Speaker Bios: CCIH 2021 Session 5

April 27, 2021


Session 5:
Unity In Technology
May 25, 2021 from 8 – 11am ET

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Speaker Bios

Dr. James Duah, MBChB, MPH, EMBA is Deputy Executive Director of the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG). He is responsible for administration, policy, planning, monitoring and evaluation for health service delivery for the CHAG network of 343 health facilities and health training institutions. Dr. Duah led the MDG Accelerated Framework (MAF) project that led to a 25 percent reduction in institutional maternal mortality and a 24 percent increase in supervised deliveries within the CHAG network. In addition, he heads the Mental Health Project for CHAG to improve the lives of people living with mental illness and integrating mental health services in the continuum of care.
Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby is Chief Executive Officer of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme. She worked as a Medical Officer at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Achimota Hospital and in the United Kingdom prior her time at the NHIS. She holds an MBChB from the University of Ghana Medical School, Korle-Bu and a Post Graduate in ENT Surgery from the Royal College of England.
Adam Nicholas Phillips is Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at USAID. The Partnerships Center at USAID is working to strengthen democracy and stand with others on the path toward self-reliance and resilience, in addition to addressing the global COVID-19, climate, and human rights crises. For two decades Adam has served as a pastor, movement organizer, and strategist, working at the intersection of faith and public life. Leading inclusive and multi-faith mobilization efforts for The ONE Campaign, Bread For The World, World Vision, Union for Affirming Christians, and Faith 2020 he has a proven track record on national faith organizing to bring about broad-based transformation.
Dr. Sunil Anand, MD is the Asia Regional Director for American Leprosy Missions (ALM), leading ALM’s work with a network of partners in Asia, to research and implement innovative and scalable programs to stop leprosy and other high morbidity NTDs and improve the well-being of affected people and communities. Dr. Anand is a Dermatologist, Leprologist and Reconstructive surgeon and has 35 years of clinical and field experience in leprosy.
Andrea Kaufmann is World Vision’s Director for Faith and External Engagement, building networks and coalitions to collaborate for and with children. Ms. Kaufmann is passionate about the unique and essential role of local faith communities for sustainable global humanitarian, development and advocacy work. Her experience includes grassroots development, partnerships with local faith actors, communications, program design, management and evaluation. She has also had the opportunity to learn from and with Channels of Hope practitioners and facilitators around the world.
Paul Frank is the Executive Director SIL LEAD, Inc. and an advocate for the development and translation of health information into local languages. He is also a master trainer for Bloom software. He put together a COVID-19 comic-style book in Bloom that has been translated into 114 languages, showing the power of Bloom but also of global collaboration.
Nelson Muoki first joined CURE Kenya in 2015 in the position of CURE Kids coordinator. In his role, he was charged with storytelling to help connect donors to patients in the hospital. He later moved onto the role of Donor Relations Manager, where he was in charge of all donor-related projects, and external and internal organization communication. Mr. Muoki is now the Development and Programs Manager at CURE Kenya, where he oversees all fundraising , Marketing and IT portfolios of the organization. He holds an Engineering degree from Makerere University and is currently pursuing an MBA from Strathmore University.

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