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Session 2 c) Key priorities for engaging STI for ensuring healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages (Goal 3)
Chair: Dr. Vaughan Turekian, Co-Chair of STI Forum

Innovation pitch “doctHERs in Pakistan” by Mr. Asher Hasan
Innovation pitch “JokkoSante in Senegal” by Mr. Adama Kane

Introductory remarks: Ms. Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer and Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)

Moderator:

- Dr. Paulo Gadelha, Senior Advisor, FIOCRUZ, Brazil (and TFM 10-Member Group)

Speakers:

- Prof. Dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti, Director General of Science, Technology and Higher Education; Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education; Indonesia (tbc)
- Dr. Livio Valenti, Co-Founder, VP of Policy and Strategy, Vaxess Technologies; and Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, USA
- Dr. Sarah Marniesse, Director, Mobilization of Research and Innovation, the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development, France
Biographies
Dr. Livio Valenti
Co-Founder, VP of Policy and Strategy, Vaxess Technologies; andFellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, USA
Dr. Livio Valenti

Co-Founder, VP of Policy and Strategy, Vaxess Technologies; andFellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, USA

Livio Valenti is a Giorgio Ruffolo Research Fellow in the Sustainability Science Program and the Harvard Global Health Institute. He is co-founder of Vaxess Technologies. Livio is researching the potential to sustainably commercialize innovative technologies to improve global health. He is contributing to collaborative work with the Initiative on Innovation and Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development led by William Clark. He received a Master in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 2013, where he was the recipient of the Empedocle Maffia Fellowship. While a student, he co-founded Vaxess Technologies, an innovative life sciences company that aims to create vaccines that do not need refrigeration. His work has been featured in international media such as The Financial Times, The Economist, Forbes Magazine, and elsewhere. Prior to studying at Harvard, he worked for the United Nations in several developing countries. His work included advising government clients and international financing institutions in the identification, appraisal and financing of large investment projects. He also backstopped a diversified portfolio of economic and social development projects.

Dr. Sarah Marniesse
Director, Mobilization of Research and Innovation, Institute of Research for Development, France
Dr. Sarah Marniesse

Director, Mobilization of Research and Innovation, Institute of Research for Development, France

Sarah Marniesse is a graduate of the National School of Statistics and Economic Administration (Paris) and has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Sorbonne, Paris. After a post-doctorate in the Michigan State University Small Enterprises Program, she joined the Research Department of the French Development Agency, where she worked on several development issues, in particular global public goods. She now works as a project manager in the Human Development Department.

Mr. Paulo Gadelha
Dr. Paulo Gadelha, Senior Advisor, FIOCRUZ, Brazil (and TFM 10-Member Group)
Mr. Paulo Gadelha

Dr. Paulo Gadelha, Senior Advisor, FIOCRUZ, Brazil (and TFM 10-Member Group)

Dr. Paulo Gadelha is a MD and PhD in public health. He has worked on technology application in public health, health care models and history of science and technology, from both a research and a policy perspective. He participated in the UNDP Commission of Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Finance and Development. Dr. Gadelha is the President of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Brazil which is a renowned scientific and research institution for biomedical sciences responsible for generating and disseminating scientific and technological knowledge, e.g. for the development and production of vaccines, drugs, reagents, and diagnostic kits, as well as promoting health and social development in general. He created Casa de Oswaldo Cruz (COC), dedicated to sociology and history of science and health and served for several years as a member of the Intersectorial Commission on Science and Technology of the National Health Council. As the President of the Brazilian Association of Collective Health (ABRASCO) from 2005-2006, he chaired the 11th World Congress of Public Health. He represented Fiocruz in the creation of the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi).

Mr. Vaughan Turekian
Science and Technology Adviser to the US Secretary of State
Mr. Vaughan Turekian

Science and Technology Adviser to the US Secretary of State

Dr. Turekian is the Science and Technology Adviser to the US Secretary of State. He advises the Secretary of State and the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment on international environment, science, technology, and health matters affecting the foreign policy of the United States. Prior to that, Dr. Turekian was Chief International Officer for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Director of AAAS’s Center for Science Diplomacy (2006 – 2015), Special Assistant and Adviser to the Under Secretary for Global Affairs of the State Department (2002 – 2006) on issues related to sustainable development, climate change, environment, energy, science, technology, and health, and Program Director for the Committee on Global Change Research at the National Academy of Sciences (2000 – 2002) where he was study director for a White House report on climate change science. Dr. Turekian holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Earth Science from Yale University (1993) and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Virginia (2000).

Prof. Dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti
Director General of Science, Technology and Higher Education; Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education; Indonesia
Prof. Dr. Ali Ghufron Mukti

Director General of Science, Technology and Higher Education; Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education; Indonesia

Prof. Ali Ghufron Mukti is the Director General of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Indonesia. He was the Former Vice Minister of Ministry of Health, Indonesia. He is well known for his involvement, mainly in health insurance, and has expertise in the field of health service quality, family medicine, and epidemiology.

After earning his medical degree from University of Gadjah Mada, Prof. Ghufron took his master degree at University of Mahidol, Bangkok with MSc degree on tropical hygiene. After completing his master degree, in 2000, Prof. Ghufron finished his doctoral degree in public health at the University of Newcastle, Australia. As part of his educational history, Prof. Ghufron has received an award as a research fellow from Brown University. During his professional career, Prof. Ghufron has been appointed to several important positions. Some of the academic positions trusted to Prof. Ghufron are Head of Public Health Division, Director of Gadjah Mada Medical Centre (health plan) department, and Director of Health of Gadjah Mada Graduate Program on Health Financing and Health Insurance Management in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta.

In 2008, at the age of 46, Prof. Ghufron was appointed as Dean in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Gadjah Mada and became the youngest dean of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Gadjah Mada. Prof. Ghufron also had a professional career as consultant for international agencies in the area of social protection, health finance, and health insurance.

Since the 90’s, Prof. Ghufron has been published more than 30 publications and wrote several books. His publications span several disciplines, including health financing/ insurance, public health and healthcare management, clinical epidemiology, etc. He was invited as lecturer and examiner in prominent national and international universities such as: University of Indonesia, University of Tokai in Japan, Asia University in Taiwan, and University Kebangsaan Malaysia. Prof. Ghufron is actively involved in many professional organizations both in the national and international scale. In some of the organizations, such as the Indonesian Community and Public Health Doctor Association (PDK3MI), Indonesian Health Insurance and Social Security Expert (PAMJAKI), and Indonesian Health Economics Association (IHEA), Prof. Ghufron was appointed as Chairman of the organization. Internationally, Prof. Ghufron was appointed as Indonesian country representative for the South East Asian Public Health Institutes Network (SEAPHEIN) in 2007 and designated as Chairman of the ASEAN “One Health” in 2011.