Hjelmåker is Deputy Director General of the Department for
International Development Cooperation (SIDA) at the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs in Sweden. He is also Head of the Department
for Global Development at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Hjelmåker entered the Swedish Diplomatic Service immediately
after obtaining his Bachelors degree in Economics, Political
Science, Civil and Commercial Law. From 1990-1995 he served
as Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United
Nations in New York. From 1995-1996 he was Minister of Economic
Affairs at the Permanent Mission in New York. During that
period he was nominated Representative of Sweden to the
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). He also served as
Vice-President of the Executive Board of UNICEF.
was then appointed Ambassador of Sweden to Zimbabwe where
he remained 5 years before returning to the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs in Stockholm.
Dr. Wibulpolprasert is a general practitioner with extensive
experience in the area of public health. His main focus
is on health policy and planning and international health.
He has published more than 70 papers in local and international
Dr. Wibulpolprasert is the editor of the international “Human
Resources for Health Development Journal” (HRDJ). He is
also editor of a local journal for paramedical personnel.
He is Director of the International Health Policy Program,
a joint program for international health policy development
of the Ministry of Public Health and the Health Systems
former deputy permanent secretary responsible for international
health and health policy, he now represents Thailand in
many international health forums. He is currently responsible
for the implementation of the new universal health insurance
scheme in Thailand.
Mr. Lamb, an Irish national, is manager of the World Bank's
concessional finances, especially IDA, which provides approximately
$7 billion per year to 80 of the world's poorest countries.
He is also responsible for the World Bank's role in financing
the HIPC initiative.
Geoffrey Lamb has overall responsibility for the Bank's
expanding work on global public goods. He is vice chairman
of the board of directors of the International AIDS Vaccine
joining the World Bank, Mr. Lamb held senior development
research and academic positions, notably at the University
of Sussex, UK. He has held operational and managerial assignments
working on Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet
Union and the Middle East, focusing on economic policy,
governance and public sector reform, and has also held a
number of senior policy and strategy positions in the Bank.
Kiyonga is Chairman of the Board of the Fund to Fight
AIDS, TB and Malaria and Minister without portfolio in Uganda.
1996 to 2001 Dr. Kiyonga was Minister of Health. During
that period he carried out fundamental reforms in the country’s
health care delivery system that helped improve access to
health care. His leadership also led to the creation of
public-private partnerships in the area of health care delivery.
From 1994 to 1996 Dr. Kiyonga was Minister of Internal Affairs
and prior to that he was Minister of Finance.
Dr. Kiyonga holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from
Makere University in Uganda and undertook postgraduate training
in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Nairobi.
Prof. Moskalenko is currently Minister of Health of Ukraine.
Prior to this he was Deputy Mayor of the City of Kharkiv
in charge of issues dealing with social protection. He is
also Professor at the Health Administration Chair, at the
Kiev Post-Diploma Medical Academy, and author of over 300
Prof. Moskalenko graduated as general practitioner from
Kharkiv Medical University and became Head of the Cardiology
Intensive Care Unit of the Kharkiv city hospital. His clinical
experience includes preventive and cilinical treatment of
cardio-vascular diseases, as well as complicated heart failures.
Lawson is the International HIV AIDS Team Leader/ Senior
Program Manager for the Academy for Educational Development.
She has worked in numerous countries in Asia, Africa, Europe,
the Caribbean and Latin America. Philippa is a woman living
with HIV AIDS and has extensive linkages to key local, national
and international networks including the International Community
of Women Living with HIV AIDS (ICW). Philippa has worked
with numerous marginalized communities, and her emphasis
over the years has always been to ensure that the needs
of women and children are always considered. She has extensive
experience working with advocacy and on review and technical
Before joining UNAIDS as its first Executive Director and
Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations in 1995,
Dr. Piot was Associate Director at the World Health Organization
Global Programme on AIDS. His long academic and scientific
career has focused on AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases,
and women's reproductive health in the developing world.
Piot has a medical degree from the University of Ghent and
a PhD in microbiology. He has held Professorships in Microbiology
and Public Health at the Institute of Tropical Medicine,
Antwerp, the Free University of Brussels, and the University
of Nairobi, Kenya. He also undertook research at the University
of Washington, Seattle. He was one of the discoverers of
the Ebola virus in Zaire in 1976. Born in 1949 in Belgium,
Dr. Piot is the author of 12 books and over 500 scientific
Clare Short is Secretary of State for International Development
of the United Kingdom.
Short entered the House of Commons in 1983 as the Member
of Parliament for the Midlands constituency of Birmingham
Ladywood, which she has held since then, and which is the
area in which she grew up.
1996 until the 1997 general election, she was opposition
spokesperson on overseas development. She was Shadow Minister
for women from 1983 to 1995 and Shadow Secretary of State
for Transport from 1995 to 1996. She has been Opposition
spokesperson on environment protection, social security
member of the Home Affairs Select Committee from 1983 until
1985, she was Chair of the All-Party Group on Race Relations
from 1985 to 1986, member of the National Executive Committee
(NEC) of the Labour Party since 1988, Chair of the NEC Women’s
Committee from 1993 to 1996 and Chair of the NEC International
Committee since 1996. She is also Chair of the Human Rights
Committee of the Socialist International since 1996. Ms.
Short graduated as Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Political
medical doctor and Master of Public Health (MGH), Gro Harlem
Brundtland spent 10 years as a physician and scientist in
the Norwegian public health system. For more than 20 years
she was in public office, ten of them as Prime Minister.
the 1980s she gained international recognition, championing
the principle of sustainable development as chair of the
World Commission of Environment and Development (the Brundtland
Commission). The Commission’s recommendations led to the
Earth Summit – the United Nations Conference on Environment
and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.
Dr. Brundtland was elected Director-General of the World
Health Organization in January 1998 and took office in July
the same year.
Mireille Guigaz, a French national, is Director of Development
and Technical Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
in Paris, France. Ms Guigaz has a doctorate in Medical Law
and Health Economy from the University of Lyon and a European
Master in Negotiation from the Institute Kürt Bösch
to this position, she was the General Delegate of the Centers
to fight Cancer, Technical Advisor at the Cabinet of the
French Minister of Health and Social Security, Regional
Director for Social and Health Affairs in the French Rhône
-Alpes - Lyon Region and Senior Operation Officer at the
World Bank, in Washington. She also held a number of senior
level positions at the Ministry of Cooperation and Development.