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Sarah Wamala Andersson has recently served as an independent international advisor in health systems and leadership development. She has previously served as professor of health policy and leadership at Karolinska Institutet and as director general of the Swedish National Institute of Public Health. Andersson completed the Stanford Executive Programme at Stanford Graduate Business School, United States. Wamala Andersson has supervised several doctoral students to final dissertation and has published widely. Her expertise includes health systems, public health, health policy, global health, leadership and governance, socioeconomic determinants of health, and noncommunicable diseases.

Linley Chiwona-Karltun, PhD. An expert in food production and consumption, gender and rural change, Linley has previously served with the International Foundation for Science (IFS) and delivers dynamic training on science, leadership, and communication. She also serves as a facilitator for Market Matters Inc. In 2014, Linley received recognition as African Agricultural Role Model. She cofounded Chinangwa ndi Mbatata Roots and Tubers (CMRTE) and African Agricultural Professionals in the Diaspora (AAAPD) Europe. Linley holds a certificate in Executive Programme for Women Leaders, Stanford University, USA.

Pauline Ocaya, PhD. A medical student at Umeå University, where she also lectures in human histology, Pauline is the president of the Umeå University Section of the Swedish Medical Students Association. Her PhD research includes cardiovascular diseases and embryonic vascular development. Pauline’s curiosity led her into academic research and has now steered her to medical studies and clinical research.