board will be composed of experts from a range of expertise covering academia, global health, and politics.

Dr. Lieve Fransen

Director for Social Policies
European Commission

Dr. Lieve Fransen is Chair of the Advisory Board of WorldMedSchool. She has been the Director for Social Policies in the Directorate for Employment and Social Affairs for the European Commission from 2011 until 2015. Previously, Lieve was Director for Representations in the Directorate for Communication, Head of the Social and Human Development Unit in Directorate-General for Development in charge of social protection, employment, health, education and gender and Head of the Health, AIDS and Population Sector where she was in charge of negotiating tiered pricing for pharmaceutical products for developing more...

Magill, Alan

Bill & Melinda Gates

Dr. Alan Magill oversees the development and implementation of strategies for the foundation’s ultimate goal of the eradication of malaria using current tools and strategies as well as developing new generations of vaccines, diagnostics, and anti-malarial therapies to be used in novel and innovative ways.

Before joining the Global Health Program in 2012, Dr. Magill worked at the Defense Advanced Research Program Agency (DARPA), and was responsible for accelerating program development for their pandemic influenza initiative. Dr. Magill has also served as Head of Parasitology at the US Navy’s Medical more...

Mario Raviglione

World Health Organisation

Dr Mario C. Raviglione has been Director of the Global TB Programme at the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2003. He joined WHO in 1991 to work on TB/HIV research and TB epidemiology in Europe. He contributed to the development of the DOTS strategy in 1994, and set up the global drug-resistance surveillance project (1994) and the global TB surveillance & monitoring system (1995).

In his first decade at WHO, he also worked on experimental regimens for treatment of latent infection in the mouse model (early 1990s), described the feasibility of preventive therapy in Africa (1995), first repormore...

Marleen Temmermann

World Health Organization (WHO)

Marleen Temmermann is Director of WHO’s Department of Reproductive Health and Research.

Professor Marleen Temmerman is a Belgian national who qualified as a medical doctor from Ghent University. She also holds a diploma in tropical medicine from the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp; an MPh on epidemiological, statistical and operational methods applied in public health; a PhD in obstetrics and gynaecology; and a diploma in management.

After graduating and working as a gynaecologist she moved to Kenya in 1987, where she conducted research into HIV/AIDS and maternal health and was a more...

Robert Newman

GAVI Alliance

Dr. Robert D. Newman is a pediatrician and was the Managing Director for Policy and Performance at the GAVI Alliance Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. He oversaw organizational strategy setting, market shaping, policy development, business planning, and monitoring and evaluation. Before joining GAVI, Dr. Newman was Director of the Global Malaria Programme at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva from 2009 to 2014.

Previously, he was Deputy Chief for Science and Chief of the Program Implementation Unit in the Malaria Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He also more...

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