Directory

Adel I. Ali el Taguri


Libya
Director of Qualit..
COUNTRY Libya ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL tajouri@doctor.com
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Adel I. Ali el Taguri

Director of Quality and Patient Safety

Ministry of Health of Libya

Verica Jovanovic


Director of the In..
COUNTRY ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL verica_jovanovic@batut.org.rs
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Verica Jovanovic

Director of the Institute of Public health of Serbia

Director of the Institute of Public health of Serbia “Dr Milan Jovanovic Batut”.

Ahmed Rguig


Morocco
Chef de service - ..
COUNTRY Morocco ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL rguigahmed@hotmail.com
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Ahmed Rguig

Chef de service - Epidemiologist

Ministry of Health (Service de la surveillance epidemiologique)

Ahmed Helmy Said Zaghloul


Medipiet
Epidemiologist & N..
COUNTRY Medipiet ROLE MediPIET Team EMAIL azaghloul@medipiet.eu
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Ahmed Helmy Said Zaghloul

Epidemiologist & National Correspondent/alternate for relations with ECDC, NFP for IHR

Scientific Coordinator MediPIET

Aicha Lahchaichi


Tunisia
Resident in Public..
COUNTRY Tunisia ROLE Fellow EMAIL aicha.hechaichi@gmail.com
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Aicha Lahchaichi

Resident in Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology and Statistics

MediPIET fellow from Cohort 2 (2015-2017)

Respiratory Hospital Abderrahmen Mami of Ariana

Alba Merdani


Albania
MediPIET Fellow 20..
COUNTRY Albania ROLE Fellow EMAIL alba_merdani@yahoo.com
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Alba Merdani

MediPIET Fellow 2015-2017

Department of Epidemiology and Health Systems of Albania

Alexei Ceban


Moldova
Epidemiologist in ..
COUNTRY Moldova ROLE Fellow EMAIL alexeiceban99@yahoo.com
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Alexei Ceban

Epidemiologist in Vaccine Preventable Diseases
National Centre of Public Health
 MediPIET fellow from Cohort 2 (2015-2017)

Adela Páez Jiménez


Medipiet
Scientific Coordin..
COUNTRY Medipiet ROLE MediPIET Team EMAIL apaez@medipiet.eu
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Adela Páez Jiménez

Scientific Coordinator MediPIET based at ECDC

Adela Paez Jimenez is based at ECDC as Scientific Coordinator of MediPIET since mid-july 2014. She did the FETP in Spain (PEAC) in 2001-2003, right after the MPH. Holder of a Doctorate in Clinical Epidemiology by the Public Health School of Paris VI, she has over twelve years of experience as epidemiologist in Europe (Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Institut Pasteur), Middle-East (Ain Shams University-Faculty of Community Medicine), West and Central Africa (UNAIDS Regional Support Team) and Latin America and the Caribbean (PAHO/WHO AMRO).

Scientific Coordinator MediPIET

Andrea Schwarz


EU
COUNTRY EU ROLE European Commission EMAIL Andrea.SCHWARZ@ec.europa.eu
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Andrea Schwarz

Member of ths Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and the Project Coordination Coomittee (PCC).

Angeliki Lambrou


Greece
Doctor of Science ..
COUNTRY Greece ROLE SAB member EMAIL lambrou@keelpno.gr
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Angeliki Lambrou

Doctor of Science in Epidemiology and Environmental Health
KEELPNO – Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and Prevention

My name is Angeliki Lambrou and I am an epidemiologist. Since my early student years I had a special interest in health and I was happy to study nursing at the University of Athens, Greece. During my postgraduate studies in Public Health I had the opportunity to explore my growing interest in Epidemiology and continued my studies at a doctoral level in Harvard University, Boston, USA from where I graduated with a Doctor of Science in Epidemiology and Environmental Health.  My research focused on exposure to metals, epigenetic mechanisms and cognitive function. Currently, I am working as the head of the Laboratory-based Surveillance Office in the Department of Epidemiological Surveillance and Intervention of the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention located in Athens, Greece. My everyday work involves coordinating and implementing lab-based surveillance, designing and initiating web-based applications in the national surveillance systems, updating sentinel surveillance systems as well as participating in outbreak investigations and research projects. Being an EPIET supervisor as well as a member of the Medi-PIET Scientific Advisory Board for more than a year now has also been a welcome addition to my work-life.

Anita Grgurevic


Serbia
Associate Professo..
COUNTRY Serbia ROLE Supervisor EMAIL anita.grgurevic@gmail.com
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Anita Grgurevic

Associate Professor

Institute of Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine

Ariana Kalaveshi


Kosovo*
Head of Communicab..
COUNTRY Kosovo* ROLE Supervisor EMAIL ari_kala@yahoo.com
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Ariana Kalaveshi

Head of Communicable Disease Unit, and teaching assistant of epidemiology

Dr Arijana Kalaveshi is Head of Unit for surveillance of communicable diseases at National Institute of Public Health in Prishtina and assistant of Epidemiology in the Medical Faculty of University of Prishtina. She graduated Faculty of Medicine, Prishtina University in 1985. Specialised Epidemiology in 1991, Master degree in Medical Sciences, Public Health & Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Prishtina, in 2001, Ph.D, Medical Faculty, University of Prishtina in 2008.

Expert in the field of communicable diseases, surveillance, monitoring and evaluation.

She has published many scientific papers in indexed medical journals.

Extensive experience for more than 25 years in Public Health, Epidemiology and Higher Education System in Kosova.

Anne Sophie Lequarre


EU
Scientific officer..
COUNTRY EU ROLE European Commission EMAIL Anne-Sophie.LEQUARRE@ec.europa.eu
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Anne Sophie Lequarre

Scientific officer at the Joint Research Centre (DG JRC)

Dr Anne-Sophie Lequarre is a veterinarian with a PhD in molecular biology applied to veterinary sciences. She worked for twenty years at different universities on research topics related to animal health and animal production. She is now a scientific officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission supervising projects reducing the emergence and the impact  of potential biological threats. MediPIET is one of the projects funded by the CBRN Centres of Excellence initiative,  an initiative contributing to the stability and peace of countries surrounding the European Union.

Member of ths Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and the Project Coordination Coomittee (PCC).

Barbora Kinross


ECDC
Scientific Officer..
COUNTRY ECDC ROLE European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) EMAIL Barbora.Kinross@ecdc.europa.eu
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Barbora Kinross

Scientific Officer for Public Health Capacity at ECDC

Scientific Officer for Public Health Capacity at European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDCand the ECDC Liaison Officer for MediPIET. Prior to joining ECDC, Barbora served at the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, where she was responsible for the agenda of international organizations (WHO and other UN agencies). She also worked at the World Health Organization (Country Office for the Czech Republic) and The Lancet (Elsevier Ltd.). Barbora holds Masters degrees in public health (MPH), English philology (Mgr.) and international studies and diplomacy (M.A.). She has particular interest in the areas of capacity building, health promotion and public health policy and legislation and published several book chapters on tobacco control.

Liaison Officer for MediPIET.

Carmen Varela Santos


ECDC
Head of the Traini..
COUNTRY ECDC ROLE European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) EMAIL Carmen.Varela@ecdc.europa.eu
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Carmen Varela Santos

Head of the Training Network Strengthening (TNS) Group in the Public Health Training Section of the PH Capacity and Communication Unit (PHC) at the ECDC

Veterinarian with a Masters in Applied Epidemiology, currently she leads the Training Network Strengthening (TNS) Group in the Public Health Training Section of the Public Health Capacity and Communication Unit (PHC) at the ECDC, where – since 2005 – she has contributed to building public health capacity in the EU through training, pandemic preparedness, monitoring of public health threats, rapid risk assessment and support to response activities. Former Academic Coordinator of the Spanish Field Epidemiology Training Programme (PEAC) (2003-2005) some of her key areas of interest are: core competency development, training needs assessment and multidisciplinary training in public health surveillance and response. Carmen is an observer to the MediPIET Working Group on Networking of the Training Centres Forum.

Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAB) of MediPIET.

Concha Martín de Pando


Medipiet
Liaison Officer Me..
COUNTRY Medipiet ROLE MediPIET Team EMAIL cmartinpando@medipiet.eu
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Concha Martín de Pando

Liaison Officer MediPIET

She is Epidemiologist. Her background is Psychology, Master Degree in Gender and Development; she did the Spanish Field Epidemiology Training Programme (PEAC) at Institute of Health Carlos III. With more than twenty years of experience, she worked with displaced population, refugees in armed conflict mainly in Training, Health and Human Rights in different regions: Latin America, Africa and the Mediterranean & Balkan Regions and at different institutions: from Universities, local NGO’s to International organizations such as UNICEF, UNESCO, UN Peace Keeping Mission and more recently in EU funded Projects. She has been working in PH and Epidemiology in the Mediterranean region since 2007 based in the Spanish National Institute of Health Carlos III. She coordinated the Training and Capacity Building in Preparedness and Response in EPISOUTH and EPISOUTH Plus. She coordinated the Nautilus Simulation Exercise, a Post –Command Simulation Exercises in PH threats in the Mediterranean region in 2013, where 20 Mediterranean and Balkan countries took part and with the involvement of ECDC, EU Commission and WHO.

She started her involvement in MediPIET as Liaison Officer MediPIET since 2013.

Danijela Simic


Serbia
Director of Intern..
COUNTRY Serbia ROLE NFP - Alternate EMAIL simic_danijela@batut.org.rs
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Danijela Simic

Director of International Cooperation

Head of Department for HIV infection, STI, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis in the Center for Prevention and Control of Diseases, National Coordinator for HIV/AIDS/STI Surveillance and WHO/ECDC National Correspondent for HIV/AIDS/STI, Member of Republic Commission for HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis of Government of Serbia, NFP for Episouth and Episouth Plus projects, principal researcher or consultant in many integrated bio-behavioral surveillance surveys among injecting drug users and in the size estimates of key populations most at risk for HIV (IDU, MSM, SW) conducted in Serbia and author or coauthor of many scientific articles published in national and international journals, presenter on many conferences/congresses and scientific symposium, participant and/or educator/facilitator in several trainings/workshops.

Delphine Antoine


France
Scientific trainin..
COUNTRY France ROLE SAB member EMAIL Delphine.ANTOINE@santepubliquefrance.fr
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Delphine Antoine

Scientific training coordinator

Scientific training coordinator

Scientific and international Office

National Public Health Agency

12 rue du Val d’Osne 94415 Saint-Maurice Cedex France

www.santepubliquefrance.fr

Dorina Toçi


Albania
Epidemiologist at ..
COUNTRY Albania ROLE Fellow EMAIL doricanaku@gmail.com
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Dorina Toçi

Epidemiologist at the Department of Epidemiology and Health Systems

MediPIET Fellow 2015 – 2017

Epidemiologist at the Department of Epidemiology and Health Systems of the Institute of Public Health of Albania

Dragan Kochinski


Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Researcher
COUNTRY the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia ROLE Fellow EMAIL dragan.kocinski@gmail.com
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Dragan Kochinski

Researcher

MediPIET Fellow from the Cohort 2 (2015-2017).

Institute of Public Health of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Dragana Plavsa


Serbia
MD
COUNTRY Serbia ROLE Fellow EMAIL dragana_djordjevic@batut.org.rs
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Dragana Plavsa

MD

MediPIET fellow from Cohort 2 (2015-2017)

Institute of Public Health

Dragan Lausevic


Montenegro
Epidemiologist, MD..
COUNTRY Montenegro ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL dragan.lausevic@ijzcg.me
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Dragan Lausevic

Epidemiologist, MD, PhD

Dragan Lausevic, epidemiologist, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of epidemiology at School of Medicine, University of Montenegro. His special area of interest are immunizations  and  vaccine preventable diseases. He has participated in development of core competences and curriculum of MediPIET and prerequisites of MediPIET training sites.

University of Montenegro

Dumitru Capmari


Moldova
Epidemiologist
COUNTRY Moldova ROLE Fellow EMAIL d.capmari@mail.ru
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Dumitru Capmari

Epidemiologist

MediPIET fellow from Cohort 2 (2015-2017)

National Centre of Public Health

Enric Ibarz


Medipiet
Project Officer Me..
COUNTRY Medipiet ROLE MediPIET Team EMAIL eibarz@medipiet.eu
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Enric Ibarz

Project Officer MediPIET

Enric Ibarz is MediPIET Project Officer at FIIAPP. He is a Political Scientist and holds a Master in International Relations with particular interest in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions. He has experience in project management at national and international level having previously worked at UNESCO in the field of ICT for Development and Internet Governance, and at several Universities and research centres in Science Policy development and EU-funded projects. He has also worked as freelance consultant and is currently embarked in a PhD research in Political Theory.

Project Officer MediPIET

Elona Kureta


Albania
MediPIET Fellow 20..
COUNTRY Albania ROLE Fellow EMAIL ekureta@gmail.com
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Elona Kureta

MediPIET Fellow 2014-2016

Institute of Public Health of Albania

Enver Roshi


Albania
Dean of the Facult..
COUNTRY Albania ROLE NFP - Alternate EMAIL roshienvi@yahoo.com
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Enver Roshi

Dean of the Faculty of Public Health

Enver Roshi is the Dean of the Faculty of Public Health, University of Medicine, Tirana, Albania and the Head of the Epidemiologic Observatory at the Institute of Public Health. He was graduated as General Practitioner from the Faculty of Medicine, Tirana, Albania and received an MPH degree from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. In addition, Enver is a visiting lecturer at the Georgia Southern University, USA.

Enver has conducted several major research projects and has published many articles in international scientific journals with high impact factor such as the European Journal of Public Health, Journal of Public Health, etc.

Alternate National Focal Point and Supervisor of MediPIET.

Erjona Shakjiri


Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Researcher in Publ..
COUNTRY the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL erjona_shaqiri@hotmail.com
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Erjona Shakjiri

Researcher in Public Health

Dr. Erjona Shakjiri joined the Institute of Public Health of RM as a young researcher in 2009. She has received a degree in medicine from the University of Tirana (2005) and the title specialist of microbiology in the Faculty of Medicine “Mother Teresa” at the University Sv. Kiril and Methodij in Skopje. Dr. Shaqiri is following a master program for public health in the School of public health at the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje. In March 2013 she was nominated by the Minister of Health of Macedonia as leader of the “National Group for Surveillance of Consumption of Antimicrobial Agents” . Her principal interest in the medical field is Public Health Microbiology.

Eugena Tomini


Albania
Epidemiologist, Co..
COUNTRY Albania ROLE Supervisor EMAIL genatomini@yahoo.com
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Eugena Tomini

Epidemiologist, Control of Infectious Diseases Department

National Institute of Public Health of Albania

Fernando Simón


Spain
Director of the Ce..
COUNTRY Spain ROLE SAB member EMAIL fsimon@msssi.es
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Fernando Simón

Director of the Centre for Coordination of Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES)

Medical Doctor and Epidemiologist trained in Spain, England and France, Fernando Simón is holding the post of Director of the Spanish Coordinating Centre for Health Alerts and Emergencies at the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality since 2012. He has extensive experience in public health surveillance, research, planning preparedness and control of infectious diseases in different settings. He was head of the Alert and Response Unit at the Spanish Instituto de Salud Carlos III between 2003 and 2011 and previously occupied posts of responsibility in public health and epidemiology sectors in several countries and international organizations in Africa, Latin America and Europe. Fernando Simón has also teaching experience in epidemiology at the Spanish School of Public Health and in several training programmes for different universities, the EU, ECDC and WHO. He is member of the Advisory Forum of the ECDC and National Coordinator for the Spanish Competent Bodies for the ECDC. He is also responsible for the Focal Point for the EWRS, alternate member of the Health Security Committee of the EU and director of the Spanish Contact Point for the International Health Regulations (2005) / WHO. During the recent years main focus of his work is on preparedness and response planning

Fehminaz Temel


Turkey
MD, Public Health ..
COUNTRY Turkey ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL mbsucakli@hotmail.com
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Fehminaz Temel

MD, Public Health Specialist, Epidemiologist

Turkey Public Health Institute

Fitim Raçi


Kosovo*
Epidemiologist
COUNTRY Kosovo* ROLE Fellow EMAIL fitimraci@yahoo.com
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Fitim Raçi

Epidemiologist

MediPIET Fellow from Cohort 2.

National Institute of Public Health of Kosovo

Frank van Loock


EU
Policy Officer, EU..
COUNTRY EU ROLE European Commission EMAIL Frank.VAN-LOOCK@ec.europa.eu
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Frank van Loock

Policy Officer, EU Commission

Member of the MediPIET Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) and the Project Coordination Coomittee (PCC).

Policy Officer, Crisis Management and Preparedness in Health, Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

Genc Burazeri


Albania
Deputy Director
COUNTRY Albania ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL gburazeri@yahoo.com
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Genc Burazeri

Deputy Director

Genc Burazeri is the Deputy Director of the Institute of Public Health, Tirana, Albania, and the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Public Health, University of Medicine, Tirana, Albania. He was graduated as a General Practitioner (1993) from the Faculty of Medicine, Tirana, Albania and received an MPH degree (2000) and subsequently a Ph.D. degree (2007) from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. In 2010, Genc was awarded the academic title “professor” from Tirana University, Albania. Genc is also a visiting lecturer at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Main expertise: Epidemiology and Research Methodology.

Genc has conducted several major research projects and has published many articles in international scientific journals with high impact factor such as the British Medical Journal, International Journal of Epidemiology, Annals of Epidemiology, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, European Journal of Public Health, Journal of Public Health, etc.

National Focal Point and Supervisor of MediPIET.

Institute of Public Health

Ghada Abou Mrad


Lebanon
Ministry of Public..
COUNTRY Lebanon ROLE Supervisor EMAIL mdghada@gmail.com
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Ghada Abou Mrad

Ministry of Public Health Coordinator

Ministry of Public Health

Gordana Kuzmanovska


Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Head of the Depart..
COUNTRY the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia ROLE Supervisor EMAIL Gordana.kozmanovska@gmail.com
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Gordana Kuzmanovska

Head of the Department for Communicable Diseases Control and Prevention

Prim. MD Gordana Kuzmanovska, received her medical degree from the University of Kiril and Metodij in Skopje. She did a specialization in epidemiology and biostatistics, and during professional carrier participated in numerous trainings and workshops related to intervention epidemiology and research. She is employed in Institute of public health of Macedonia and head of Department for Prevention and control of communicable diseases since 2009. In 2014 she was elected as president of the Macedonian Association of epidemiologists.

Institute for Public Health

Hala Abou Naja


Lebanon
Epidemiological Su..
COUNTRY Lebanon ROLE Fellow EMAIL esu.abounajah@gmail.com
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Hala Abou Naja

Epidemiological Surveillance Program

MediPIET fellow from Cohort 1 (2014-2016).

Ministry of Public Health

Hedia Bellali


Tunisia
Epidemiology, Inte..
COUNTRY Tunisia ROLE Supervisor EMAIL hedia.bellali@gmail.com
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Hedia Bellali

Epidemiology, International and Humanitarian Medicine MD

Ministry of Health, Tunisia

Héjer Letaief Mrad


Tunisia
Epidemiologist
COUNTRY Tunisia ROLE Fellow EMAIL hejerletaief@gmail.com
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Héjer Letaief Mrad

Epidemiologist

MediPIET fellow from Cohort 2 (2015-2017)

Observatory of New and Emerging Diseases

Hind Bouguerra


Tunisia
Resident MD
COUNTRY Tunisia ROLE Fellow EMAIL hind_296@hotmail.fr
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Hind Bouguerra

Resident MD

MediPIET fellow from Cohort 2 (2015-2017)

National Observatory of New and Emerging Diseases

Isabel Noguer


Spain
Director of the Na..
COUNTRY Spain ROLE SAB member EMAIL inoguer@isciii.es
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Isabel Noguer

Director of the Nacional Centre for Epidemiology

Nacional Centre for Epidemiology of Spain

Instituto de Salud Carlos III

Isabel Noguer holds a degree in Medicine and Surgery, a Master’s degree in Public Health from the National Public Health School of Rennes (France) and is a Doctor in Medicine from the Rey Juan Carlos University. She has contributed actively in international forums in the field of public health, epidemiological surveillance and healthcare research in the European Union, the WHO, the PAHO and other international organisations. She has worked as an advisor at the World Bank on HIV/AIDS and STD projects in India, Brazil and Argentina. Since 2009, she has been Chairperson of the International Advisory Committee at the Instituto de Salud Pública Ricardo Jorge de Lisboa. She has directed publications of the World Bank and the PAHO/WHO and has contributed with numerous papers in national and international magazines. Isabel Noguer Zambrano is a member of the Sociedad Española de Epidemiología (Spanish Society of Epidemiology).

Isme Humolli


Kosovo*
Director of Depart..
COUNTRY Kosovo* ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL ismeh21@gmail.com
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Isme Humolli

Director of Department of Epidemiology

Isme Humolli, medical epidemiologist, Director of Department of Epidemiology. She served as a National Manager for Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunization, and person in charge for Emergency in Public Health. Isme Humolli designed many projects where different international institutions /partners were involved.

Isme Humolli is Professor of Epidemiology at Medical Faculty (under graduated, and post graduate students).

Institute of Public Health

Itamar Grotto


Israel
Head of Public Hea..
COUNTRY Israel ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL itamar.grotto@MOH.GOV.IL
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Itamar Grotto

Head of Public Health Services

Head of Public Health Services, manages the Public Health Services Staff and the district health bureaus. Serves also as an advisor to the Ministry of Health management on all matters concerning public health: disease prevention and health promotion.

Roles: Head of Public Health Disease prevention and health promotion; immunizations and prevention of infectious diseases; environmental epidemiology; food safety; environmental health; tuberculosis and AIDS; community genetics and prevention of congenital defects; Public Health Laboratories; management of the ongoing operations of the Mother and Child (Tipat Halav) clinics; control and supervision of the student health services; management of epidemic outbreaks and extraordinary instances of disease.

 

Jelena Dakovic Devic


Bosnia Herzegovina
Senior Specialist ..
COUNTRY Bosnia Herzegovina ROLE NFP - Alternate EMAIL j.djakovic@mzsz.vladars.net
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Jelena Dakovic Devic

Senior Specialist for Public Health

Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Bosnia Herzegovina

José Jaime de Domingo


Medipiet
Team Leader
COUNTRY Medipiet ROLE MediPIET Team EMAIL jj.dedomingo@medipiet.eu
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José Jaime de Domingo

Team Leader

Team Leader MediPIET

Phone : +34 91 822 26 10

Advance Agriculture Engineer (M Sc. Level), Master in Direction and Management of Social Security Systems, my main professional experience is framed in the area of International Institutional Relations. This know-how and skills have been developed in my capacity as International civil servant (EC desk Officer), as executive of NGOs, in my position as Director of private companies and as Team Leader of EUROsociAL Health and MediPIET Projects (both financed by EC).

I have devoted the majority of my career to work in Humanitarian Aid and International Cooperation fields, in favour of people living in Africa, Middle East, Balkans and Latin America with focus on strengthening the institutional capacity of countries.

Karima Meziani


Algeria
Head of surveillan..
COUNTRY ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL simomeziani@yahoo.fr
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Karima Meziani

Head of surveillance

National Institute of Public Health

Karl Ekdahl


ECDC
Head of the Public..
COUNTRY ECDC ROLE European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) EMAIL Karl.Ekdahl@ecdc.europa.eu
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Karl Ekdahl

Head of the Public Health Capacity and Communication Unit at the ECDC

Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of MediPIET.

Professor Karl Ekdahl is head of the Public Health Capacity and Communication Unit at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), where he is responsible for the Centre’s activities related to capacity building, preparedness, training and communication. He has worked for more than 20 years with communicable disease prevention at regional, national and international levels. In ECDC, he was the first expert in place at the start-up of the agency in 2005 and he has since then held various senior positions including acting Director. He is a specialist in infectious diseases, and prior to joining ECDC he was Deputy State Epidemiologist for Sweden. In 2007, he was appointed Adjunct Professor in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. He is also the former Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Eurosurveillance. Professor Ekdahl was responsible for the initiation phase of MediPIET, and is now Chair of the MediPIET Scientific Advisory Board and the Scientific Committee for the Annual Scientific Conference.

Kristina Stavridis


Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Researcher in Publ..
COUNTRY the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia ROLE Fellow EMAIL ketistavridis@gmail.com
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Kristina Stavridis

Researcher in Public Health
MediPIET Fellow from the Cohort 1 (2014-2016).
Institute of Public Health of Republic of Macedonia

 

Largime Ballazhi


Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Researcher
COUNTRY the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia ROLE Fellow EMAIL largimeballazhi@gmail.com
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Largime Ballazhi

Researcher

MediPIET fellow from the Cohort 2 (2015-2017).

Institute of Public Health

Lilit Avetisyan


Armenia
Deputy General
COUNTRY ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL Avetisyan_lil@yahoo.com
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Lilit Avetisyan

Deputy General

National Centre of Disease Control and Prevention – Ministry of Health

Maja Milanovic


Montenegro
Doctor of medicine..
COUNTRY Montenegro ROLE Supervisor EMAIL maja.milanovic@ijzcg.me
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Maja Milanovic

Doctor of medicine, epidemiologist

Institute of Public Health Montenegro

Majd Saleh


Lebanon
National surveilla..
COUNTRY Lebanon ROLE Fellow EMAIL majd.saleh.esu@gmail.com
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Majd Saleh

National surveillance officer

MediPIET fellow from Cohort 2 (2015-2017)

Ministry of Public Health of Lebanon

Maria Alaqra


Palestine
Director for Inter..
COUNTRY Palestine ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL alaqra@yahoo.com
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Maria Alaqra

Director for International Cooperation

Ministry of Health

Marie Bélizaire


Medipiet
Scientific Coordin..
COUNTRY Medipiet ROLE MediPIET Team EMAIL mduvalsaint@medipiet.eu
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Marie Bélizaire

Scientific Coordinator MediPIET

Mitra Drakulovic


Serbia
Epidemiologist for..
COUNTRY Serbia ROLE Supervisor EMAIL mitra.drakulovic@gmail.com
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Mitra Drakulovic

Epidemiologist for ARHAI Surveillance

National Institute of Public Health “Dr Milan Jovanovic-Batut”, Serbia.

Milunka Milinkovic


Serbia
Epidemiology Resid..
COUNTRY Serbia ROLE Fellow EMAIL milunka31@gmail.com
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Milunka Milinkovic

Epidemiology Resident

MediPIET fellow from Cohort 2 (2015-2017)

Institute of Public Health

Mohamed Kouni Chahed


Tunisia
Professor of preve..
COUNTRY Tunisia ROLE Supervisor EMAIL mchahe@yahoo.fr
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Mohamed Kouni Chahed

Professor of preventive Medicine and epidemiology

Faculty of Medicine – University of Tunis

Mohammed Mahmoud Hassan


Egypt
‎Public Health S..
COUNTRY Egypt ROLE NFP - Alternate EMAIL dr.mahmoud_hassan@yahoo.com
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Mohammed Mahmoud Hassan

‎Public Health Specialist - ‎Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, Ministry of Health

Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt

M. Victoria Martínez De Aragón


Spain
PEAC Director (Pro..
COUNTRY Spain ROLE SAB member EMAIL vmartinz@isciii.es
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M. Victoria Martínez De Aragón

PEAC Director (Programa Epidemiología Aplicada de Campo)

She is director of the Spanish FETP Programme: “Programa de Epidemiología Aplicada de Campo” (PEAC) at the National Centre of Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health Carlos III, Spain.

Nada Ghosn


Lebanon
Head of Epidemiolo..
COUNTRY Lebanon ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL esumoh@moph.gov.lb
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Nada Ghosn

Head of Epidemiology Surveillance Program

Ministry of Public Health of Lebanon

Nada Ghosn, MD, received her medical degree with the Diplôme d’Etudes Spécialisées in Public Health from the University of Lille II. She works at the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health, where she is appointed as head of the Epidemiology Surveillance Program since July 2000. She gives lectures on epidemiology and public health at the Lebanese University.

Nadine Haddad


Lebanon
Epidemiologist - S..
COUNTRY Lebanon ROLE Fellow EMAIL haddad_nadeen@hotmail.com
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Nadine Haddad

Epidemiologist - Surveillance Officer

MediPIET Fellow from Cohort 1 (2014-2016).

Ministry of Public Health

Nana Mebonia


Georgia
Head Chronic Disea..
COUNTRY Georgia ROLE Supervisor EMAIL n.mebonia@ncdc.ge
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Nana Mebonia

Head Chronic Disease Division, NCDC&PH

Head Chronic Disease Division, NCDC&PH

Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,

Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia

 

Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,

Tbilisi State Medical University, Georgia

Nikoletta Mavroeidi


Medipiet
Chief Scientific C..
COUNTRY Medipiet ROLE MediPIET Team EMAIL nmavroeidi@medipiet.eu
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Nikoletta Mavroeidi

Chief Scientific Coordinator MediPIET

‎Chief Scientific Coordinator MediPIET.

Senior expert, medical epidemiologist at Hellenic Centre for the Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Naser Ramadani


Kosovo*
Director of Kosova..
COUNTRY Kosovo* ROLE NFP - Alternate EMAIL
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Naser Ramadani

Director of Kosova National Institute of Public Health in Prishtina

Naser Ramadani is Director of Kosova National Institute of Public Health in Prishtina and Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Ethics in the Medical Faculty of University of Prishtina.  He graduated Faculty of Medicine, Prishtina University in 1983. Specialised Epidemiology in 1988, Master degree in Medical Sciences, Public Health & Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Zagreb, Croatia in 1989, Ph.D, Medical Faculty, University of Prishtina in 1993, Specialisation on Management of Health Institutions, Economic Faculty, University of Geneva, Switzerland and Specialisation on Human Ecology, Faculty of Sciences and Medical Faculty, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 1999.

Expert in the field of communicable diseases, medical ethics and deontology, Management of Health institutions.

He has published many scientific papers in indexed medical journals. Also he is author of four books in Epidemiology and Medical Ethics and Monographs.

Extensive experience for more than 30 years in Public Health, Epidemiology and Higher Education System in Kosova.

Natalia Caterinciuc


Moldova
Head of Division o..
COUNTRY Moldova ROLE Supervisor EMAIL ncaterinciuc@cnsp.md
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Natalia Caterinciuc

Head of Division of Surveillance of Communicable Diseases & Biosecurity

Supervisor and Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) member.

National Centre of Public Health

Natalya Nizova


Ukraine
Director of the Uk..
COUNTRY Ukraine ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL natalya.nizova@gmail.com
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Natalya Nizova

Director of the Ukrainian Center for Socially Dangerous Disease Control of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine
Professor Nataliya Nizova (Kiev, Ukraine), Director of Ukrainian Center for Socially Dangerous Disease Control (UCDC). UCDC is directly related to the strategic vision of the “Health 2020” program, implemented by the European Regional WHO Office and is developing as the National Center for situation analysis in public health. At present UCDC is the leading institution that performs state policy and measures in response to HIV/AIDS and TB in Ukraine. Professor N. Nizova is acknowledged expert in healthcare, social management, policy development and quality assurance. Previously she was involved in projects held by AIHA, USAID, UNICEF programs. She serves as a member of WHO European Bureau expert groups on the diagnosis and treatment of HIV, M&E, PMTCT and others as well as a member of number of state  councils and expert groups of Ministry of Health of Ukraine. She is the author of over 500 scientific studies, a regular participant of world and European conventions on public health and combating socially dangerous diseases as part of official delegations.

Nicolae Furtuna


Moldova
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF..
COUNTRY Moldova ROLE Supervisor EMAIL nicolaefurtuna@mail.ru
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Nicolae Furtuna

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES Department

NATIONAL CENTRE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Nissaf Bouafif ép Ben Alaya


Tunisia
Head of Epidemiolo..
COUNTRY Tunisia ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL Nissaf6937@rns.tn
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Nissaf Bouafif ép Ben Alaya

Head of Epidemiology Surveillance

Observatory of New and Emerging Disease

Nissaf Bouafif ép Ben Alaya, MD, MSc. I received my medical degree from the faculty of Medicine of Tunis. I did my specialization in preventive medicine, public health, epidemiology and biostatistics at the faculty of Medicine of Tunis. I did a first Master Degree in Public Health at the University of Paris VI, Faculty of Medicine Pierre et Marie Curie, France and a second Master Degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics and modeling at the University of Victor Segalen, Bordeaux, France. I start my professional activity at the Pasteur Institute of Tunis as Specialist in preventive medicine working on the surveillance of leishmaniasis in Tunisia, then at University of Claude Bernard, Lyon 1, France as Assistant Professor of epidemiology working on Nosocomial infection surveillance.  Back to Tunisia I was graduated to Assistant Professor at the faculty of Medicine of Tunis and Pasteur Institute of Tunis working on different research activities related to infectious diseases especially hepatitis and leishmaniasis. Since 2010 I was graduated as associated professor of preventive medicine and Epidemiology at the faculty of Medicine of Tunis and recruited as Deputy Director at the Observatory of New and Emerging Diseases. I was graduated as Director of Health surveillance since 2013 and as General Director of the Observatory of New and Emerging Diseases since July 2015. I am the Head of Preventive medicine and Epidemiology Department at the faculty of Medicine of Tunis since July 2014 and the coordinator of the Master of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Tunis Manar. I also coordinate training on Field Epidemiology since 2011 at national and regional level.

National Focal Point and Supervisor of MediPIET. Chair of the MediPIET Training Centres Forum.

Pranvera Kaçaniku – Gunga


Kosovo*
Epidemiologist
COUNTRY Kosovo* ROLE Fellow EMAIL pranveragunga@hotmail.com
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Pranvera Kaçaniku – Gunga

Epidemiologist

MediPIET fellow from Cohort 2 (2015-2017).

National Institute of Public Health of Kosovo

Paata Imnadze


Georgia
Research Director
COUNTRY Georgia ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL pimnadze@ncdc.ge
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Paata Imnadze

Research Director

National Centre of Disease Control and Public Health

Professor Paata Imnadze MD, PhD, Science Director, National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, Georgia. He is member Elect, Academician of Georgian Academy of Sciences of Preventive Medicine (1994-pres.); Member from WHO European Region – Joint Coordinating Board, UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank /WHO Special  Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (2003-2006); Vice President, Scientific Association of Infectious Diseases, Parasitic Diseases, Epidemiology  and Microbiology of Georgia (2004-pres); Member of Intergovernmental Working Group on the Revision of the IHR (2004-2005); Member of the WHO European Technical Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (2005-2011); Member of National Council on Bioethics (2005-pres.); member of Editorial Board of the WHO policy document “Essential elements for the development of intersectional Food Safety Strategies in Europe” (2006);  Vice President, Biosafety Association of Central Asia and Caucasus (2009-2014); Member of Editorial Group “Environmental health inequalities in Europe” WHO Euro (2012);  President, Georgian Association of Public Health (2014-pres.).

Prof. Imnadze Over the last 20 years has carried out several microbiological and epidemiological investigations on various dangerous, vaccine-preventable and other infection diseases pathogens, their risk factors and prevention activities.

Radica Raicevic


Montenegro
Epidemiologist, MD..
COUNTRY Montenegro ROLE Fellow EMAIL radica.raicevic@ijzcg.me
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Radica Raicevic

Epidemiologist, MD, PhD

MediPIET fellow from Cohort 2 (2015-2017)

Institute of Public Health

Roberto Medina


Medipiet
Logistics Officer ..
COUNTRY Medipiet ROLE MediPIET Team EMAIL rmedina@medipiet.eu
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Roberto Medina

Logistics Officer MediPIET

Building engineer, master in project management and master in real estate management.

He worked for more than 20 year making buildings as site manager, project manager and as director of technical department. In 2013 he started to work for FIIAPP as logistic officer and he is full time logistic officer for MediPIET since April 2014.

Logistics Officer MediPIET

Roman Rodyna


Ukraine
Head of Ukrainian ..
COUNTRY Ukraine ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL rodmanmail@mail.ru
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Roman Rodyna

Head of Ukrainian the Center for disease control and monitoring

Roman Rodyna, 43 years old, head of Ukrainian center for disease control and monitoring Ministry of health of Ukraine. Previously worked in laboratory centers of Ministry of health in Donetsk and Kyiv region.

Specialization – epidemiology, hygiene, public health administration.

A member of the “Ukrainian Biosafety Association”

Certified international trainer for infection control (ToT issued by WHO, Tuberculosis Foundation of Latvia in 2011).

Salsabil Rejaibi


Tunisia
Department of epid..
COUNTRY Tunisia ROLE Fellow EMAIL salsabil-rjaibi@hotmail.fr
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Salsabil Rejaibi

Department of epidemiological surveillance

MediPIET fellow from Cohort 1 (2014-2016)

Observatory of New and Emerging Diseases

Samir Reffaey


Egypt
Director of Epidem..
COUNTRY Egypt ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL samir.esu@gmail.com
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Samir Reffaey

Director of Epidemiology and Surveillance Department

Epidemiology and Surveillance Department

Ministry of Health of Egypt

Semra Cavaljuga


Bosnia Herzegovina
Professor
COUNTRY Bosnia Herzegovina ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL semra.cavaljuga@iebios.mf.unsa.ba
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Semra Cavaljuga

Professor

Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo

Senad Begic


Montenegro
Epidemiology Resid..
COUNTRY Montenegro ROLE Fellow EMAIL senad.begic@ijzcg.me
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Senad Begic

Epidemiology Resident

MediPIET fellow from Cohort 2 (2015-2017)

Institute of Public Health

Shaban Memeti


Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Director
COUNTRY the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL shmemeti@iph.mk
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Shaban Memeti

Director

Dr. Shaban Memeti MD, Msc, is the Director of the Institute of public health of Republic of Macedonia since 2009. Dr. Memeti is member of Advisory forum of the ECDC, national focal point for WHO International Health Regulation, national focal point for Codex Alimentarius. He is member of Committee for Technical Support of the national Foundation for transplantation.

Dr. Memeti received a medical degree in the University of Tirana. He did the specialization of children surgery and MSc in surgery in the Medical Faculty, Skopje. Since April 2007 dr. Memeti is assistant professor of surgery in the faculty of medicine, at the University Sv Kiril and Methodij, Skopje.

 

Institute for Public Health

Simonetta Riva


EU
Programme manager,..
COUNTRY EU ROLE European Commission EMAIL Simonetta.RIVA@ec.europa.eu
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Simonetta Riva

Programme manager, European Commission, DG DEVCO

Simonetta Riva is DG DEVCO Programme Manager for the EU CBRN Centres of Excellence initiative in the South East and Eastern Europe region and in the Central Asia region.

She is the project manager for the MediPIET contract and, on behalf of the EC, chairs the PCC meetings.

Stela Gheorghita


Moldova
Deputy Director
COUNTRY Moldova ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL sgheorghita@cnsp.md
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Stela Gheorghita

Deputy Director

National Centre of Public Health

Sultan Alqasrawi


Jordan
Head of Surveillan..
COUNTRY Jordan ROLE National Focal Point (NFP) EMAIL sultanmabdalla@yahoo.com
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Sultan Alqasrawi

Head of Surveillance & National Correspondent for relations with ECDC

Ministry of Health of Jordan

Teresa González de Jesús


Medipiet
Communications Off..
COUNTRY Medipiet ROLE MediPIET Team EMAIL tgonzalez@fiiapp.org
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Teresa González de Jesús

Communications Officer MediPIET

Teresa González de Jesús is the Communications Officer and the last one to join the MediPIET team. Graduated in Translation and Interpretation by the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, she holds the Master in International Relations of the Diplomatic School of Madrid and a Master in Communication and International Affairs, focused on the specific field of interest of Morocco. She has several years of experience in communication and logistics and an advanced knowledge on international markets and politics in several countries and organisations in Latin America and Europe.

Vesna Velikj Stefanovska


Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Head Department of..
COUNTRY the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia ROLE Supervisor EMAIL vesnamia@t.mk
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Vesna Velikj Stefanovska

Head Department of Epidemiology and biostatistics

Vesna Velikj Stefanovska, MD, MSc, PhD received her medical degree from the University of Kiril and Metodij in Skopje. She did a specialisation in epidemiology and biostatistics, MSc in epidemiology of cardiovascular diseases and a PhD thesis in epidemiology of AIDS/STIs. She works as a professor of Epidemiology and as a professor of Biostatistics at the Medical Faculty, UKIM, Skopje and at the School of Public Health, UKIM, Skopje. In 2013 she was appointed as chairman of the Department of Epidemiology and biostatistics with medical informatics, Medical Faculty, UKIM, Skopje, R.Macedonia.

She is also a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) member of MediPIET.

Medical Faculty

Viktorya Harutyunyan


Armenia
Head of the Depart..
COUNTRY ROLE NFP - Alternate EMAIL vb.harutyunyan@gmail.com
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Viktorya Harutyunyan

Head of the Department of Public Relations of the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Department of Public Relations of the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Vinciane Sizaire


Medipiet
Coordinator for Bl..
COUNTRY Medipiet ROLE MediPIET Team EMAIL vsizaire@medipiet.eu
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Vinciane Sizaire

Coordinator for Black Sea countries, MediPIET

Vinciane Sizaire is a medical doctor and has a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

After a few years practicing as a family doctor in Belgium, she worked with Médecins Sans Frontières, especially in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) in the area of International Public Health Management, focusing mainly on tuberculosis and then worked as MSF TB advisors at headquarter. After completing her training in Field Epidemiology (EPIET) in the National Centre of Epidemiology of the Carlos III Institute in Madrid, Spain, she worked in the EpiSouth-Plus project on training and capacity building in generic preparedness and response.

Since February 2014, she works in the MediPIET programme as coordinator for the integration of four Black Sea countries (Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) into the MediPIET programme.

Vladimir Mikikj


Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Researcher in Publ..
COUNTRY the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia ROLE Fellow EMAIL vlmikik@iph.mk
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Vladimir Mikikj

Researcher in Public Health
Fellow from the Cohort 1 (2014-2016).
Institute of Public Health of Republic of Macedonia

Zeina Farah


Lebanon
Epidemiologist
COUNTRY Lebanon ROLE Fellow EMAIL zeinafarah83@gmail.com
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Zeina Farah

Epidemiologist

MediPIET fellow from Cohort 2 (2015-2017)

Ministry of Public Health