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 28 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
Mr Maarten Yzewyn, Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

Benin (BJ)
Mr Sètondji Géraud Roméo Padonou, University of Abomey-Calavi.
Dr Marius Kèdoté, University of Abomey-Calavi

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)
Dr Penali Koné Louis, Pasteur Institute of Côte d’Ivoire
Dr Koumba Soumahoro, Pasteur Institute of Côte d’Ivoire

Democratic Republic of the Congo (CD)
Dr Julien Ntaongo Alendi, Faculté de Médecin, Université de Kinshasa
Prof. Mbala Kingebeni, Institut National de Recherche Biomédicales, Ministère de la Santé Publique, Hygiène et Prévention

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 Sheyla Mejia Gervacio, 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)
Dr Laura de la Cruz, DLR-PT

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

Guinea-Bissau (GW)
Professor Aladje Baldé, Instituto Nacional de Saúde Pública (INASA)
Dr Baltazar Cá, Instituto Nacional de Saúde Pública (INASA)

Guinea-Conakry (GN)
Mr Karifa Kourouma, Centre National de Formation et de Recherche en Santé Rurale (CNFRSR)
Prof. Alexandre Delamou, Université Gamal Abdel Nasser de Conakry

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

Italy (IT)
Representative TBD

Kenya (KE)
Prof. Dickson Andala, National Research Fund
Mr Jacob Njagih, National Research Fund

Liberia (LR)
Dr Thelma V. Nelson, National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL)
Mr. Amos Gborie, National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL)

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

Malawi (MW)
Dr Matthew Kagoli, Public Health Institute of Malawi, Ministry of Health
Dr Evelyn Chitsa Banda, Research in the Public Health Institute of Malawi

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

Mozambique (MZ)
Dr Sérgio Chicumbe, Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS), Ministry of Health
Dr Francisco Saúte, Health Research Centre of Manhiça

Netherlands (NL)
Dr Gerrie Tuitert, NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development
Sarah Spronk, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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

Nigeria (NG)
Dr Olatunji Alausa, MD, Minister of State for Health & Social Welfare
Prof. Babatunde Lawal Salako, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research

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

Portugal (PT)
Dr Marta Norton, Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
Dr
Carlos Almeida Pereira, Agency for Clinical Research and Biomedical Innovation (AICIB)

Rwanda (RW)
Prof. Claude Mambo Muvunyi, Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC)
Prof. Sanctus Musafiri, College of Medicine and Health Sciences

Senegal (SN)
Prof. Alioune Dieye, University Cheikh Anta Diop
Dr Samba Cor Sarr, Ministère de la Santé et de l’Action Sociale

Sierra Leone (SL)
Dr Sartie Kenneh, Ministry of Health and Sanitation
Dr Sulaiman Lakoh, Ministry of Health and Sanitation

Somalia (SO)
Dr Abdinasir Yusuf Osman, National Institute of Health, Ministry of Health
Abdifatah Dirie Ahmed, National Institute of Health, Ministry of Health

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 Elena Doménech Cruz, Carlos III Institute of Health, Sub-Directorate General of International Projects and Institutional Relations
Dr Agustín Benito LLanes, Carlos III Institute of Health, National Center for Tropical Medicine

Sweden (SE)
Dr Markus Moll, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Tanzania (TZ)
Dr Bugwesa Zablon Katale, 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 Val Snewin, 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

Zimbabwe (ZW)
Professor Collen Masimirembwa, African Institute of Biomedical Science & Technology
Dr Nyaradzo M. Mgodi, University of Zimbabwe 

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 Jan Paehler, Policy Officer in Unit D2 – Combating Diseases

European Commission: Development Cooperation
Ms Amalia Vlad, International Cooperation Officer – Health

African Union Commission: Social Affairs
TBD

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

EDCTP
Prof. Harleen Grewal, Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Committee
Prof. Marcel Tanner, High Representative