Members of the General Assembly

The voting members of the General Assembly are the countries participating in the EDCTP Association. The African Union, the European Union and the World Health Organization also send representatives as observers.

Currently, 15 European and 18 African countries are members of the EDCTP Association.

Dr Henning Gädeke (Germany) is the Chair of the General Assembly.

Member countries and their representatives

Austria (AT)
Dr Christiane Druml, Medical University of Vienna
Dr Hemma Bauer, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research

Belgium (BE)
Dr Kathleen D’Hondt, Department Economy, Science and Innovation
Ms Jolien Roovers, Department Economy, Science and Innovation

Burkina Faso (BF)
Dr Sodiomon Bienvenu Sirima, Centre National de Recherche et de Formation sur le Paludisme (CNRFP)
Dr Ali Sie, Centre de Recherche en Santé de Nouna (CNRST)

Cameroon (CM)
Prof. Anne-Cécile Zoung Kanyi Bissek, Ministry of Public Health

Congo (CG)
Prof. Francine Ntoumi, University Marien Ngouabi
Dr Arnaud Wilfrid Etou Ossibi, University Marien Ngouabi

Côte d’Ivoire (CI)
Prof. Souleymane Konate, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Dr Koumba Soumahoro, Pasteur Institute of Côte d’Ivoire

Denmark (DK)
Dr Mikkel Lyndrup, Statens Serum Institute

Ethiopia (ET)
Dr Alemseged Abdissa, Armauer Hansen Research Institute

Finland (FI)
Dr Sirpa Nuotio, Academy of Finland

France (FR)
Dr Eric D’Ortenzio, ANRS Maladies Infectieuses Emergentes
Prof. Yazdan Yazdanpanah, ANRS Maladies Infectieuses Emergentes
Dr Virginie Sivan, Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l’innovation

Gabon (GA)
Prof. Ayola Akim Adegnika, Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné (CERMEL)
Prof. Jean-Bernard Lekana Douki, Université des Sciences de la Santé

The Gambia (GM)
Dr Mustaha Bittaye, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
Mrs. Phebian I.G. Sagnia, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare

Germany (DE)
Dr Henning Gädeke (Chair of the General Assembly), German Federal Ministry of Education and Research  (BMBF)
Mrs Andrea Spelberg, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research  (BMBF)

Ghana (GH)
Dr Abraham Rexford Oduro, Ghana Health Service
Prof. Kwadwo Koram, University of Ghana

Ireland (IE)
Prof. David Weakliam, Irish Health Service Executive

Italy (IT)
Dr Pietro Alano, Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Dr Benedetta Mattioli, Istituto Superiore di Sanità

Kenya (KE)
Dr Jemimah Onsare, National Research Fund

Luxembourg (LU)
Dr Helena Burg, Fonds National de la Recherche

Mali (ML)
Prof. Abdoulaye Djimdé, University of Science, Techniques and Technology of Bamako
Prof. Mahamadou Aly Thera, University of Science, Techniques and Technology of Bamako

Mozambique (MZ)
Dr Ilesh Jani, Ministry of Health
Dr Francisco Saúte, Health Research Centre of Manhiça

Netherlands (NL)
Dr Gerrie Tuitert, NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development
Dr Lander van Ommen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Niger (NE)
Mrs Sakina Habou Ocquet, Ministry of Public Health
Professor Sabo Haoua Seini, Centre de Recherche Médicale et Sanitaire (CERMES)

Nigeria (NG)
Mr Godwin Brooks, Federal Ministry of Health
Prof. Babatunde Lawal Salako, Nigeria Institute of Medical Research

Norway (NO)
Dr Sigurd Røtnes, Norwegian Directorate of Health
Mrs Karine Kålsås, Research Council of Norway

Portugal (PT)
Ms Andreia Feijão, Foundation for Science and Technology
Dr Ana Quartin, Foundation for Science and Technology

Senegal (SN)
Prof. Alioune Dieye, University Cheikh Anta Diop
Dr Youssoupha Ndiaye, Ministère de la santé et de l’action sociale

South Africa (ZA)
Ms. Glaudina Loots (Vice-Chair of the General Assembly), Department of Science and Innovation
Ms. Vinny Pillay, Department of Science and Innovation

Spain (ES)
Dr Tomás López-Peña Ordoñez, Instituto de Salud Carlos III

Sweden (SE)
Prof. Maria-Teresa Bejarano (Vice-Chair of the General Assembly), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Dr Markus Moll, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Tanzania (TZ)
Dr Khadija Malima, Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology

Uganda (UG)
Dr Sam Okware, Uganda National Health Research Organisation (UNHRO)
Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, Uganda Virus Research Institute

United Kingdom (GB)
Dr Mark Palmer, Medical Research Council
Dr Bianca D’Souza, Department of Health and Social Care

Zambia (ZM)
Dr Godfrey Biemba, National Health Research Authority
Prof. Nkandu Luo, Minister of Higher Education, Research, Vocational Training, Science and Technology

Aspirant members countries and their representatives

Angola (AO)
Dr Joana Filipa Machado de Morais Afonso, National Institute of Public Health
Dr Moisés Francisco, Angolan Health Research Centre

Switzerland (CH) 
Prof. Jürg Utzinger, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Observers to the General Assembly and their representatives

European Commission: Research and Innovation
Dr Barbara Kerstiëns, Head of Unit E2 – Combating Diseases
Dr Gianpietro Van de Goor, Principal Policy Officer for International Cooperation
Mrs Inmaculada Peñas-Jiménez, Policy Officer in Unit E2 – Combating Diseases

European Commission: Development Cooperation
Dr Jan Pähler, Head of Sector Health,
Mr Kevin McCarthy, Policy Officer for Development Cooperation on Global Health
Ms Mar Martinez, Programme Manager – Health

African Union Commission: Social Affairs
Dr Olawale Maiyegun, Director for Social Affairs of the African Union, Commission of Social Affairs

World Health Organization: Regional Office for Africa
Dr Joseph Cabore, Director for Programme Management, World Health Organisation African Region

EDCTP
Prof. Catherine Hankins, Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Committee.
Dr Leonardo Simão, High Representative for Africa
Prof. Marcel Tanner, High Representative for  Europe