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Paolo Roberto Teixeira

Paulo Roberto Teixeira was born on 2 November 1948 in São Paulo, Brazil. A dermatologist specialized in public health and the epidemiology of AIDS, Dr. Teixeira is one of the pioneers in the fight against AIDS in Brazil. He created the first state AIDS programme, in São Paulo, in 1983, when only four AIDS cases were known in Brazil.

In 1987, 1991 and 1995 Dr. Teixeira directed the state AIDS Programme in São Paulo. In 1992 and 1993, he worked in the National AIDS Programme as Deputy Director, participating in the elaboration and implementation of the AIDS I Project with the World Bank.

From 1996 to 2000 Dr. Teixeira was Senior Consultant with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV AIDS (UNAIDS) for Latin America and the Caribbean on the strategic planning and support development of theme groups. Since March 2000 Dr. Teixeira has been Director of the national STD/AIDS Programme of Brazil’s Ministry of Health.

Huang Jiefu

Dr. Jiefu is Vice-Minister of Health of the People’s Republic of China. He is in charge of medical sciences, technology, education and international exchange and cooperation. He is also Professor of Surgery at the Concord Union Medical College of Beijing University and Zhongshan University.

Dr. Huang Jiefu is a medical doctor specialized in hepato-biliary surgery. In the frame of his studies at Zhongshan Medical College he undertook a three-year postgraduate course at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia.

From 1991 to 2001 Dr. Jiefu was Professor of Surgery in the department of hepatobiliary surgery at Zhongshan University. He was President of the Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences from 1996 until 2001.

Lieve Fransen

Dr. Lieve Fransen is Head of the Human and Social Development Unit at the Directorate-General for Development of the European Commission. Dr. Fransen graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Ghent, Belgium, where she specialized in Surgery and Obstetrics. She also holds a PhD in Social Medicine and Public Health from the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

From 1976-1979, she was contracted as Public Health Adviser for health reforms by the Ministry of Health of Mozambique. She later worked at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp as Task Manager of a research programme on diseases among pregnant women and newborns in Rwanda.

Dr. Fransen was the founder and Executive Director of the AIDS Task Force of the European Commission’s HIV AIDS programme for developing countries.

Helene Gayle

Helen Gayle, MD, MPH, is the HIV AIDS and TB Director for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has committed US$ 450 million to global campaigns against AIDS. Dr. Gayle is a graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University of Pennsylvania, and of John’s Hopkins University. She is board certified in pediatrics.

Previously she was Director of the National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention with the US based Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She has also worked for USAID and been a consultant to WHO, UNAIDS, UNICEF and the World Bank.

Giandomenico Magliano

Mr. Magliano was appointed Minister Plenipotentiary and is Director General for Development Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He joined the Italian Diplomatic Corps in 1978. Since then he has held a number of positions, including Deputy Director General of the Directorate General of Cultural Affairs; Head of the Cabinet of the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs delegated to European Affairs and Diplomatic Adviser to the Ministers of Finance and Agriculture and Forestry.

Mr. Magliano holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University and a Masters of Business Administration from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Seiji Morimoto

Mr. Seiji Morimoto is Deputy Director-General of the Multilateral Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan.

Mr. Morimoto has followed a distinctive career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which he entered in 1975 after graduating from Tokyo University. He served as First Secretary at the Embassies of Japan in Austria and Iraq.

Later he became Director of the First West Europe Division and was subsequently appointed Counselor of the Embassy of Japan in Germany. From 1999 to 2001 he was Minister at the Japanese Embassy in Turkey.

Milly Katana

Milly Katana, a Ugandan national, graduated in Business Administration from Nkumba University in Entebbe. She has worked as an accountant and financial controller for various organizations, including the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) Leather Project in Uganda, the Joint Clinical Research Centre, as well as Nakayenga-Lewis and Associates, a management consultanting firm in Kampala, Uganda.

Since 1995, Milly Katana has worked with different organizations in the area of HIV AIDS including national NGOs, government departments and international agencies. She has worked with the Network of People Living with HIV AIDS in Uganda, UNAIDS, WHO and the governments of Uganda and Botswana, the African Council of AIDS Service Organizations, the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations, Network of African People Living with HIV and the Global Network of People Living with HIV.

Christoph Benn

Dr. Benn is Deputy Director of the German Institute for Medical Mission and Head of its Department for Health Policy. Prior to this position he worked as Senior Registrar for Tropical Medicine at the Paul-Lechler-Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Tuebingen. From 1992-1995 he was Head of the Department for Health Care Studies and AIDS Programs at the German Institute for Medical Mission. He also worked for several years as Medical Superintendent and Coordinator of the AIDS Control Program at Bulongwa Lutheran Hospital in Tanzania.

Dr. Benn obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Giessen. He also holds an M.A. in Applied Theology from the University of Leeds, and a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore.

Ejaz Rahim

Ejaz Rahim has been Pakistan’s Federal Secretary of Health since the beginning of 2000.

Before this post he worked as Secretary Incharge at the Ministry of Population Welfare. He also held the positions of Managing Director of the Pakistan Television Corporation, Director-General at the Planning and Development Department of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), and Secretary of Education to the Government of NWFP

Mr. Rahim holds three Masters degrees, one in English Literature from Government College in Lahore, one in Political Science from the University of Punjab in Lahore, and one in Development Studies from the University of The Hague.

Rajat Gupta

Mr. Rajat Gupta is Managing Director of McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm.

Mr. Gupta joined McKinsey & Company in 1973 and has been the firm’s Managing Director since 1994, being twice re-elected during that time. Mr. Gupta also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Indian School of Business, and has many other professional and business affiliations, including: Trustee, University of Chicago; Member of the Board of Associates, Harvard Business School; Member of the Dean’s Advisory Council, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Co-chair, American India Foundation.

Mr. Gupta advised McKinsey’s work with The Gates Foundation on AIDS, as well as their Global Health Initiative. The American India Foundation is very involved in the AIDS initiative in India, working with a number of NGOs active in the field. Mr. Gupta holds a Bachelor’s of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Adetokunbo O. Lucas

Dr. Adetokunbo O. Lucas, a Nigerian national, is currently adjunct Professor of International Health at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. Prior to this appointment Dr. Lucas served as chair of the Carnegie Corporation grant programme that is concerned with the strengthening of human resources in developing countries. For ten years preceding his work at Carnegie, he directed the Special Programme of Research and Training in Tropical Diseases at the World Health Organization in Geneva.
Dr. Lucas graduated with honours in Physiology at the University of Durham in the United Kingdom. He obtained his M.D. at the University of Newcastle, UK. His public health training took him to Belfast, London, and Harvard. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from both Emory and Tulane University.


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