Archives: Speakers and Mentors

Dr. Rupa Kanapathipillai

Dr. Rupa Kanapathipillai

Rupa Kanapathipillai is an infectious diseases physician and advisor at Medecins Sans Frontieres, currently based in New York.  She completed her infectious diseases training in Melbourne, Australia and remains as Senior Medical Staff at Monash Health (Melbourne) where she returns to practice clinical infectious diseases every year.  Rupa completed a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and …

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Heather Graz

Heather Graz

Heather is a communications professional with a blend of experience in patient-focused healthcare settings and private life science R&D organisations. She has a particular interest in managing the effects of antimicrobial resistance and experience in being part of teams that create conditions for people to remain healthy, happy and economically active. For the past decade …

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Michael Mosha

Michael Mosha

Michael Mosha is a project Coordinator at the Roll Back Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative (RBA Initiative), a Tanzanian non-governmental organization that aims to curb antimicrobial resistance. Has a training background as a Pharmacist (BPHARM) and Public Health Specialist (MPH). Beginning as an AMR ambassador, Michael has several years of experience working in the AMR profession including …

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Dr. Afreenish Amir

Dr. Afreenish Amir

Dr Afreenish Amir (MBBS, M.Phil (Microbiology), MPH, PhD (Microbiology) medical microbiologist with over thirteen years of experience in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases; currently working as Project Director National Fungal Disease Surveillance System at National Institutes of Health, Pakistan. She is working on implementation of National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, GLASS, AMR and AMC …

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Dr. Ghada Zoubiane

Dr. Ghada Zoubiane

Ghada is the Head of Partnership and Stakeholder Engagement at ICARS. In her role, she is shaping and delivering on ICARS’ mission, bridging the gap between evidence and practice, and working in close partnership with low- and middle-income countries. She is developing collaborations with a range of stakeholders including potential donors, UN bodies, NGOs and …

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Dr. Oluchi Mbamalu

Dr. Oluchi Mbamalu

Dr. Oluchi Mbamalu is a Research Pharmacist at the Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She has experience in academia and pharmacy practice, as well as in mixed methods and field and laboratory research. Her current research interests explore barriers to diagnostic uptake to address …

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Candice Bonaconsa

Candice Bonaconsa

Candice Bonaconsa is a researcher in the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa since 2019. Prior to this she worked as a clinical nurse in a paediatric setting, followed by a research position with the Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative in the Department of …

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Abriti Arjyal

Abriti Arjyal is a public health professional, with over ten years of experience in the area of the health system and social research. Over the years she has gained wide-ranging experience in application of numerous research methods, among which qualitative tools and techniques, participatory action research, health policy and system research, and community engagement are …

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Usha Lamichhane

Usha Lamichhane is a Scientific Programme Officer at the Global AMR R&D Hub based in Berlin, Germany. Her background is in microbiology and biophysics. She has previously worked in the Translocation project to increase the understanding on the overall permeability of drugs into bacteria under the New Drugs for Bad Bugs (ND4BB) Programme against AMR, …

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Dr. Ralf Sudbrak

Dr. Ralf Sudbrak (male) is Interim Secretariat Co-Lead of the Global AMR R&D Hub in Berlin. He joined the Hub in February 2019. He is a biologist by training and specialist in genetic and genomics as well as personalized medicine. From 2014 to 2018 he was involved as an independent researcher in tenders of the …

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