Global Partners Board

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Global Partners Board of the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) Network is to bring together representative and diverse perspectives on our work from professionals and organizations in the field of global health. The Board acts as champions for addressing childhood mortality through evidence learned from CHAMPS.

Helen Rees

Board Chair, South Africa


Executive Director,

Wits Reproductive Health & HIV Institute

Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo

Board Member, Kenya


Founding Director and Technical Advisor,

African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD)  

Zulfiqar Bhutta

 Board Member, Canada


Co-director & Director of Research, Center for Global Child Health,

Hospital for Sick Children  

Placido Cardoso

Board Member, Guinea-Bissau



National Institute of Public Health (INASA)


Alan Lopez

Board Member, Australia


Laureate Professor,

The University of Melbourne

Samuel Lantei Mills

Board Member, United States


Senior Health Specialist, 

The World Bank



Tshidi Moeti

Observer, Republic of the Congo


Regional Director, 

WHO Regional Office for Africa

Stefan Peterson

Board Member, United States


Chief of Health, 




Global Partners Board 2018

Top Row (left to right): Alan Lopez, Lisa Carlson, Harvey Duthie,  Stefan Peterson, Placid Cardoso, Nick Bennette, Ellen Whitney

Bottom Row (left to Right): Phanuel Habimana, Tim Morris, Kathryn Banke, Dr. Mary Amuyunzu-Nyamongo, Helen Rees, Zulfikar Bhutta, Pratima Raghunathan, Miranda Bodfish, Christina Cadrecha, Deborah Holt