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, 14 European and 16 African countries are members of the EDCTP Association.

 

Prof. Yazdan Yazdanpanah (France) is the Chair of the General Assembly and Chair of the Board.

Member countries and their representatives

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

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

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. Sinata Koulla Shiro, Ministry of Public Health
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

Denmark (DK)
Dr Mikkel Lyndrup, Statens Serum Institute

Ethiopia (ET)
Dr Abebe Genetu Bayih, Armauer Hansen Research Institute
Dr Ebba Abate, Ethiopian Public Health Institute

Finland (FI)
Dr Sirpa Nuotio, Academy of Finland

France (FR)
Prof. Yazdan Yazdanpanah (Chair of the General Assembly and Association Board), Aviesan, Institut thématique multi-organismes: Immunologie, inflammation, infectiologie et microbiologie (Itmo I3M)
Prof. Yves Levy, Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (Inserm)
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, Ministery of Health and Social Welfare
Mrs. Phebian I.G. Sagnia, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare

Germany (DE)
Andrea Spelberg (Member of the Association Board), Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Dr Detlef Böcking, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt e.V.

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

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

Mali (ML)
Prof. Abdoulaye Djimdé, University of Science (Member of the Association Board), 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
Mr Frank van de Looij, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Niger (NE)
Mrs Sakina Habou Ocquet, Ministry of Public Health
Dr Halima Boubacar Maïnassara, Centre de Recherche Médicale et Sanitaire (CERMES)

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

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

Portugal (PT)
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)
Mr Mmboneni Muofhe, Department of Science and Technology
Mr Daan du Toit, Department of Science and Technology
Mr Toto Matshediso, Department of Science and Technology
Ms Vinny Pillay, Department of Science and Technology
Prof. Jeffrey Mphahlele (Vice-Chair of the General Assembly and the Association Board), South African Medical Research Council

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

Sweden (SE)
Prof. Hannah Akuffo, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Dr Markus Moll, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Switzerland (CH) [Aspirant Member]
Prof. Jürg Utzinger, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

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 Martin Broadstock, Medical Research Council
Dr Bianca D’Souza, Department of Health and Social Care

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

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