Advisory Committee

Our Views, Our Voices is guided by a Global Advisory Committee of recognised advocacy experts with lived experience.

2022 - 2023

Advisory Committee

Charity Muturi

Charity Muturi

NCD Alliance of Kenya

Kenya

Christopher Agbega

Christopher Agbega

Ghana NCD Alliance

Hereditary Motor Sensory Neuropathy

Ghana

Bruno Helman

Bruno Helman

Advocacy Consultant, Brazilian Health Ministry, Pan American Health Organization

Brazil

Diana Gittens

Diana Gittens

Healthy Caribbean Coalition

Guyana

Johanna Ralston

Johanna Ralston

World Obesity Federation

Cancer and autoimmune disorder

United States

Melissa Lim

Melissa Lim

Brain Tumour Society (Singapore) Ltd.

Singapore

Ratna Devi

Ratna Devi

Healthy India Alliance

Psoriasis/Arthritis

India

Jaime Barba

Jaime Barba

Mexico SaludHable

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Mexico

Nupur Lalvani

Nupur Lalvani

Healthy India Alliance

Type 1 Diabetes

India

Stephen Ogweno

Stephen Ogweno

NCD Alliance of Kenya

Oral health condition

Kenya

Chikhulupiliro Stanley Ng'ombe

Chikhulupiliro Stanley Ng'ombe

Malawi NCD Alliance

Epilepsy (personal + cancer org lead)

Malawi

Einstein Rojas

Einstein Rojas

Healthy Philippines Alliance

Arthritis, Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease (CVD) (care partner)

Philippines

Shamim Talukder

Shamim Talukdar

Bangladesh NCD Forum

Eye or ear conditions, Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease (CVD)

Bangladesh

 

The Our Views Our Voices Global Advisory Committee role for the tenure of April 2022 – December 2023 includes the following functions:

  • Strategic guidance: Advising on the initiative’s overall strategy, including incorporating voices of people living with NCDs in the work of the NCD Alliance, and addressing the specific needs and challenges of people living with NCDs including promoting resilience, recovery, and future pandemic preparedness.
  • Advocacy and campaigns: Informing and advising on how to further the Advocacy Agenda of People Living with NCDs in global, regional and national contexts; advising on consultative efforts and inputting lived experience in advocacy as required; championing meaningful involvement.
  • Capacity development: Advising, informing and inputting on the initiative’s offerings and resources for people living with NCDs at global and national levels, including NCD Diaries, training, and publications.
  • Amplifying and representing the initiative: Promoting advocacy efforts and open opportunities related to the Our Views, Our Voices initiative, representing the Advisory Committee and promoting the Our Views, Our Voices initiative and its objectives in communication.

Past Committee Members

2020-2021 Committee Members

1.5 years Term

  • Bruno Helman, Brazil
  • Cajsa Lindberg, Sweden
  • Charity Muturi, Kenya
  • Christopher Agbega, Ghana
  • Diana Gittens, Guyana
  • Francis Zaballa, Mexico
  • Lea Kilenga, Kenya
  • Johanna Ralston, United States
  • Jyotsna Govil, India
  • Melissa Lim, Singapore
  • Michael Uchunor, Nigeria

2018-2020 Committee Members

2 year Term

  • Bina Berry, India
  • Cajsa Lindberg, Sweden
  • Francis Zaballa, Mexico
  • Kwanele Asante, South Africa
  • Lea Kilenga, Kenya
  • Tara Lisa Persaud, Barbados

2017 Committee Members

1 year Term

  • Abish Romero, Mexico
  • Anne Lise Ryel, Norway
  • Alex Silverstein, United Kingdom
  • Erneste Simpunga, Rwanda
  • Kate Swaffer, Australia
  • Late Rakiya Garba Kilgori, Nigeria
  • MacDonald Oguike, Canada/Nigeria