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2022 Emerging Leaders cohort announced

30 Jun 2022

The 2022 Emerging Leaders cohort, which includes candidates from 17 countries across 5 continents, has been announced.

The WHF Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme was created by the World Heart Federation to form and develop a long-term cadre of experts who collaborate, research, and act to reduce premature mortality from cardiovascular disease globally. The Programme, developed by Dr Salim Yusuf in 2014, provides training and networking opportunities in cardiovascular health policy and implementation research for healthcare practitioners, researchers, and global health advocates.

Focusing on a different priority area each year, the objective of the training module is to reduce the global burden of cardiovascular disease in line with UN Sustainable Development Goal 3.4. Our 175-people strong expert community has so far tackled a number of issues, including secondary prevention, tobacco control and access to essential medicines.

The 2022 cohort marks the eighth year of the programme and will focus on CVD and infectious diseases (COVID-19, Chagas disease, RHD and influenza).

The 2020 Emerging Leaders are:
Angela Koh, Singapore
Boni Maxime  Ale, Nigeria
Bruno Nascimento, Brazil
Catherine Dong, Singapore
Dominique Vervoort, Canada
Dorah Nampijja, Uganda
Harish Ranjani, India
Kavita Singh, India
Liliana Laranjo, Australia
Lisa Telford, South Africa
Naomi Herz, United Kingdom
Nariman Sepehrvand, Canada
Ndatiyaroo Agapitus, Namibia
Olutobi Sanuade, United States
Pablo Gulayin, Argentina
Pranil Man Singh Pradhan, Nepal
Priscila Raupp, Brazil
Qiang Tu, Australia
Saate Shakil, United States
Salisu Ishaku, Nigeria
Sebastian Garcia-Zamora, Argentina
Svetlana Stoica, Romania
Taskeen Khan, Switzerland
Vanessa Kandoole-Kabwere, Malawi
Yang Zhao, China