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Announcing our WHF Emerging Leaders 2016-2017

04 May 2017

The 2016-2017 cohort marks the fourth year of the World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders programme and will focus on access to essential medicines. Previous cohorts have focused on secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases, raised blood pressure, and tobacco prevention and control.


Created in 2014, World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders is among the first international training programmes on cardiovascular implementation research. Its main objective is to build up capacity, professional development, mentorship, and networking of CVD Emerging Leaders (ELs) in 100 countries.

Each year through a competitive process 25 ELs are selected. The ELs participate in online webinars covering fundamental topics in the field of implementation science, health systems, and health policy research. In addition, the participants also meet face-to-face to participate in an interactive five-day think tank seminar with senior CVD investigators to develop tangible collaborative multinational innovative and interdisciplinary projects with a goal of contributing to the reduction on CVD premature mortality.


Welcome to this year’s Emerging Leaders

Jennifer Jones, United Kingdom

Lilian Mbau, Kenya

Roopa Shivashankar, India

Emily Atkins, Australia

Joao Pedro Ferreira, Portugal

Jose Ferrer, USA/Philippines

Sarah Kraus, South Africa

Tangeni Auala, Namibia

Xiaodong Guan, China

Abhishek Sharma, India/ Canada

Ahmadou Jingi, Cameroon

Alberto Morales Salinas, Cuba

Asim Katbeh, Syria

Christelle Crickmore, South Africa

Karla Santo, Brazil

Neusa Jessen, Mozambique

Rajmohan Panda, India

Salim Virani, USA

Shiva Raj Mishra, Nepal

Augustine Odili, Nigeria

Sainimere Boladuadua, Fiji

Adrianna Murphy, Canada/Rwanda

Godsent Isiguzo, South Africa

Jordan Jarvis, USA

Sandeep Kishore, USA