Dr. Hang Vithurneat has been working as a clinician with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Operational Centre Paris) in the HCV project in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, since May, 2016 the beginning of the project.
The project is aiming to provide HCV treatment to HCV mono and co-infected patients among general and key population, research and implementation on simplification of HCV model of care in resource limited setting. By the end of 2017, MSF has placed more than 3200 patients on treatment. In 2018, MSF is aiming at treating more patients with simplified model of care and setting up a care model in rural setting.
Dr. Neat graduated from faculty of medicine of International University, Cambodia in 2015.
Dr Pascale Ondoa is a viro-immunologist with a long experience in the field of HIV. She is currently serving as a senior laboratory scientist at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and development (AIGHD).
Dr Ondoa obtained her medical degree in 1992 from the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon and worked a few years as a medical officer in a tuberculosis hospital in Yaoundé. She obtained her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Antwerp, Belgium in 2001. She completed her post-doc training in the unit of Immunology at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp between 2002 and 2009. During this period, Dr Ondoa was involved in basic research and laboratory capacity strengthening projects in collaboration with Senegal and Uganda. Her main research interests were the development of alternative and affordable methods to monitor HIV disease progression and antiretroviral therapy in resource-poor settings, as well as the study of (incomplete or inappropriate) immune restoration upon anti-HIV treatment.
In addition to supporting the basic laboratory research conducted on the field by AIGHD, Dr Ondoa’s present goals are laboratory system strengthening and research. Her specific focus is to identify and alleviate the constraints to laboratory workforce in sub-Saharan Africa.
Landon Myer is Professor and Head of the Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics in the School of Public Health & Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town, where he also directs of the Centre for Infectious Diseases Epidemiology & Research. He has a background in social anthropology, clinical medicine and epidemiology. His research focuses on women's, maternal and child health in the context of HIV/AIDS, and includes clinical, behavioural and health systems studies, with a particular interest in the health of HIV-infected women receiving ART during pregnancy and postpartum, as well as the health and development of their children.
Fan Li, MD, is a PhD student in China CDC. Her research work mainly on HIV-1 molecular epidemiology, the genetic origin and evolution of HIV-1 strains mainly prevailing in China and transmission bottleneck of HIV-1 and HCV. The research program she participated include the National key research program” Genetic variation of HIV strains prevailing in China”, the NSFC-NIH program “The HIV-1 and HCV transmission bottleneck in Chinese injection drug users” and the fourth nationwide HIV-1 molecular epidemiology in China.
Dr Po-Lin Chan is a medical doctor trained in obstetrics and gynaecology, tropical medicine as well as epidemiology. She has worked across a variety of health settings spanning Africa, South Asia and East Asia from delivering medical and surgical services to communities, managing hospitals to advising government on public health initiatives. She served as Team Leader for HIV and STI at WHO in India advising on the establishment, scale-up and decentralisation of the comprehensive HIV and STI prevention, treatment and care programme. She is now the Senior Advisor for Hepatitis, HIV and STI in WHO China.