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Partnerships´ Association (IHPA) Preventing diseases saves millions of lives!

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LIST OF MEMBERS
IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

ASSOCIATION FOUNDERS

Professor Richard Alderslade, MA., BM., B.Ch, FRCP, FFPH, MD, PhD.
Professor Richard Alderslade, MA., BM., B.Ch, FRCP, FFPH, MD, PhD.
Position

Adjunct Professor of Public and Health Administration at the Robert F Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, responsible for teaching programs in global health policy and governance;
Managerial experience in the English National Health Service;
Many years work with WHO in various capacities.

Area of expertise

• Health Service policies and management;
• Public Health;
• Public Health Service policies, organizational structures, services, capacities and resources.

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Professor Alexandre Berlin, PhD, DSc.
Professor Alexandre Berlin, PhD, DSc.
Position

Honorary Director of the European Commission,
Member of the Executive Committee South-East Europe Stability Pact –Health Network, Member of the WHO-EURO Committee on Public Health.

Area of expertise

• Health Service policies and management;
• Public Health;
• Environmental Health;
• Occupational Health;
• the European Union issues.

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Professor Tatiana Ivanova, MD, Ph.D.
Professor Tatiana Ivanova, MD, Ph.D.
Position

Director of Scientific Department in Tokuda Hospital Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Deputy Director and Head of Department of Health System functioning at the National Centre for Public Health and Analysis, Sofia.
Head of Department of Health System functioning at the National Centre of Public Health Protection – Sofia.

Area of expertise

Russian speaking,
• Public Health;
• Public Health Service policies, organizational structures, services, capacities and resources;
• Accreditation of health services and entities.

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Gabriella Haralanova, MBA
Gabriella Haralanova, MBA
Position

Chair, IHPA Management Board

Area of expertise

• Business administration and management;
• Project planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation;
• Public Health Services.

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Professor Ainna Fawcett-Henesy, MA.
Professor Ainna Fawcett-Henesy, MA.
Position

International Consultant in Nursing and Public Health.  Extensive experience at strategic and policy level in the English National Health Service. Former Adviser on Primary Care, Royal College of Nursing. Former Lead on nursing and primary care for London health care reforms.
Ten years with World Health Organisation as Regional Nursing Advisor including work on health systems. 

Area of expertise

• Human resources for nursing and midwifery and more specifically public health nursing;
• Health systems goals and management;
• Public health nursing training and role development;
• Primary Care Team development.

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Assoc. Prof. Phillip Lazarov, MD, PhD.
Assoc. Prof. Phillip Lazarov, MD, PhD.
Position

Senior Research Associate (clinical epidemiology).
Associate Professor of Psychiatry. Private Professor (Psychology and Sociology of Substance Abuse and Addictions);
WHO consultant in Public Health and Addictions.

Area of expertise

Russian speaking;
• Psychiatry;
• Public Health;
• Mental Health;
• Drug abuse and addictions.

Dora Mircheva-Dimitrova, MD, PhD.
Dora Mircheva-Dimitrova, MD, PhD.
Position

Consultant, Public Health,  European Regional Office of WHO;
For 16 years a staff member of EURO/WHO.

Area of expertise

Russian speaking;
• Health Service policies and management;
• Public Health;
• Public Health Service policies, organizational structures, services, capacities and resources.

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Assoc. Prof. Jasmina Mircheva, MD, PhD.
Assoc. Prof. Jasmina Mircheva, MD, PhD.
Position

Adviser on international affairs at the Economic and Social Affairs Council of Bulgaria (ESC);
Adviser to the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency, the ESC and the Bulgarian Drug Agency.

Area of expertise

Russian speaking;
• Pharmaceuticals;
• Health Service policies and management;
• Food Safety Agencies;
• Social affairs and health.

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Maria Ruseva, MD.
Maria Ruseva, MD.
Position

International Expert, Public Health Services;
Member, Executive Committee, South-eastern Europe Health Network (SEEHN),
Former programme Manager, Public Health Services, WHO Regional Office for Europe;
Consultant to WHO Regional Office for Europe,
Co-opted member of the SEEHN Executive Committee.

Area of expertise

Russian speaking;
• Health Service policies and management;
• Public Health and its organisaztion and legislation;
• Public Health Service policies, organizational structures, services, capacities, and resources.

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Prof. Vihra Milanova, M.D, Ph.D.
Prof. Vihra Milanova, M.D, Ph.D.
Position

Head of Department of Psychiatry in the Medical University in Sofia, Head of the Psychiatric clinic
Alexandrovska University Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Area of expertise

Russian speaking;
• Psychiatric genetics;
• Clinical psychopharmacology;
• Pharmacoprophylactics;
• Psychosocial rehabilitation;
• Public Health;
• Health education.

SUBSEQUENTLY JOINED

Ms.Adriana Galan
Ms.Adriana Galan
Position

Head,Department Noncommunicable Diseases, National Institute of Public Health, Bucharest, Romania.
Deputy National Coordinator of the South Easter Heath Network (former Stability Pact);
Co-editor for the National Public Health Strategy of Romania. Regional editor for Croatian Medical Journal and editor for Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences.

Area of expertise

• Design and implementation of health information systems;
• Health status evaluation;
• Public health strategies design.

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Dr. Roberto Gnesotto, MSc, MS (Harvard)
Dr. Roberto Gnesotto, MSc, MS (Harvard)
Position

Consultant on Non-communicble diseases for WHO in Kiev;
Health Care Quality Advisor for Italian National Agency for Healthcare Quality, Ukraine;
Freelance International Adviser to several Italian academic and non-governmental organisations;
Past lecturer to Harvard School of Public Health.

Area of expertise

• Humanitarian aid for health;
• Emergencies in health;
• Health Policy Development; 
• Health Systems Analysis;
• Monitoring, Surveillance and Evaluation;
• Public Health Planning.

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Dr.Mihaly Kokeny
Dr.Mihaly Kokeny
Position

Senior Fellow of the Global Health Program at The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland);
Chaired the Executive Board of WHO and involved in many of WHO and European Union's health initiatives. Senior policy advisor to the Director of WHO’s European Region.

Area of expertise

• Health Service policies and management;
• Public Health policies and management;
• Health Service and Public Health Leadership.

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Professor Todorka Kostadinova
Professor Todorka Kostadinova
Position

Vice-Rector, Varna Medical University, Bulgaria;
Chair, European Union's Programme on Human Resources for Health Planning, forecasting and education.

Area of expertise

• Health Service policies and management;
• Public Health policies and management;
• Health service and public health leadership;
• Public Health Training.

Professor Ulrich Laaser MPH (John Hopkins), DTM&H.
Professor Ulrich Laaser MPH (John Hopkins), DTM&H.
Position

Former Professor at the Bielefeld School of Public Health;
Visiting Professor in Belgrade;
2010 – 2012 President of the World Federation of Public Health Associations;
For the last decade, he has worked for various public health projects in South Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Near East and the Pacific Region. He organised the 12th World Congress on Public Health in Istanbul 2009, and the 13th in Addis Ababa.

Area of expertise

• Public health education, policies, and management;
• Global health;
• Health policy.

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Professor Dr.Alex Levental
Professor Dr.Alex Levental
Position

Former Director, Public Health Services, State of Israel (ISR);
Former Director, Ministry of Health, ISR;
Professor at the Brown School of State of Israel; Jerusalem.

Area of expertise

• Health systems policies and management;
• Public Health, its legislation and organisation;
• Public Health Service policies, organizational structures, services, capacities, and resources;
• Public health training;
• Emergencies in Public Health;

Professor Dr.Jeffrey Levett
Professor Dr.Jeffrey Levett
Position

Professor Emeritus, Public Health Management, National School of Public Health, Athens;
Founding Dean, National School of Public Health, Athens;
Professor, Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, Chicago.

Area of expertise

• Health Service policies and management;
• Public Health, its organizational structures, services, capacities, and resources;
• Public Health Training.

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Professor Flavio Lirussi, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Flavio Lirussi, M.D., Ph.D.
Position

University of Padua Medical School - Former Professor of Internal Medicine;
Former Non-communicable diseases/Mental Health WHO Leader, Headquarters, Geneva.
As a Consultant since 2009, he has worked with the WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development in Venice, the Copenhagen-based WHO Healthy Ageing, Disability and Long-term Care Unit, and the WHO Department of Ageing and Life Course in Geneva. He collaborated with the Public Health Aspects of Migration in Europe team in Venice, and is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Society for Health Promotion. 

Area of expertise

• Public Health;
• Non-communicable disease;
• Health Promotion;
• Healthy and Active Ageing;
• Sustainable Development Goals.

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Dr Aileen Robertson, Ph.D., RNutr.
Dr Aileen Robertson, Ph.D., RNutr.
Position

National and International work on public health nutrition, Regional Adviser on nutrition for several years to WHO Europe, and adviser to the National Health Services in Scotland;
Currently Lecturer and researcher in Public Health Nutrition at University College Copenhagen.

Area of expertise

• Nutrition;
• Public Health and Nutritional education, training and research;
• Public Health Nutrition policies and related organizational structures, services, capacities, and resources.

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Dr. Erio Ziglio
Dr. Erio Ziglio
Position

Former Programme Manager for Health Promotion, WHO Europe
Former Director, Venice Office, WHO Europe
Freelance International Health systems/Public Health Expert.

Area of expertise

• Public Health;
• Health Promotion;
• Non-communicable diseases;
• Social Determinants of Health;
• Investment for health.

Dr.Ruxanda Glavan, MD, MBA, MPA
Dr.Ruxanda Glavan, MD, MBA, MPA
Position

Medical professional with over a decade of senior leadership experience in business, and, more recently in the national social protection and health administration;
Former Deputy Minister and Minister of Labor, Social Protection and Family;
Former Minister of Health; International Consultant for WHO.

Area of expertise

• Health Systems policies and management;
• HS Leadership;
• Business administration and  project management;
•  Pharmaceuticals and improving access to medicines;
• Social affairs and Health;
• Public Health Service policies, organizational structures, services, capacities and resources.

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Professor Wim Van Lerberghe, MD, DTM&H, PhD
Professor Wim Van Lerberghe, MD, DTM&H, PhD
Position

Elected board director Board (2017-), International College of Person Centered Medicine;
Head, Health Sector Reform Programme, Greece;
Professor International Health;
Former Coordinator, then Director (D2), Department for Health Systems Policies and Workforce (HPW), WHO Geneva;
Professor of Health Policy, Department of Public Health, Institute for Tropical Medicine, Antwerp Belgium; etc.

Area of expertise

• Health systems;
• Policy development and policy dialogue;
• Aid effectiveness;
• Health service organization and workforce;
• Institutional capacity development.

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