Dr Princess Nothemba (Nono) Simelela

Dr Princess Nothemba (Nono) Simelela, from South Africa, was most recently WHO’s Assistant Director-General for Family, Women, Children and Adolescents. She has more than 30 years of experience as an obstetrician, academic, advocate and government official, and has previously served as Special Advisor to the Vice President of the Republic of South Africa on Social […]

Dr Isabelle Soerjomataram

Isabelle Soerjomataram is a medical epidemiologist with a special interest in cancer prevention. She received her medical degree from the University of Indonesia in 2001. Following a PhD in cancer epidemiology (2007) at the Public Health department at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, she went to the Harvard School of Public Health to work on global […]

Professor Deborah Watson-Jones

Deborah Watson-Jones is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology & International Health in the Clinical Research Department of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). She has been based in Tanzania since 1995. Her research interests include the epidemiology and prevention of HPV and related infections, HPV and Ebola vaccines and COVID-19 research in Tanzania, […]

Professor Yin Ling Woo

Professor Woo Yin Ling is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University of Malaya and a consultant gynaecological oncologist in University Malaya Medical Centre.  She completed her specialist and subspecialty training in gynaecological oncology and postdoctoral research degree in the UK and was conferred her PhD by Cambridge University. Yin Ling received many awards […]

Dr Edward Trimble

In 2018, Dr. Trimble was nominated to lead the US government’s participation in the new World Health Organization’s global initiative for cervical cancer prevention and control. This role builds upon Dr. Trimble’s previous position, as the founding Director of NCI’s Center for Global Health (CGH) in 2011. Under Dr. Trimble’s leadership the NCI CGH became […]

Dr Partha Basu

Dr. Partha Basu is an MD in gynecology and PhD in clinical oncology. He was trained as a gynecologic oncologist at Imperial College (Hammersmith Hospital), London. He became head of the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute of India in 1997 and continued in that position till he joined the International Agency […]