Our Leadership

Our leadership team is a dedicated and passion group of engineers, clinicians, researchers, and device manufacturers committed to ending preventable newborn deaths in African hospitals.

Steering Committee

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Msandeni Chiume

Kamuzu Central Hospital
Malawi

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Abiy Seifu Estifanos

Addis Ababa University
Ethiopia

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Chinyere Ezeaka

University of Lagos
Nigeria

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Joy Lawn

LSHTM
Global – The United Kingdom

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William Macharia

Aga Khan University
Kenya

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Maria Oden

Rice360
Global – United States

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Kara Palamountain

Northwestern University
Global – United States

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Rebecca Richards-Kortum

Rice360
Global – United States

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Nahya Salim

Muhimbili University of Health & Allied Sciences
Tanzania

Country & Multi-disciplinary leaders

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Aba Asibon

NEST360 Secretariat
Global – Ghana

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Millicent Alooh

Rice360
Global – Kenya

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Christine Bohne

Rice360
Global – Tanzania

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Fitsum Woldegabriel Belay

Hawassa University
Ethiopia

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Sara Desai

Rice360
Global – United States

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Queen Dube

WHO
Malawi

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Edith Gicheha

Rice360
Global – Kenya

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Lisa Hirschhorn

Northwestern University
Global – United States

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Kondowani Kawaza

Kamuzu University of Health Sciences
Malawi

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Danica Kumara

NEST360 Secretariat
Global – United States

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Honorati Masanja

Ifakara Health Institute
Tanzania

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Robert Miros

3rd Stone Design
Global – United States

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Elizabeth Molyneux

Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital
Global – United Kingdom

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Theresa Mkandawire

Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences
Malawi

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Opeyemi Odedere

Rice360
Nigeria

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George Okello

Rice360
Kenya

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Dick Oranja

Hatch Technologies
Global – Kenya

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Cate Paul

Rice360
Global – Tanzania

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Evelyn Zimba

Rice360
Malawi