1997-1998 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows

Sheila Campbell-Forrester MBBS, DPHJamaica
Policy & Management in Family/Adolescent Health

As Senior Medical Officer of Health with the Ministry of Health in Jamaica, Dr. Campbell-Forrester is responsible for managing a primary care program in a region with 400,000 people and for coordinating the adolescent health program nationally. She also serves as an advisor to the Pan American Organization on Adolescent Health. She will apply her Humphrey Fellowship training toward enhancing her policy and program development skills in order to further develop family and adolescent health programs in the Caribbean. Dr. Campbell-Forrester has an MBBS in Medicine and a diploma in public health from the University of the West Indies.

Robert Kendal Lee MPH, MBChBTrinidad & TobagoHIV/AIDS Prevention & Control

As Director of the National Surveillance Unit/Trinidad Public Health Laboratory in Trinidad & Tobago's Ministry of Health, Dr. Lee is committed to the fight against the epidemic spread of HIV/AIDS. Through the Humphrey Fellowship, he has the opportunity to improve his policy and planning skills in order to develop better methods of HIV/AIDS surveillance. He will also be improving his knowledge of health sector reform and looking at public/private partnerships for public health. Dr. Lee holds an MBChB in Medicine from Edinburgh University in Scotland and an MPH from Columbia University in New Y

Khami Chokani MBBS, DTMH, FRSTMHMalawiHealth Policy Planning and Management
Maternal and Child Health Issues

Dr. Chokani serves as Medical Superintendent for the Ministry of Health and Population in Malawi, a country with one of the largest annual population growths in the world. With the Humphrey Fellowship, he hopes to increase his skills in health planning, policy, and management to more effectively develop the Malawi health care system as the country works to alleviate its extreme poverty. Dr. Chokani received his MD from the University of Rajasthan R.N.T. Medical College in India and a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Habaudi Njiro Hobona MB BSch, FRCSEdBotswanaHIV/AIDS Prevention & Control

Dr. Hobona is a Consultant Surgeon and Hospital Superintendent for the Botswana government and has led efforts to establish Nyangabgwe Hospital as a major referral hospital in that country. With the Humphrey Fellowship, she hopes to bring a dimension of international experience and expertise to Botswana's commitment to national and intraregional health initiatives. She intends to contribute to Botswana's national public health policies, particularly in disaster preparedness, disease prevention and quality in health care. Dr. Hobona received a FRCSEd in surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and an MB BSch from London University in the United King

Ogone Mogano MS, BSBotswanaNursing Management

Through Botswana's Ministry of Health Office, Ms. Mogano directs the country's first continuing education program aimed at upgrading nurses' skills and creating a larger pool of registered nurses, in order to improve quality of care. During her year with the Humphrey Fellowship, she will focus her efforts on nursing education administration in order to effectively guide the nursing education program and its faculty's professional growth. Ms. Mogano has a master's degree in nursing from the University of Arizona and a bachelor's degree in nursing education from the University of Botswana, as well as diplomas in midwifery and nursing from the National Health Institute in Botswana.

Yu Xie BAPeople's Republic of ChinaHealth Policy & Management for Disease Control

Mr. Xie is Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Division for the Yunnan Provincial Bureau of Health. Working with international organizations, he coordinates health services for the 40 million people living in the remote southwest region of China, which shares common borders with Myanmar, Viet Nam, and Laos. During his Humphrey Fellow year, he wishes to learn more about public health policy and management in order to better work with neighboring countries in joint prevention of communicable diseases. Mr. Xie has a bachelor's degree from Southwest China Teacher's University.

Jiatong Zhuo MD, MSPeople's Republic of ChinaPolicy & Management for Disease Control

As Director of the Immunization Division for Guangxi Province, Dr. Zhuo has led surveillance and public information efforts in eradicating polio in low income and remote areas. He looks to the Humphrey Fellowship as an opportunity to study epidemiology, health resources allocation, and public health administration in order to further influence public health policy and health promotion programs. Dr. Zhuo received his MD and MS from Guangxi Medical University.

Ali Suleiman Amour MSc (Eng.)Zanzibar, TanzaniaEnvironmental Health & Policy Management

As head of the Environmental Health Unit for Zanzibar's Ministry of Health, Mr. Amour focuses on improving sanitation and safe water supplies and encouraging development of personal hygiene skills in rural communities. Through the Humphrey Fellowship, he will increase his effectiveness as a leader of the "SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT" initiative, promoting human health in Zanzibar. He has an MSc in Public Health Engineering from Leeds University (United Kingdom) as well as a diploma in building and engineering and full technician certification in water resources engineering from Dar-Es-Salaam in Tanzania.

Shashu Araya Zegeye BAEthiopiaPolicy & Management for Disease Control

A public health community nurse and sociologist, Ms. Araya Zegeye heads the Tigray Development Association's efforts to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate health, education and human resources programs in Tigray, Ethiopia. The Humphrey Fellowship allows her to concentrate on program management in disease prevention and control, public health education, family planning, and training of community health care workers. She holds a BA in sociology/social administration and a diploma in maternal/child health nursing from Addis Ababa University, as well as a diploma in community nursing from Gondar Public Health College.

Aboabakar Ahmed Ba-amer MUDR, MPHYemenHealth Policy & Management

Dr. Ba-amer serves as a director of the Public Health Department and coordinator of the Leprosy Control program in Hadrmont Governorate in Yemen. Through the Humphrey Fellowship, he will study the role of the private sector in supporting the national health care system. Dr. Ba-amer is interested in evaluation research and also seeks to improve the accessability of health services in remote areas by using innovations in the fields of telemedicine and telecare. Dr. Ba-amer obtained his medical degree from Comenius University of Bratislava in the Slovak Republic and an MPH from Mahidol University in Thailand.