Dr. Aniekan Jumbo Etokidem is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Calabar and Chief Consultant Community/Public Health Physician at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria. He studied Medicine at the University of Calabar, Nigeria and was awarded the MBBCh degree. He later obtained the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDipMgt) from the same University. He had his postgraduate residency training in Public Health Medicine/Community Medicine at the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and the West African College of Physicians of the West African Postgraduate Medical College from 2002 to 2008. After successful coursework, examinations and dissertation defense, he was awarded the Fellowship of the Medical College in Public Health (FMCPH). He later obtained certificates in health research ethics from the West African Bioethics Training Program and the University of Miami, Florida. Dr. Etokidem served as Member of the Health Research Ethics Committee of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital for five years. He later served as Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences (Now Faculty of Medicine) of the University of Calabar and, thereafter, as Head of Department of Community Medicine of the University of Calabar/University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar. In August 2015, Dr. Etokidem was appointed the Departmental Research Coordinator, a position he has occupied till date. Dr. Etokidem has won research grants from several agencies, including the World Health Organization. His research works have been published in reputable peer-reviewed international journals.
An ardent advocate of service to humanity, Dr. Etokidem is a Rotarian and Past President of the Rotary Club of Hilltop, Calabar, District 9142, Nigeria, which has been actively involved in Rotary's Polio eradication efforts and has continually embarked upon community development projects.
Professor Mihajlo (Michael) Jakovljevic MD, PhD is an appointed WHO EACHR Committee Member; published 190+ full length papers in indexed, high impact journals (Cumulative Impact Factor 1500+; 20500+ citations, Hirsch factor 42, I-10 index 101). He is European Health Economist and Clinical Pharmacology Specialist heading Department of Global Health Economics and Policy within The University of Kragujevac, historical capital of Serbia. He serves as an external network affiliate of the Center for Health Trends and Forecasts; Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at The University of Washington, Seattle, USA. So far he was holding Visiting Research or Teaching positions at Hosei University Tokyo, (Japanese National Center for Population Aging), Vienna Medical University, Austria, Ghent University, Belgium, Aarhus University Denmark, DZA , Berlin Germany, ISEG, Lisboa, Portugal; Malta University and Ljubljana University, Slovenia. He is frequent speaker in the field, across Europe, Middle East and Far East Asia. His scholarly work appeared in LANCET, Health Economics, Lancet HIV, European Journal of Health Economics, Value in Health, Plos One, JAMA Oncology, JAMA Pediatrics, Expert Reviews in Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Journal of Medical Economics and top ranked clinical journals. Many of the published studies were joint academic research projects with a variety of EU, US and Japanese universities funded by different national or federal funding agencies. These health economic estimates relate to conditions such as: risky pregnancies, depression, cancer, addiction disorders, COPD, diabetes and technologies ranging from radiation oncology, monoclonal antibodies, alternative and complementary medicine, psychotherapy, surgery, orthopaedic implants to the interventional radiology. Professor Jakovljevic runs the largest, budget financed, research project in Health Economics in Serbia. Back in 2014 he published as Editor in Charge the first complete university textbook in health economics in former Yugoslavia / Western Balkans region. Currently he serves in various Editorial roles on behalf of seventeen international journals: Globalization and Health, Frontiers in Public Health, Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research, Journal of Medical Economics, Value in Health Regional Issues (VIHRI), Frontiers in Pharmacology, Chinese Journal of Clinicians (CJC), Journal of Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology, Journal of Health Behavior and Public Health (HBPH), South East European Journal of Public Health (SEEJPH), Eastern European Journal of Economics and Business (EEBEJ), Farmeconomia - Health economics and therapeutic pathways, Athens Journal of Health, International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction and Traditional Medicine Research. He is a member of IHEA, ISPOR, EuroCRIS, Japanese HEA; ISPOR Japan and ESBRA. For his deeds and professional standing he was the only nominated candidate for IHEA *(International Health Economics Association) board of Directors Election based in Eastern Europe, in spring 2015. Since 2016, Michael serves at the Academy of Medical Sciences Belgrade (established 1976) of The Serbian Medical Society (established 1872) being the youngest member ever elected in history of the Academy. He speaks English, German and several Western Balkan languages fluently. Professor Jakovljevic’s long term focus of interest remains on health financing and affordability issues in the emerging global markets.
Caradee Wright is a Senior Specialist Scientist at the South African Medical Research Council leading the Climate and Health Research Programme. She is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Pretoria, Research Associate at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and Senior Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg. She holds a PhD in Public Health from the University of Otago (New Zealand) and a Masters in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of Natal (now UKZN). Her research focuses on environmental health in Africa, including personal solar ultraviolet radiation exposure and skin cancer prevention, personal dosimetry, health risk assessment and air pollution-related exposure, disease measurement and prevention. Caradee is a member of the South African Young Academy of Science and was co-chair of this organisation from 2011-2013. She is a member of the Global Young Academy, past Vice-President of the National Association for Clean Air, past Co-Editor of the Clean Air Journal, Associate Editor of Photochemistry and Photobiology as well as BMC Public Health, and is a National Research Foundation of South Africa C-2 Rated Researcher.