Advisory Committee

SAMSS is led by Fitzhugh Mullan, MD and Seble Frehywot, MD, MHSA of the Department of Health Policy at the George Washington University. The GW-based team serves as the Secretariat to the project and works in consultation with an Advisory Committee co-chaired by Dr. Francis Omaswa, Executive Director of the African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST) and former Executive Director of the World Health Organization Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA). SAMSS has an Advisory Committee comprised of two Co-Chairs (Drs. Omaswa and Mullan) and 15 Advisory Committee Members (ten of whom represent medical schools that will be site visited.) The Committee members will participate in all aspects of the study.
  • Dr. Magda Awases (Regional Adviser for Human Resources for Health (HRH) Development, AFRO)

  • Dr. Charles Boelen (Former WHO HRH Chief and AFRO Representative)

  • Professor Mohenou Isidore Jean-Marie Diomande (Dean, School of Medicine, University of Cocody, President, CIDMEF)

  • Dr. Dela Dovlo (Former Director, Human Resources for Health, Ministry of Health, Ghana)

  • Prof. Diaa Eldin El Gaili (Director, Educational Development Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Gezira University)

  • Professor Josefo João Ferro (Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Mozambique)

  • Professor Abraham Halieamlak (Vice president for Health Service and Local Training Facilities and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Jimma University)

  • Professor Jehu Iputo (Director, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Walter Sisulu University)

  • Professor Marian Jacobs (Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town)

  • Professor Abdel Karim Koumare (Professor of Anatomy and Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Mali)

  • Professor Mwapatsa Mipando (Head of Physiology and Dean of Students, College of Medicine, University of Malawi)

  • Professor G.L. Monekosso (Founding Dean at the University of Yaounde, Emeritus Director, WHO Africa Region, President, Global Health Dialogue Foundation)

  • Professor Emiola Oluwabunmi Olapade-Olaopa (Senior Lecturer, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan)

  • Professor Francis Omaswa (Former Director, Global Health Workforce Alliance, Present Executive Director of CHEST, Co-Chair of the SAMSS Advisory Committee)

  • Professor Paschalis Rugarabamu (Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Hubert Kairuki Memorial University, Tanzania)

  • Professor Nelson Sewankambo (Professor of Medicine, Principal, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Uganda)

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