Global Congress on Infectious Diseases & HIV/AIDS
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Petro van der Merwe

Designation: Professor University: University of South Africa Country: South Africa More Details

Petro van der Merwe is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology at UNISA. She obtained a BA degree (cum laude) in Health Sciences & Social Services (with specialisation in the Professional Context). She subsequently obtained an Honours degree in Psychology (with distinction), followed by a Master’s degree in Psychology in 2009. Her thesis provides guidelines for school management teams and teachers on a social emotional programme against crime and violence in schools. She completed her Doctor’s degree in Psychology on the relationship between psychosocial risks in adolescents and new electronic media technology in November 2012. Her main academic and research interests concern the important role that Emotional Intelligence (EI) can play in an educational context. She is also involved extensively in research projects on prevention strategies such as health education and skills‐building.  There is a need for studies that focus on factors that put adolescents at risk of teenage pregnancy, the aim of her research is to investigate the prevalence adolescent pregnancy and associated factors in the South African context. She has published in local and international accredited journals and presented a variety of papers in South Africa and abroad with the emphasis on this research theme.

Dr. Shyamal Biswas

Designation: Ex. Joint Director & Head University: Plague Surveillance Unit Country: India More Details
Dr. Shyamal Biswas, a Medical Entomologist, former Joint Director and Head, Plague Surveillance Unit, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Ministry of Health, Govt. of India, Bangalore, India is an ambitious and hard working professional with comprehensive experience of 35+ years in surveillance, prevention and control of vector and rodent-borne communicable diseases particularly plague and other rodent-borne zoonotic diseases, integrated management/control of insect vectors and rodents with strong domain knowledge of teaching (National and International) and publication works, Helped in Implementation of IHR-2005 (WHO) in the context of Plague and other rodent-borne diseases in all the international sea ports of India. Detected active enzootic plague foci in peninsular India and forecasted human plague outbreak after long years of quiescence in India in 1992. Worked as Consultant (Plague Surveillance) under APW-WHO and Consultant (Govt. of India) on Inter sectoral Co-ordination for the prevention and control of Rodent borne diseases. Worked as International Expert - WHO Nepal for the Prevention and Control of Scrub Typhus transmission (Rodent-borne Disease) in 2016. Published Book/Document as Co-author or Resource Person on Plague Control in India (Book/Document published by DGHS, Min. of Health & FW, Govt. of India) and Operational Guidelines on Plague Surveillance, Diagnosis, Prevention and Control (Published by WHO). Published book on Bamboo Flowering and Rodent Borne Diseases in NEH Region, India - Published by Lambert Academic Publication, Deutshland, Germany. Worked as member of the National Expert Committee on Rodent Control (Govt. of India). He is one of the national experts on Surveillance, Prevention and control of plague in India.

Jafer Kezali Hassen

Designation: Medical Laboratory Technologist University: Ethiopian Public Health Institute Country: Ethiopia More Details

Traore Alphonse

Designation: Microbiologist University: Centre National de Recherche et de Formation sur le Paludisme Country: Burkina Faso More Details

Dr. Krutarth Ramanlal Brahmbhatt

Designation: Professor & Head of Department University: GMERS Medical College Country: India More Details

Dr. Rohit Singh

Designation: Associate Professor University: Goel Institute of Pharmacy and Sciences Country: India More Details

Dr. Rohit Singh (Ph.D, Full time) is from the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology at BIT-Mesra, in August 2019. Currently he is working as Associate Professor in Goel Institute of Pharmacy and Sciences,  Lucknow and he has five year teaching experience and three year research experience in the field of Medicinal Chemistry. His research areas are synthesis of various substituted azoles and screening of their antimicrobial studies. His thesis is entitled with “Design, Synthesis and studies on some N-substituted azoles ”. He has experience in Synthesis and Study of some Newer N-substituted azoles as Anti-HIV agents. The other projects he was involved were Synthesis of Human Rhinovirus inhibitors, Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), Dengue viral inhibitors. He has registered his Doctoral Degree in year March 2014 and completed in August 2019 at Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, Birla Institute of Technology (B.I.T Mesra),  under Prof. Dr. Swastika Ganguly.

Ansh Chaudhary

Designation: Researcher University: Bharati Vidyapeeth University Country: India More Details
Feathered with scholarly distinction in Secondary Examinations with Grade A1 and distinctions in all subjects, Ansh Chaudhary an inspiring research fellow of Bharati Vidhyapeeth University Medical College, Pune, India is decorated with Gold Medal in University Examination. He carries reputation of a gifted orator, author and a poet all rolled into one. He has participated in a good number of clinical researches both as principal investigator and co-investigator in community and clinical based research projects in various specialities of medical sciences, their database results empowered the medical infrastructure of the country. He has also contributed as an author or co-author in various peer reviewed international and national indexed Journals of high impact factor and also delivered guest educational lectures or scientific paper presentation in international and national fora, conferences and academic events. Ansh Chaudhary also earned certificate of excellence, honour and appreciation both in curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Dr. Alok Thakur

Designation: Director University: Centre of Chronic Diseases Country: India More Details

Dr. Alok Thakur is a physicist and worked for his Ph.D. in Laser Plasma at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has worked in several diversified fields including computer science, data analysis, solar energy, heat transfer, thin films. His interest in life sciences and alternate & complementary medicine germinated in 1994 when his younger son, then toddler, was frequently falling ill. His life sciences interest changed into passion and he has published several research papers and been on editorial board for couple of reputed international journals in gastroenterology, and neurology. His fundamental interest lies in holistic health and chronic diseases. So far he has published more than 40 research papers and co-authored one book.

Dr. Vipin Kumar

Designation: Obstetrician and Gynecologist University: Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Country: India More Details

Vipin Kumar pursuing MBBS from Government Medical College, he pursued his post graduation in Prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and received Maj Gen Ahuja Gold Medal for standing first in post-graduation. He Joined Defence services same year which brought about more better outlook and approach apart from getting disciplined. He was awarded with K Bhaskar Rao gold medal for DNB in same speciality from national board of examinations. Currently in 5th year of his service in Indian navy he is serving in Indian Naval Hospital in Andaman Islands as a single gynaecologist. Pursued fellowship/certification in assisted reproductive techniques which aids to the daily practice in management of infertility patients. He keenly interested in research related to pregnancy outcomes in medical comorbidities including infective Etiologies.

Dr. Kasturi R Nath MBBS, MD

Designation: Researcher University: Sree Mookambika Institute of Medical Sciences Country: India More Details

Kasturi R Nath pursued MBBS from Kannur medical college Kerala India and followed by Postgraduation in community medicine (social and preventive medicine) from Sree Mookambika Institute of medical science, Tamilnadu, India. She is Keen in providing comprehensive primary health care to public by preventive, curative, and rehabilitative ways. She had a great interest in taking classes and awareness programmes for the undergraduates and public as community physician. She Published three orginal article in a span of one year, maintains a healthy interest in research activity, participated and presented papers in national and international conferences. As a faculty in reputed medical college conducted health programmes which included orientation of medical officers for management of different health problems that is faced by the community. She is currently working as assistant professor in department of community medicine, Andaman and Nicobar island institute of medical sciences.

Otieno David Odongo, PhD

Designation: Health and Disaster Risk Reduction Consultant University: Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Country: Kenya More Details
David otieno is the Holder of Doctorate Degree in Disaster Management and Sustainable Development- Health and Disaster Risk Reduction. He actively involved in Public/Community Health Diseases of Burden Research since 2006. He is Consultant Trainer at In-depth Research Services- Institute of Health and Social Care. He is a Member of Working Session/2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Working Session (UNISDR)- Health and Disaster Risk Reduction. He is a Editorial Board/Reviewer at Global Journal of Health Sciences, and Honorable Editor at Public Health Open Access. He is a Member of Consortium of Public Health Informatics Researchers and International Society for Development and Sustainability. He is a Part-Time Lecturer and Post-Graduate research students Supervisor at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology School of Health Sciences, Department of Public/Community Health.
Research Interest: Infectious Diseases (Public/Community health).

Enrique Salvador Padial Ramos

Designation: Researcher University: University of Barcelona Country: Spain More Details

Enrique Padial Ramos done his M.Sc in Tropical Medicine and International Health. He worked in clinical research track in Public Health and specialized in vector borne diseases like malaria, malaria and babesia. He had been living, working and researching tropical diseases in west Africa for 3 years and an expertise in medical anthropology (social representation on Health Seeking Behaviour) and emergency medicine across Europe. He worked as Clinical Study Coordinator of HIV and Immunology studies and trials in UK. He Conducted research workshop in Vulnerability Assessment for the health sector in relation to cholera outbreak in Greater Accra, Ghana, by United Nations University at Bonn, Germany.

Dr. Mervat Ahmed Abd Rabou

Designation: Associate Professor University: Jouf University Country: Saudi Arabia More Details

Dr. Marina Roksandic Milenkovic

Designation: Assistant Professor University: University Hospital for Pulmonology Country: Serbia More Details
Marina Roksandić Milenković (MD, PhD in pulmonology, Internal medicine specialist), working as Assistant Professor in Pulmonology, University Hospital for Pulmonology, Clinical Center of Serbia. From October 2014 - onwards: University Hospital for Pulmonology Representative at the Serbian Medical Society, a subsidiary of Clinical Center of Serbia; September 2015 – onwards: Secretary of Pulmonology Section, Serbian Medical Society; October 2015 – October 2018: Secretary of Desk for postgraduate studies in pulmonology, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade. Author of numerous scientific papers in the field of internal medicine and pulmonology. Coordinator and investigator in numerous clinical studies in the field of respiratory medicine. Editorial Board Member of Era’s Journal of Medical research (EJMR). Peer reviewer of Medical students Conferences.

Dr. Panagiota Xaplanteri

Designation: Senior Assistant University: University General Hospital of Patras Country: Greece More Details

Panagiota Xaplanteri has graduated from Medical School, Patras University in 1999 and acquired the medical specialty of Biopathology (Laboratory Medicine) in 2007. She has completed her PhD in 2008 from Medical School, Patras University, Greece and her MSc in Health Care Management, Hellenic Open University in 2018. She has worked in the following positions: Senior Assistant, Department of Microbiology, University General Hospital of Patras, Greece, 2015-today,  Part time Assistant Professor, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Patras, Greece, 2019-today , Part time Lecturer/Assistant Professor, School of Sciences of Health and Care, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Patras,  2007-2019. She has published more than 20 papers.

Dr. Oke Elizabeth Olufunke MBBS, FWACP

Designation: Lecturer / Consultant Chemical Pathologist University: BOWEN University Iwo Country: Nigeria More Details

Dr. Oke Elizabeth Olufunke is a Consultant Chemical Pathologist, an entrepreneur and Fellow West African College of Physician(FWACP-Lab. Med.) since April 2017. She had Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery(MBBS) in 2003 at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) Ogbomoso and a year Intership at Lautech Teaching Hospital(LTH) Osogbo. Her interest in Diagnostic Medicine triggered her Residency training in Laboratory Medicine done at both LTH, Ogbomoso and Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complexes Ile-Ife Nigeria with involvement in various laboratory based clinical research some now published in reputable journals. She is Presently a Lecturer at Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences/College of Health Sciences, Bowen University Iwo and a Chemical pathologist at Bowen University Teaching Hospital Ogbomoso running Metabolic and Special Investigations Clinics and ensuring laboratory Quality Control. Elizabeth Oke is presently working on the Serum level of Leptin in Infertile women and its correlation with reproductive hormones, the result of which will be published soonest.

Mayank Gangwar

Designation: Research Scientist-II University: IMS, BHU Country: India More Details

Mayank Gangwar is working as a Research Scientist-II in Viral Research Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL), Dept. of Microbiology, IMS, BHU, Varanasi (UP). His research interest area includes Pharmacology, animal studies, toxicology, in-vivo and in-vitro studies, microbiology, bacteriophage isolation, antimicrobial screening, molecular detection of microbes, ELISA assay, RNA-DNA isolation ETC. In addition, he has completed the short term cell culture and establishment training of cell lines for viral cultures in SGPGI, Lucknow (UP). He has completed his PhD in Pharmacology and have experience in Microbiology from Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University along with clinical exposure. Besides, his current job profile includes planning, report analysis, data handling, results interpretation, study plan, medical/scientific reports writing, statistical analysis, and reports compilation. Along with Pharmacology exposure, He has an expertise in microbiology laboratory working with enteric bacteria and their molecular level. He  had worked a lot with collaboration with chemistry and pharmaceutics indication my publication in co-authorship.

Dr. Magda Abdel F

Designation: Professor University: King Abdulaziz Especial Hospital Country: Saudi Arabia More Details

Dr. Renu Saigal

Designation: Professor University: JNU IMSRC Country: India More Details

Muhammad Arshad

Designation: Researcher University: Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad Country: Pakistan More Details

Muhammad Arshad was born on December 24th 1989 in a small village Tazagram of District Lower Dir in KPK, Pakistan. He did his BS-Hons in Biotechnology from University of Peshawar, KPK and MPhil in Microbiology from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. After then he was enrolled as a PhD student at the same department. Interested in virology, He carried out his MPhil thesis on Hepatitis B Virus and PhD research on Hepatitis C virus. During his PhD studied he also visited The Laboratory of Virology and infectious disease, Centre for the study of Hepatitis C, The Rockefeller University, New York USA. In USA he worked under the supervision of Dr. Charles M. Rice, a world renowned scientist in the field of virology. He has submitted his PhD thesis at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad for evaluation.  

Dr. Gilbert Glady

Designation: Director University: European Bio Immune(G)ene Medecine Association Country: France More Details
Born in Strasbourg, France, Dr. Gilbert Glady graduated from Med School in 1977 and was then a resident in onco-hematology in the university clinic for several years. After a specialization in natural medicines in Paris, he returned to the Alsace region to work as a private practitioner. Through his work and encounters, he developed interest and expertise in immunology and immunogenetics, that leaded him to nanomedicine and nanobiotechnology. He thus became in 2010 the creator of the BI(G)MED method (Bio Immune (G)ene Medicine) and director of EBMA, the European association responsible for the communication and trainings in the field of BI(G)MED. He has participated in numerous international congresses in immuno-allergology, infectiology and oncology with posters and oral presentations, and is the author of several publications on nanobiotherapy in different journals.

Dr. Krutarth Pandya

Designation: Researcher University: GCS Medical College Country: India More Details
Dr. Pandya is a young enthusiastic Doctor, who likes to teach. Completing his MBBS from GCSMC, Hospital and Research Center, with active participation in many National/International conferences/workshops and quizzes, he has represented college at different levels, during his curriculum. In addition to his research article presented in international conference (also Published), his leadership & management skills reflected appealing during his Medical College, when in addition to organizing committee for Annual college Festival, he served as State Executive Committee member of Indian Medical Association - Students' Wing, participating as Organizing Treasurer for a National Conference and many other activities by association. After getting more than 3 months of US Clinical Experience in specialties like Infectious disease, Cardiology, Neurology, and Successfullly clearing 3 USMLE Exams, He is now ECFMG Certified Doctor by USA, going through Interview process to pursue residency in Internal Medicine with aggressive research, in USA.

Dr. Maurice Steve Utap

Designation: Head of Clinic & Family Medicine University: Tudan Health Clinic Country: Malaysia More Details
Dr. Maurice Steve Utap is currently the Head of Clinic & Family Medicine Specialist in Tudan Health Clinic, Miri Sarawak, Malaysia since 2012. He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS) from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 2001. Subsequently, he obtained his Master in Family Medicine (MMED Family Medicine) from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur in 2011. He also obtained the Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Care Dermatology (Academy of Family Physician Malaysia) in 2017. He has experienced working in various hospital such as Sibu General Hospital, Sarikei General Hospital, University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur and various health clinics such as Kelana Jaya Health Clinic, Oya Road Health Clinic, Sibu and Tudan Health Clinic, Miri. He is currently the Clinical Mentor for Advance Training in Family Medicine (ATFM), Academy of Family Physician Malaysia. He is also actively involved in active case detection, managing leprosy cases and provide training on leprosy surveillance in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia since 2013 till now.

Dr. K Dinesh

Designation: Associate Professor University: Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital Country: India More Details

I Dr. K.Dinesh graduated my Undergraduation (MBBS) from RAJA MUTHIAH MEDICAL COLLEGE, in Tamil Nadu, India and my postgraduation Doctorate in Microbiology from Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India. I started my career as a Tutor in the field of Microbiology and now hold the post of ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN MICROBIOLOGY in Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital. I am qualified internal auditor for NABL Accreditation and I have my special interest in Hospital Infection control. Currently I have been posted as HOSPITAL INFECTION CONTROL OFFICER in my hospital. So far I have guided Ph.D Students and Post Graduate students to complete their thesis. I have published more than 10 papers in international and national journals, I have been awarded 3 funded projects which include one from Indian Council for Medical Research and another from Tuberculosis association of India.

Michael Kaltenbach

Designation: Lecturer University: University of Pennsylvania Country: USA More Details
Michael Kaltenbach is a Part-time Lecturer at Rutgers University School of Social Work in Newark, NJ and an Adjunct Lecturer at Smith College in Northampton, MA. He has previously taught BSW and MSW level courses in crisis intervention and brief therapy, clinical assessment & diagnosis (psychopathology), social work practice with individuals and families, intro. to social welfare / human services, communication in social work practice, human behavior and the social environment, and emotional disorders in childhood and adolescents at Temple University and the University of Southern California. Kaltenbach has been working in the field of psychology and social work for the past twenty-five years, and nineteen of those years have been since he received his master’s degree in Social Work. His doctoral dissertation research interest focused on how sexual behaviors have changed due to the usage of PrEP, as a HIV preventive method. His research data as interpreted through the theoretical / conceptual perspectives of cognitive- behavioral theory and relational-cultural therapy. Kaltenbach is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, New York, and Pennsylvania, and has many years of experience providing psychotherapy, case management, and other social services in a variety of settings: hospitals, HIV outpatient clinics, schools, foster care agencies, senior residential facilities, group homes, outpatient community counseling centers, etc. He has experience providing Clinical Supervision as well as Field Instruction to MSW level Social Workers and Interns from USC and UCLA. He formerly served as a Co-Facilitator for the LA County HIV Mental Health Task Force, and has provided lectures on various mental health topics. Previously, he was a Teacher’s Assistant (T.A.) for a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice’s MSW level course on Post-colonial Social Work Practice: International Social Welfare in Kolkata, India. He enjoys traveling and learning about various cultures. After he obtained his bachelor’s degree, he served as an US Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, West Africa. When Kaltenbach is not teaching, he currently provides psychotherapy in his private practice office located in Philadelphia, PA. He also provides psychotherapy on a fee-for-service basis at outpatient community counseling centers in West and South Philadelphia, and at a Senior Assisted Living Facility in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY and in Manhattan, NYC.

Dr. Peter Timms

Designation: Professor University: University of Sunshine Coast Country: Australia More Details

Professor Timms is Professor of Microbiology at the University of Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.  He is a nationally and internationally renowned microbiologist with specific expertise in the area of Chlamydia and koala retrovirus. His laboratory is acknowledged as the leading Australian laboratory and one of the leading groups internationally working on all aspects of chlamydial infections. His research group is developing vaccines and new diagnostics for chlamydial diseases in humans and animals as well as an improved understanding of chlamydial genomics, cell biology and pathogenicity. He has published over 280 papers, reviews and book chapters in peer-reviewed international scientific journals.

Song Yang

Designation: Director of Research Institute University: Chongqing Public Health Medical Center Country: China More Details
  1. 1 July, 1993, Bachelor of Clinical Medicine of Chongqing Medical University; 1 July,2000,Master of Epidemiology of Third Military Medical University; 1 July 2004, Ph.D of Pathogenic biology of Third Military Medical University.
  2. Committee Member,Respiratory Endoscopy Intervention Committee of Tuberculosis Branch of Chinese Medical Association.
  3. vice-chairmen of Branch Association of Anti-tuberculosis Drug Induced Liver Injure, Tuberculosis Branch of China Association for International Exchange and Promotion of Medical Care.
  4. More than 100 papers have been Published.
  5. Winning Six Medical Achievement Awards and Scientific and Technological Progress Awards.
  6. Participation for the formulation of guide or consensus for 4 times.

Amnah Barnawi

Designation: Packaging Lab Supervisor University: Pharmaceutical Solutions Industry Ltd Country: Saudi Arabia More Details
Dr. Amnah Barnawi Completed graduation (Biochemistry) from King Abdulaziz University- Jeddah, College of Science, She have received her Master’s degree in Biochemistry in 2009, and PhD. degree in Biochemistry in 2018 from King Abdulaziz University- Jeddah. She have experienced working in pharmaceutical industries (Jamjoom pharmaceutical Company and Pharmaceutical Solutions Industry), in Quality Control Department, and she have dealt with an advanced chromatographic techniques and various advanced instruments. She also had an academic experience as a lecturer in college of science, Biochemistry department at King Abdulaziz University, working as an active coached researcher to deliver accurate and reliable results. And She have participated in scientific conferences for high education in Saudi Arabia in (2011, 2012,2014 &2015). My research is focus on Hemoglobinopathy: Sickle cell anemia and its clinical biomarkers.

Behrooz Sadeghi-Kalani

Designation: Researcher University: Iran University of Medical Sciences, Country: Iran More Details

SAGNO Jean-Baptiste

Designation: Medical coordinator University: DREAM program Country: Malawi More Details
I born in Guinea Conakry-West Africa, studied in Guinea from primary up to College of Medicine, graduated in Plastic surgery as topic: labio-Palate cleft in children in 2004, first work in DRC as medical coordinator with African Humanitarian Action from 2005-2006 for the repatriation of refugee in Congo, work as medical coordinator at Hopital Saint Gabriel In Guinea, working currently in Malawi as Medical coordinator for the DREAM program in Malawi, also work with the Malawi Ministry of health-HIV and AIDS department as consultant and policy maker for HIV, TB and hepatitis program, National trainer for TB/HIV service in Malawi, supervisor of the National program of TB and HIV, i have participated to many international and national conference like ICASA 2014 in Addis Abeba, Malawi college of medicine dissemination conference from 2011 up to date(oral and poster presentations), participation and presentations at INTEREST conference in Malawi, i am also an HIV third line committee member in Malawi,. I have done more than 16 publications and have been co-investigator to many researches

Dr. Evariste BAKO

Designation: Researcher University: Unite de Plasticite du Genome Bacterien Country: Paris More Details
I have received my Master’s degree in cellular and Microbial Biotechnology in 2014 and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Microbiology in 2019 from University Joseph KI ZERBO, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. My research is focused on: (1) Monotoring of e nteropathogen in environment, (2) studying of mechanism and genes involved in the antimicrobial resistance in Burkina Faso, (3) Bacterial Whole G enome S equencing WHGS)

Dr. Tripurari Kumar

Designation: Resident Medical Superintendent University: Tuglakabad Health Center & EIS Officer Country: India More Details
Dr. Tripurari is Chief Medical Officer, working as Medical Superintendent at Tuglakabad Health Center, under South Delhi Municipal Corporation, New Delhi, India. He is trained Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer and also completed his MBA in Health care administration from Delhi university, India.
He has conducted various outbreak investigations on water borne diseases (Cholera, Hepatitis A & E), Respiratory diseases (H1N1), acute encephalitic syndrome (AES) and vector borne diseases (Dengue). He has presented many scientific papers in national and international conferences.
Currently he is developing a workable model of primary health care to integrate various vertical health programs (RNTCP, Vector borne program, School Health Program, Rabies control program, NCD, National Leprosy Eradication Program & IDSP) under one roof to achieve universal health coverage.

Asmamaw Malede

Designation: Lecturer University: Wollo University Country: Ethiopia More Details
I, Mr. Asmamaw Malede, am currently a PhD Fellow in Water and Public Health program at Ethiopian Institute of Water Resources, Addis Ababa University since October 2014. I have been a staff member of College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wollo University since September 2008. I obtained my BSc degree in Environmental Health Science from University of Gondar, Gondar in 2008. Then after, I obtained my MSc degree in Tropical and Infectious diseases from Aklilu Lemma Institute of Patho-biology, Addis Ababa University in 2011. College of Medicine and Health Sciences under Environmental Health Department has offered MSc in Environmental Health, and Water supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) since September 2016. I have delivered several courses in the two postgraduate programs. I have been actively engaged in research projects, community services, research work consultancy, curriculum revision, and advising postgraduate students. After one month, I will present my doctoral research work.

Ekong Mercy

Designation: Lecturer University: Cross River University of Technology(CRUTECH), Calabar Country: Nigeria More Details

She is Assistant Coordinator of Seminar and Project in the Department of Microbiology, CRUTECH, Calabar. A research fellow of Medical bacteriology and Respiratory infection, MSc in Microbiology and Immunology from University of Nottingham (UK) and PhD Research in Pathogenic Microbiology/Immunodiagnostic.