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Ibrahim Abubakar

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Director of UCL Institute for Global Health

He led the UCL Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology, UCL-TB and was a senior investigator at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit. He was head of TB at Public Health England. Prior to his appointment at UCL, he was Professor in Health Protection at the Norwich Medical School. He qualified in medicine in 1992 and initially trained in general medicine before specialising in public health medicine. His academic public health training was undertaken at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia. He serves on/chairs several expert/advisory groups for the WHO and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Sevim Ahmedov

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Senior TB Technical Advisor at USAID (United States Agency for International Development)

Liz Corbett

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Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow / Clinical Epidemiologist

Liz Corbett is a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow and a Clinical Epidemiologist with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, based full time in Blantyre, Malawi. Her main research interests concern control of TB in HIV prevalent populations from the public health perspective, with a focus on the epidemiology at primary care and community level, and intervention trials. She is a member of the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for the TB Programme of the World Health Organization. Her research has highlighted the public health importance of undiagnosed infectious TB and community-level interventions providing access to TB and HIV diagnosis.  She has ongoing research in self-testing for HIV, management of smear-negative TB suspects, TB diagnostic evaluation, and in the epidemiology of adolescent long-term survivors of mother-to-child transmission of HIV infection

Philippe Glaziou

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Philippe Glaziou is team leader in charge of epidemiological analyses of the burden of TB, the impact of TB control and global projections of TB burden, at the Stop TB Department of the World Health Organization in Geneva.  He is a medical doctor and holds post-graduate degrees in biostatistics, clinical trials methodology, epidemiology, tropical medicine and public health from the Universiities Paris VI, Bordeaux and Nancy.  Prior to joining WHO in 2004, he was employed by the Institute Pasteur in Paris, posted internationally as Laboratory head in several Pasteur Institutes.  His current area of interest is disease burden estimation

Johannes Hunger

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Head of Strategic Information, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Mr. Johannes Hunger has been the Head of Strategic Information at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria since October 27, 2014. Mr. Hunger joined the Global Fund in 2007 as a Senior Strategy and Policy Officer. He then served as Senior Policy Analyst, Senior Manager in Strategy and Policy, and most recently as the acting Head of Strategy and Policy in the Office of the Executive Director. He has also served as senior focal point for Global Fund Partners, including the European Commission, GAVI and the International Health Partnership IHP+. Before joining the Global Fund, Mr. Hunger worked for the Boston Consulting Group, where he lead an international project team at the UN World Food Program and managed international projects with a focus on development and implementation of growth and investment strategies. He has written several articles on innovative modelling approaches in chemistry and on the philosophy of science. Mr. Hunger has a Master's Degree in analytical philosophy from the University of Bielefeld as well as a Master of Science and a PhD in chemistry with a focus on statistical modelling and drug design from the University of Heidelberg.

David Wilson

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David - Senior Program Officer in Decision Sciences at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Prior to joining the Foundation, David was a Professor of Modeling & Health Economics at the Burnet Institute and Monash University in Australia, and CEO of the Optima Consortium for Decision Science, where he was leading teams conducting applied research into improving efficiency in health responses. In 17 years as an academic prior to joining the Gates Foundation, his dominant focus was on allocative efficiency for major infectious diseases (with special focus on HIV) although has also worked in other areas of health and complementary methods. This includes, for six years being the Head of Public Health Surveillance in Australia for blood-borne viruses and STIs. Most of his work has been conducted to support LMIC governments and their local or global partners to make better decisions for health through the generation, synthesis and promotion of quantitative evidence including surveillance, modeling, health economics and resource allocation, strategic target setting, supporting strategic purchasing and financing, and capacity building in countries for the translation of evidence to policy and programming. Working in approximately 40 countries on all continents, he has published over 230 scientific papers and delivered over 500 scientific addresses.