Strategic and Technical Advisory Group

We leverage a Strategic & Technical Advisory Group (STAG) for high-level guidance on strategy and implementation, engagement with the global newborn care community, and a support network for developing and scaling new technologies within existing programs seeking to achieve SDG3.2

Michael Free

Senior Advisor Emeritus

Abeba Ayele

Manager, Child Health

Anshu Banerjee

Senior Advisor, Department of Reproductive Health and Research

Zulfiqar Bhutta

Center for Global Child Health, Hospital for Sick Children
Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health and Policy

John Borrazzo

World Bank
Senior Health Specialist

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Kristoffer Gandrup-Marino

Chief of Innovation

Harry Gombachika

Malawi Telecommunications Limited 
Chief Executive Officer

Gagan Gupta

Health Specialist

Rasa Izadnegahdar

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Director of Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Discovery & Tools

Lily Kak, PhD

Team Lead for Newborn Health, Office of Maternal Child Health and Nutrition

Tore Laerdal


Charles Mwansambo

Malawi Ministry of Health
Chief of Health Services

Prosper Okonkwo

APIN Public Health Intiatives – Nigeria
Chief Executive Officer

Stefan Swartling Peterson

Uppsala University
Professor of Global Transformations