2019 Speakers

PROFESSOR AGNES Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PhD

Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity, Senior Lecturer at Harvard Medical School, Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Global Health Equity and a Senior Advisor to the Director General of the World Health Organization.

Dr Lydia Namatende-Sakwa, PhD, Ed.D

Head of the Languages Department in the Institute of Languages and Communication Studies at the Uganda Martyrs University. Lydia Namatende-Sakwa holds a PhD in Gender and Diversity Studies from Gent University in Belgium. She also holds an Ed.D from Teachers College, Columbia University in the U.S.

Professor Ged Byrne

Head of Global Engagement, Health Education England

Robert Yates

Senior fellow of Chatham House where he is Project Director of the UHC Policy Forum. He is also a long-term consultant to The Elders. 

Roda  Ali Ahmed, BSN, M.Ed 

Lecturer at the University of Hargeisa and Freelance Consultant. Roda is also a nurse tutor with 30 years-experience in health and education.

Tom Bashford

Clinical Research Fellow within the NIHR Global Health Research Group on Neurotrauma, and a Specialist Registrar in Anaesthesia at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He is an external advisor to THET and sits on the committee of Cambridge Global Health Partnerships. He also co-directs the Cambridge Yangon Trauma Intervention Project ICU & Anaesthesia workstream.

Professor Judith Ellis

Chair of Trustees, THET

Professor Sir Eldryd Parry

Founder, THET

Dr  Shams Syed 

Coordinator of the WHO Quality Systems and Resilience Unit within the Department of Integrated Health Services in the UHC & Life Course Division at WHO Headquarters in Geneva.

Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma

Freelance International Development Consultant based in London, UK. She works on HIV and community health advocacy, focusing on Black communities in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa. For the last five years, she has also been monitoring and assessing HIV community and social projects in 15 countries in the Sub Saharan region, for the Stephen Lewis Foundation

Dr Sara Urassa

Director of Hospital Services, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Tanzania.

Victoria MacDonald

Health and Social Care Correspondent at Channel 4 News.

Dr Matthew Harris

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Imperial College London.

Dr Andy Leather

Director of the King’s Centre for Global Health & Health Partnerships and a Senior Lecturer in Global Health and Surgery at King’s College London. Andy was a Consultant Surgeon at King’s College Hospital for 20 years holding various posts including Clinical Director for Surgery.

Zainab Nur

Zainab Nur, is the Co-Founder of Hayaat Women Trust, an African Disapora Womens Group, based in Cardiff. She has worked in the Public Sector as a Professional Social Worker for over 25 years. 

Prof. Nynke Renske van den Broek

Obstetrician-Gynaecologist trained in Tropical Medicine with recognised international expertise in maternal and newborn health. At LSTM she established and leads the Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health a multi-disciplinary team of academics, postgraduate students and programme management staff who wish to make a difference and develop, conduct and disseminate the highest quality research, teaching and technical assistance.

Ryan Ghita

Ryan  Ghita  is a surgical registrar currently working with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. A graduate of the University of Glasgow, Ryan spent two years training in Newcastle before returning to Glasgow to complete a PhD in Regenerative Therapies. In 2011 he became involved with the Northumbria Healthcare – Tanzania link. Since then has been a faculty member of the National Tanzanian Laparoscopic Skills Course and has been involved in multiple projects at KCMC hospital in Tanzania.