Nigel Rollins, Scientist, World Health Organization
Special video presentation: Cesar Victora, Emeritus Professor, Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil
Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Sue Horton, Professor, University of Waterloo
Truong Quoc Hung, Deputy Director and Assistant to the President, Vietnam Institute for Legislative Studies
Werner Schultink, Chief of Nutrition, UNICEF
Katie Taylor, Deputy Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator & Deputy Administrator for the Bureau of Global Health, USAID
Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, chief executive officer, leads the foundation's efforts to promote equity for all people around the world. She sets strategic priorities, monitors results, and facilitates relationships with key partners. Sue has deep expertise in health and medicine and a strong underpinning of working at a large institution.
Sue Horton is the CIGI chair in global health economics. She received her B.A. from Cambridge University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University, and specializes in health, nutrition and labour market issues in developing countries. She has worked in over 20 developing countries, and has consulted for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, several United Nations agencies, and the International Development Research Centre, among others.
Truong Quoc Hung
Truong Quoc Hung currently serves as the Assistant to the President of the Viet Nam National Assembly’s Institute for Legislative Studies (ILS)—the nation’s leading center for policy research, information, and analysis.
Simon Murch is Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at Warwick Medical School. Before taking up this post, he was Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Gastroenterology at the Royal Free and University College School of Medicine, London. His clinical interests include paediatric inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, food allergy and complex inherited enteropathies. He was the leader of the international IBD Working Group for the World Congress of Paediatric Gastroenterology in 2004, and has been a member of national and international working groups in paediatric food allergy.
Dr Nigel Rollins joined the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health of WHO in July 2008. He trained as a paediatrician in Belfast, Northern Ireland and his work focuses on interventions to improve child survival, growth and development. This includes implementation research to improve coverage and quality of care and also the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and infant feeding. Prior to joining WHO, Dr Rollins was Professor and head of the Centre for Maternal and Child Health at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa, where he lived and worked for 14 years.
Mr. Schultink joined UNICEF in April 1999 and has held a number of senior positions both at Headquarters in New York, where he was a Senior Nutrition Advisor, and in the India Country Office, where he led the Child Development and Nutrition Section.
Katie Taylor is the deputy Agency Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator and a deputy assistant administrator for the Bureau for Global Health at USAID. Katie oversees near- and longer-term goals and actions to drive increased outcomes for impact, as well as works to gain greater operational efficiency. She is responsible for USAID’s child survival and maternal health policy and programs, working collaboratively across the Agency and with USAID Missions and partners.
Roger Thurow joined The Chicago Council on Global Affairs as senior fellow on global agriculture and food policy in January 2010 after three decades at The Wall Street Journal. For 20 years, he was a foreign correspondent based in Europe and Africa. His coverage of global affairs spanned the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the release of Nelson Mandela, the end of apartheid, the wars in the former Yugoslavia, and the humanitarian crises of the first decade of this century–along with 10 Olympic Games.
Cesar G. Victora is Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology at the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil, where he works since 1977. He also has honorary appointments at Johns Hopkins University, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Oxford University. He has conducted extensive research in maternal and child health and nutrition, birth cohort studies, inequalities in health, and on the evaluation of the impact of major global health programs.