APMEN Advisory Board
The APMEN Advisory Board is a consultative mechanism and makes decisions regarding dispute resolution within the Network.
The Advisory Board consists of seven voting members and five non-voting members:
- 3 Country Partners – representatives from current APMEN participant National Malaria Control Programs (NMCP) or other appropriate representative.
- 2 Partner Institutions – representatives from current APMEN Partner Institutions.
- 2 representatives from the World Health Organization WHO (WPRO/SEARO) – serving as non-voting members.
- 2 representatives from the APMEN Joint-Secretariat – serving as non-voting members.
- 1-2 donor representatives – serving as non-voting member/s.
The current 2012 - (Dec) 2013 APMEN Advisory Board members are:
- CHAIR: Dr Wichai Satimai (Director Bureau of Vector Borne Disease, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand)
- DEPUTY-CHAIR : Professor Gao Qi (APMEN Country Partner: Director of Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases /Director of National Key Laboratory on Technique Research of Parasitic Diseases, People's Republic of China)
- Dr Mario Baquilod (Country Partner: Infectious Disease Office, National Center for Disease Prevention & Control, Department of Health, Philippines)
- Mr Albino Bobogare (Country Partner: Director Vector Borne Disease Control Program, Solomon Islands)
- Dr Christina Rundi (APMEN Country Partner: Public Health Consultant, Disease Control Division, Ministry of Health, Malaysia)
- Prof Dennis Shanks (APMEN Partner Institution: Director, Australian Army Malaria Institute)
- Dr Bouasy Hongvanthong (APMEN Partner Institution: Executive Board member ACT Malaria; Director, Centre of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology, Ministry of Health, Vientiane, Lao PDR)
- Dr Eva Maria Christophel (WHO WPRO)
- Dr Leonard Ortega (WHO SEARO)
- Mr Mika Kontiainen (AusAID)
- Ms Claire Henderson (AusAID)
- Prof Maxine Whittaker (APMEN Joint-Secretariat: UQ)
- Dr Roly Gosling (APMEN Joint-Secretariat: GHG UCSF)
The role of Advisory Board members include but are not limited to:
- To provide input and insight
- Attend bi-annual meetings of the Board (one face-to-face at annual APMEN meeting and one virtual meeting)
- Provide input on APMEN strategy and implementation; expert review of Annual Work Plan; peer review of APMEN activities; oversee APMEN working groups
- Resolve conflicts that arise between or among members or working groups
- Identify and liaise with potential donors
- Engage additional outside experts as needed