Developing Country NGO Delegation to the Stop TB Partnership Board
|Names||Organization||Country of Work|
|Austin Obiefuna (Board Member)||Afro Global Alliance||Ghana|
|Stela Bivol||PAS Center||Moldova|
|Mayowa Joel||Stop TB Nigeria||Nigeria|
|Bertrand Kampoer||DRAF TB||Cameroon|
|Márcia Leão||Stop TB Brasil||Brasil|
|Subrat Mohanty||UNION India||India|
|Choub Sok Chamerun||KHANA||Cambodia|
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Afro Global Alliance
Obiefuna Austin Arinze is a law graduate from Nigeria and currently the Board Member representing Developing Country NGOs on the Stop TB Partnership Board. He has worked with Afro Global Alliance – of which he is the Executive Director – since 2003. He also has international work experience which includes advising governments, CSOs and other partners on public health communication, design and implementation of support programmes in public health, behavioural change and building partnerships. He also served, amongst other capacities, as member and vice-chair of the Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism in Ghana, member of the Ghana National TB Advisory Board, and National Coordinator of the Stop TB Partnership Ghana (2005-2012). Since 2015 he serves as a board member of the UNION and Secretary General of the UNION Africa Region (Tuberculosis). Obiefuna is also a member of the WHO AFRO Regional Green Light Committee.
Stela Bivol is the Director of the PAS Center Moldova and currently a Jane Jie Sun Women in Global Health LEAD Fellow at Harvard Global Health Institute and at TH Chan Harvard School of Public Health. She leads innovative programming in various areas of public health and social accountability, including implementation of a multi-country Global Fund Grant on health systems strengthening for effective TB and MDR TB control in 11 countries. Her professional background covers communicable diseases (HIV, TB and hepatitis), health systems strengthening and community strengthening systems; key populations programming and removing human-rights and gender barriers in accessing services; primary health care; policy formulation.
Olive Mumba is the Executive Director of the Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS and Health Service Organizations (EANNASO), which is a regional network that coordinates and provides support to civil society and communities working in HIV and TB in Eastern and Anglophone Africa. Olive has 17 years’ working experience with Civil Society and community groups including networks of civil society and community groups which includes networks of TB-affected communities and people living with HIV (PLHIV). EANNASO currently hosts the GFATM Anglophone Africa Community Rights and Gender Communication and Coordination Platform and continues to support Tanzania in implementing the STOP TB Partnership CRG Assessments recommendations.
Stop TB Nigeria
Mayowa Joel is a Development Specialist with special focus on public health. He is the Executive Secretary of Stop TB Partnership Nigeria – a multi-stakeholder partnership working to end TB in Nigeria. He is also the Executive Director of Communication for Development Centre, an organization promoting effective and sustainable health and development programs in Africa. He provides technical assistance and manages programs on different development issues especially public health, community systems strengthening, and socio-economic empowerment. He serves as resource person to many organizations and plays key roles in several committees and networks at the national, regional and global levels. He also contributes to a wide range of articles and publications on health and development.
Bertrand Kampoer is a TB community activist and human right advocate for the past 15 years and is based in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Its efforts in recent years have been oriented towards empowerment of networks of TB-affected communities in order to strengthen community engagement and accountability in the TB response in Francophone Africa. Kampoer has a Masters in Public Health from the Faculty of Medicine, Nancy School of Public Health (France).
Parceria Brasileira Contra TB
Marcia Leão is a Brazilian lawyer, coordinating the Stop TB Partnership Brazil (Parceria Brasileira Contra TB). Her work primarily focuses on the relationship between tuberculosis, human rights and public health policies. She also works with parliamentarians and key populations on advocacy actions on issues pertinent to tuberculosis, hepatitis, HIV / AIDS and the right to health.
Subrat Mohanty works for The Union India Office and relishes the opportunity to reach out to the community and give people with TB a voice. Having joined The Union more than ten years ago, Subrat is now Project Director for Project Axshya (Civil Society initiative for ending TB in India) and also oversees the STREAM trial in India. His work at The Union included management of large, complex projects and leading a team of over 100 professional staff to deliver results in training and capacity building of civil society, community and health programme managers. He has built capacity of over 200 TB patients in making them TB champions. Mohanty is also a member of Global Drug Initiative (GDI) and contact group member in UNITAID.
Action for Health Initiatives (ACHIEVE)
Amara Quesada is the Executive Director of Action for Health Initiatives (ACHIEVE), Inc., an NGO in the Philippines, which has been working on HIV and AIDS, TB, human rights and gender and sexuality issues among key and vulnerable populations, particularly migrant workers and their families, people who use drugs, sex workers, people living with HIV and young key populations.
She is the Principal Representative of ACHIEVE as a NGO representative to the Philippine National AIDS Council and a Steering Committee member of the Philippine Migrant Health Network. ACHIEVE also leads an NGO advocacy platform, the Network to Stop AIDS Philippines, and serves as the Secretariat of the United TB-HIV Advocates Network. Quesada coordinated the implementation of the TB CRG Assessments in the Philippines, was the lead author of the ‘Right to Breathe’ grassroots human rights training for people with a affected by Tuberculosis, and is also a member of the Activists Coalition on Tuberculosis Asia-Pacific (ACT! AP).
Philip Waweru Mbugua has over twenty years' experience with HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria programs in East Africa. He is the founder and Executive Director of National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE), headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. Philip is a member of the Board of the Stop TB Partnership Kenya and the Chairman of Africa Capacity Alliance. He holds a Masters in Rural Sociology and Community Development from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor in Literature and Sociology.
Choub Sok Chamreun is currently the Executive Director of Khmer HIV/AIDS NGO Alliance (KHANA). Chamreun has been active in public health over the past two decades and a half. In addition to his experiences in primary health care, Chamreun was actively involved in the HIV, AIDS and TB prevention, care, support and treatment through his tireless efforts/commitment and activism in community mobilizations, community system strengthening and community and key population networks, institutional and advocacy capacity development.