Advisory Board

The Panel is supported by an Advisory Board, consisting of former members of The Lancet - University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health, and other experts within the areas of global health, development and governance.

The members have been nominated by The Commission. In addition, one member has been nominated by The Peoples Health Movement.

Rector Ottersen is heading the Advisory Board, whose members will comment on drafts of the Panel’s annual report and propose topics for future reports. They are also encouraged to act as advocates for the work of the Commission and the Panel.

Ole Petter Ottersen (Chair)

Ole Petter Ottersen MD, PhD is Professor of Medicine and since 2009 the Rector (President) of University of Oslo. Ottersen was Dean of Science at the Medical Faculty, University of Oslo, from 2000 to 2002. In 2002 he was appointed Director of Centre for Molecular Biology and Neuroscience, a Centre of Excellence sponsored by the Research Council of Norway.  From 2006 to 2009 Ottersen was Chief Editor of "Neuroscience" - the journal of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). Ottersen has received several international awards for his research on brain function and disease. He chaired the Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health whose report was launched on February 11, 2014.

Paulo Buss

Professor Buss is Director of Brazil’s national institute of public health, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation’s (FIOCRUZ) Center for Global Health. He previously represented Brazil in the World Health Organization’s Executive Council (2004-2007 and 2008-2011). He served as Chair of the Brazilian Commission on Social Determinants of Health and was the coordinator in Brazil of the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health (2011). Dr Buss was member of The Lancet – University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health from 2011-2014.

Jashodhara Dasgupta

Ms Jashodhara Dasgupta has been for 12 years the Coordinator of SAHAYOG (Lucknow) , an NGO working with women's health and gender equality using human rights frameworks. She has been working with issues of women's rights in Uttar Pradesh for nearly 25 years and served on the High-level Expert Group on Universal Health Coverage of the government of India (2010-11). She is currently a researcher and policy advocate on maternal health, human rights based approaches and the right to health. Ms Dasgupta was member of The Lancet – University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health from 2011-2014.

Rita Giacaman

Rita Giacaman is a professor of public health at the Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, West Bank, occupied Palestinian territory. A founding member of the Institute, Rita's current work focuses on the development of measures to assess psycho-social health which are relevant and appropriate for context, and ways in which interventions could generate active and positive resilience and resistance to ongoing war like conditions, especially among youth. Rita served as a member of the Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health 2011-2014.

Ilona Kickbusch

Professor Ilona Kickbusch is the Director of the Global Health Programme at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. She advises organisations, government agencies and the private sector on policies and strategies to promote health at the national, European and international level. Her key areas of interest are global health governance, global health diplomacy, health in all policies, the health society and health literacy.

Martin Khor

Martin Khor Kok Peng is an economist and Executive Director of the South Centre - a developing country inter-governmental organisation conducting research related to economy, trade, environment, IPRs and technology. Mr Khor has previously been the director of the Third World Network, a network of NGOs and research centres in the developing world, working on issues such as UN reform, poverty and inequality, G77, G24, WTO, free trade agreements, global financial and economic crisis, climate change, intellectual property rights, agriculture and food, and sustainable development.  Mr Khor has also been member of numerous UN expert forums and task forces and has written many books and papers including "Globalization and the South", the "Green Economy" and "Intellectual Property, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development".

Jennifer Leaning

Jennifer Leaning is Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at Harvard School of Public Health. She is also Associate professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of the FXB Centre for Health and Human Rights. From 2005-2009, Dr. Leaning founded and co-directed the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Dr. Leaning's research and policy interests include among others issues of public health, international humanitarian law in crisis settings and problems of human security in the context of forced migration and conflict. Professor Leaning was member of The Lancet – University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health from 2011-2014.

Michael Marmot

Professor Sir Michael Marmot is Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity. He has led various research groups on health inequalities for 35 years. He was Chair of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (CSDH), which was set up by the World Health Organization in 2005, and produced the report entitled: ‘Closing the Gap in a Generation’, followed by 'Fair society, healthy lives' for the UK government. Professor Marmot was a member of The Lancet – University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health from 2011-2014.

David McCoy

David McCoy is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Global Health at Queen Mary University London and the Director of Medact, a UK-based public health charity that works on the social, political, economic and ecological determinants of health. He is also a member of the steering committee of the People's Health Movement and a Board member of the New Economics Foundation. He has spent most of his career working as a clinician and public health practitioner within the health systems of South Africa and the UK; and was co-managing editor of the first two alternative world health reports. His doctoral research was on health systems decentralization and management; but his academic and civic interests are now more upstream and eclectic, and include the impact of trade and investment agreements on health, equality, justice and environmental wellbeing.

Nkosana Moyo

Dr Nkosana Moyo is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Mandela Institute for Development studies (MINDS). He was previously the Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of the African Development Bank (AfDB). He served as Minister of Industry & International Trade of Zimbabwe and for three years, Moyo was the Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum – Africa Regional Agenda Council on the Future of Africa. In the Tertiary Education sector, Dr. Moyo has served as an Advisory Board Member of the London Business School as well as the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Moyo was member of The Lancet – University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health from 2011-2014.

Sigrun Møgedal

Dr. Sigrun Møgedal is a Special Adviser based in the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for The Health Services. She has held senior positions in health and development in Norway and abroad, and been engaged in governance of a number of global health initiatives and partnerships. She served as State Secretary for International Development and later as the Ambassador for HIV/AIDS and Global Health Initiatives in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs up to retirement in 2011. Her main interest after retirement has been in the interface between foreign policy and global health, and in building a new generation of leadership for HIV/AIDS action. She was a member of the Lancet - University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health from 2011-2014.

Ole Frithjof Norheim

Ole Frithjof Norheim is a physician specializing in internal medicine and a professor in medical ethics, Dept. of Global and Public Health, University of Bergen. He was a visiting Professor at Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University. Norheim’s research interests include distributive theories of justice, ethics, and fair priority setting in low- and high-income countries.He is currently heading the research project Priority setting in global health (2012-2016) – funded by a grant from the Norwegian Research Council and NORAD. Norheim is also chairing the third Norwegian National Committee on Priority Setting in Health Care.

Ayanda Ntsaluba

Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba is Executive Director of Discovery Holdings in South Africa. Ntsaluba holds a medical degree from the University of Natal, specialised in Obstetrics and Gynecology, a MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the University of London, and an Executive MBA from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town. Previously, Ntsaluba has served as Director-General of Health in South Africa (September 1998 - August 2003) and as Director-General of Foreign Affairs of South Africa (2003-2011). During his time in office he coordinated South Africa’s participation in the Foreign Policy and Global Health Initiative and he also served on one of the working groups of the WHO Commission on Macro Economics and Health. Ntsaluba was member of The Lancet – University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health from 2011-2014.

Gorik Ooms

Gorik Ooms is a human rights lawyer, a researcher at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University, executive director of the Hélène De Beir Foundation, and coordinator of the Go4Health research project. During most of his professional career Gorik worked with Médecins Sans Frontières Belgium, of which he was the executive director from August 2004 until May 2008. In 2008, he obtained his PhD degree in Medical Sciences from Ghent University for a thesis on the right to health. Ooms was member of The Lancet – University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health from 2011-2014.

Inger B. Scheel

Inger B. Scheel, PhD, has a degree in public health and considerable experience as a research director for global health research units in public and private sector. She has served as Head of the Secretariat for The Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health. Currently she is senior adviser at The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services. She is the elected chair of The Norwegian Forum for Global Health Research and has served as the President of the European Federation of Societies for Tropical Medicine and International Health for the last two years.


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