Global Health Catalyst summit 

"Win-win collaborations for global health" 

May 24-26th 2019

at Harvard Medical School


Some invited Speakers/participants 

See Outcomes Below

Chair USA House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Global Health, 

Nobel Prize-winning Scientist and

Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine

Former NIH and NCI Director

President and CEO of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,  Director of Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Center

Honorable Minister of Health, Rwanda, 

Radio and TV 

C/O Carol Pearson,

Senior Health Reporter

Honorable Fayval Williams

Minister of Science, Energy & Technology, Jamaica

H.E Mull Sebujja Katende

Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda to U.S.A

Honorable Dr Jane Aceng

Minister of Health, Republic of Uganda

Dr Riccardo Audisio

Professor of Surgical Oncology,

Editor of the European Journal of Surgical Oncology.

Dr Eduardo Cazap

Professor, President of SLACOM, Past President of the UICC

Editor-in-Chief of E-Cancer

Dr Ahmed Elzawawy

Professor and Chair of the Harvard GHC win-win initiative

Mrs. Dorothy Nyong’o

Managing Trustee of Africa Cancer Foundation,  First Lady Kisumu County, Kenya

H.E. Hon Peter Anyang' Nyong'o 

Governor of Kisumu County, Kenya, Former Minister of Medical Services

Dr Paul Nguyen

Professor @ Harvard Medical School,  Vice-Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Radiation Oncology

 Co-Director of Harvard Global Health Catalyst

Dr. Beatrice Wiafe-Addai

President-elect, African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC), Chief Executive Officer, Peace and Love Hospitals, Ghana

Dow Wilson

President and CEO

Varian Medical Systems

Krish Suthanthiran

President and Founder of Team Best companies

Dr Julius Garvey

Surgeon and Son of Legendary  figure, Marcus Garvey

First Lady of Ondo State

Chairperson,   Ondo State Cancer Control Committee, Nigeria

Dr David kerr

Professor @ Oxford University.

Founder of AfrOX

Dr Twalib Ngoma

Professor and Chair of Clinical Oncology, MUHAS, Tanzania

Chair, Clinical Oncology

Dr Timothy Rebbeck

Professor, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Julius Thomas

NFL Player

H.E. Brylyne Chitsunge

Pan African Ambassador of Food Security, Phytomedicines Session Chair

Dr Gemma Alderton

Senior Editor, Science

AAAS Science International, Inc.

Managing Director,

American Cancer Society

Michael Fitzgerald

Editor, The Boston Globe Magazine

Dr Lisa V Adams

Associate Dean for Global Health

Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine

Dr Liza Ekole

President and Founder

Collaborative Relational Intelligence™ Leadership, Inc

Dr Gary Strichtartz

Professor and Director of Pain Research Center,

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Harvard Medical School

The hon. Henry Lowe

Executive Chairman
Environmental Health Foundation | R&D Group of Companies  and Flavocure Biotech inc

Dr Madan Rehani

President of IOMP

Director of Outreach in Radiation protection, MGH, Harvard

Dr Frank Giordano

Professor  and Chair of Radiation Oncology University of Heidelberg Mannheim, Germany

Dr Jonathan Schoenfeld

Professor @

Harvard Medical School

Adeola Fayehun

Journalist and Youtube personality

Dr Charlotte Moser

Clinical oncologist and part of Strategy leadership team of ELEKTA focussing on innovation&digital health

H.E. Carlos dos Santos

Ambassador of Mozambique to the USA

Dr. David Collingridge

Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, The Lancet Oncology, London

H.E. Mahamadou Nimaga

Ambassador of Mali to the USA

President of the Union of International Cancer Control


Head Physicist, Department of Radiation Oncology
Universitätsklinikum Mannheim GmbH

Joel Mangan

Global Health Initiatives Leader, IBM Foundation

Dr Rachel R Phillips

Consultant Radiologist

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Radiology, University of Oxford

Dr Dennis Plamer

Dean, Baptist Institute of Health Sciences. Mbingo Baptist Hospital


Kwanele Asante

African Health Equity Activist

Johannesburg, South Africa

Dr Taofeeq Ige

President of Federation of African Medical Physicists.

Dr Ross Berbeco

Professor @ Harvard Medical School, Director of Medical Physics Research, BWH/DFCI

Melvin Foote

President, Constituency for Africa

Dr Eric Ford

Professor, Radiation Oncology, Global Health PI, University of Washington

Dr Luca Incrocci

Professor of Radiation Oncology

Erasmus Cancer Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Dr Tom Randall

Professor @ Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr Mohammed Sulma

Professor at Purdue, University

Dr Scott Lovitch

Professor, Pathology

Harvard Medical School

Dr Rebecca Buecker

Radiation Oncologist, Germany

Dr Michael Jaklitsch

Professor, Surgery,

Harvard Medical School

 Danny Burke

CEO of eCancer

Dr James Alaro

Program Director,

National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health

Dr Linda Grossheim

Radiation Oncologist, Michigan, USA

Dr Melissa Davis

Scientific Director, International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes

Weill Cornell Medicine 
Department of Surgery

Hue Jackson

Co-founder of Hue Jackson Foundation and former coach of the Cleveland Browns

Dr Golam Abu Zakaria

Professor, Chairman and Chief Medical Physicist,  Klinikum Oberberg, Teaching Hospital of the University of Cologne, Germany

Dr Laurence Court

Professor @ MD Anderson, Cancer Center, Texas

Dr Kingsley Ndoh

Medical Oncologist, University of Washington

Dr Stephen Avery

Professor @ University of Pennsylvania

Dr Christian Ntizimira

Harvard GHC palliative care chair 

Executive Secretary of Rwanda Palliative Care & Hospice Organisation 

Dr. Suzana Manxhuka-Kërliu

Professor, Dean/Faculty of Medicine, University of Prishtina "Hasan Prishtina", Kosovo
Head of Kosovo National Board for Cancer Control

Dr Shaban Memeti

Head of the National Institute of Public Health of the Republic of North Macedonia

Dr Ana Ugrinska 

Head of the University Institute of Positron Emission Tomography of the Republic of North Macedonia

Dr Ilir Ismaili

Head of the Breast Cancer Department, Professor at the Medical Faculty, University of Tetova, Republic of North Macedonia

Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green

Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation Founder

PI, Morehouse School of Medicine

Dr Tommy Shavers

Co-Founder & CEO of NESTRE Health & Performance

Dr Erno Sajo 

Professor and Director of Medical Physics, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Dr Hugo Aerts

Professor @ Harvard Medical School, Artificial Intelligence and Global Health session chair

Jennifer Dent

President, BIO Ventures for Global Health

Irini Albanti, DrPH, MPH, MA

Director at the Global Health Initiative (GHI) at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.

Dr Leslie Lehmann

Clinical director of the Stem Cell Transplantation Program at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

Dr Anthony Zietman

Editor in Chief of the Red Journal

Professor @ Harvard Medical School

Jessica Frichionne

Senior Commissioning Editor, IOP Sciences

Dr Fadelu Temidayo

Instructor in Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dr Jonathan Celli

Professor  @ University of Massachusetts, Boston

Dr Arif Ali

Professor in Radiation Oncology @ Emory University

Dr Mandar Bhagwat

Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Dr Sarwat Hussain

Professor  of Radiology

 University of Massachusetts

Dr Alvaro Luongo

Professor and Director of INCA and Cancer control program


Dr Sumera Butt

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital & Research Center Pakistan.

 Daryl Thompson

Director of Scientific Initiatives

Global Research & Discovery Group, Florida, USA

Dr Ngeh Toyang

CEO, Flavocure Biotech Inc

Maryland, USA

Dr Krystyna Kiel

Professor at Rush University Medical Center 

Some Collaboration Outcomes

  • Launch of the international Phytomedicines and Medical Cannabis collaboration initiative with over 6 million dollars in funding commitments

  • New collaborations with upcoming publications including leading Journals:​​

    • Science​  (2 articles)

    • Lancet Oncology Commission for Sub-Saharan Africa (in progress)

    • Two e-books commissioned for IOP Publishing

  • New Stereotatic Body Radiotherapy course on the Global Oncology University in collaboration with the Shaukat Khanum Cancer Center in Pakistan​

  • New Surgical Oncology Webinars (SOW) involving collaborations of the European Society for Surgical Oncology and Gotteborg University Sweden

  • Support for New Cancer Centers in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Kenya

  • 4 new fellowships for education and training to build oncology capacity 

  • New multi-center clinical trials network involving collaboration of faculty from Harvard Medical School, Oxford University, and six African countries including: Ghana, Tanzania, Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya

  • Over 30 new Young Global Health Catalysts to promote greater involvement of young people and win-win collaborations to reduce global health disparities

  • New African Journal of Medical Physics

  • >50 travel  awards  to catalyze collaborations

  • Education videos on ecancer

  • Stay-tuned for more outcomes and updates

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