2019 Mentors

We are pleased to announce our stellar group of 2019 mentors. They are a talented and diverse group, and we cannot wait to host them in the 2019 program. 

Bola Olayinka, Nigeria
Dr Olayinka is a National Lassa Fever Research coordinator at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

GH focus area: Emerging infectious diseases and Infectious disease prevention and control

She can help you with: 1) expanding your knowledge in her GH focus area; 2) better understanding and defining your skills and competencies in her GH focus area; and 3) personal development and motivation.

Language: English
Giampaolo Mezzabotta, Italy
Dr Mezzabotta is a retired medical doctor, and a former World Health Organization Medical Officer with over 20 years of experience to share.

GH Focus area: Epidemiology

He can help you with: 1) expanding your knowledge in epidemiology; 2) better understanding and defining your skills and competencies in epidemiology; and 3) share problem-focused knowledge and ideas in epidemiology.

Languages: English and Italian
Ifeanyi Nsofor, Nigeria
Dr Nsofor is the CEO of EpiAFRIC and Director of Policy & Advocacy, Nigeria Health Watch.

GH focus area: Social determinants of health

He can help you with: 1) better understanding and defining your skills and competencies in social determinants of health; 2) expanding your knowledge in social determinants of health; and 3) with ideas for taking your career to the next level.

Language: English
Johanna Gutenberg, Denmark
Ms Gutenberg is a eHealth Researcher at Eriksholm Research Centre.

GH focus area: Health Policy

She can help with: 1) better understanding and defining your skills and competencies in health policy; 2) familiarizing yourself with possible career paths; and 3) supporting you in early job search strategies.

Languages: English, German, and Danish
Kate Rees, South Africa
Dr Rees is a Public Health Medicine Specialist at the Anova Health Institute.

GH focus area: HIV/AIDS

She can help with: 1) expanding your knowledge in HIV/AIDS; 2) acquiring specific skills in HIV/AIDS; and 3) self-presentation and preparing for their first job interview.

Languages: English
Lars Münter, Denmark
Mr Münter is the Head of International Projects Unit, Danish Committee for Health Education.

GH Focus area: Infectious disease prevention and control

He can help by: 1) sharing problem-focused knowledge and ideas; 2) supporting you in extending your network through personal recommendations; and 3) supporting you to better understand and define your skills and competencies in his GH focus areas.

Languages: Danish, English, German, & Swedish
Marcello Gelormini, Denmark
Dr Gelormini is a Policy Analyst at the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe in the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) programme.

GH focus area: Antiobiotic Resistance/AMR

He can help you with: 1) better understanding and defining your skills and competencies in AMR; 2) expanding your knowledge in AMR; and 3) personal development and motivation.

Languages: English, Italian, Portuguese and French
Oluwaseyi Somefun, USA
GH focus area: Adolescent Health

She can help with: 1) personal development and motivation; 2) aiding with understanding PhD or job application requirements; and 3) familiarizing yourself with possible career paths.

Language: English
Oritseweyinmi Orighoye, UK
Dr Orighoye is a Public Health Specialist at the Coastal and Marine Areas Development Initiative and a time to shine project worker at
Health for All

GH focus area: Maternal and child health

She can help you with: 1) familiarizing yourself with possible career paths; 2) with ideas for taking your career to the next level; and 3) problem-focused knowledge and ideas in maternal and child health.

Languages: English and Pidgin English
Prakash Banjade, Nepal
Dr Prakash Keshri Social Activist, Physician, Writer, and former president of UN youth Nepal.

GH focus area: Health Governance

He can help with: 1) better understanding and defining your skills and competencies in health governance; 2) knowledge and ideas in health governance; and 3) provide general networking tips and advice.

Languages: English and Nepali
Shubha Nagesh, India
Dr Nagesh is currently Director of Reserach & Follow-up Programs, Latika Roy Foundation, Uttarakhand, India.

GH Focus area: Disability and Injury

She can help you with: 1) better understanding and defining your skills and competencies; 2) supporting you in expanding your knowledge in disabilities and injury; and 3) sharing problem-focused knowledge and ideas in disability and injury.

Languages: English, Hindi, and Kannada
Stefanie P Fernandes, Denmark
Mrs. Praxmarer Fernandes is a Technical Officer at the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe in the Human Resources for Health Programme.

GH Focus Area: Nursing

She can help by: 1) Supporting you with ideas for taking your career to the next level; 2) Supporting you in extending your network through personal recommendations; and 3) Supporting you with personal development and motivation.

Languages: English and German
Vikash R Keshri, India
Dr Keshri is Health Policy and Systems Expert, Centre for Health Policy, The Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI)

GH Focus area: Public Health Services (PHS)

He can help by: 1) supporting you with ideas for taking your career to the next level; 2) supporting you in better understanding and defining your skills and competencies in PHS; and 3) sharing problem-focused knowledge and ideas in PHS.

Languages: English and Hindi
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