Shams Syed & Viva Dadwal

Shams Syed is currently the Strategic Advisor a.i. for Universal Health Coverage & Quality based at WHO Headquarters in Geneva. He also oversees African Partnerships for Patient Safety and has led the development of this innovative programme since its inception in 2008. He has a focused academic interest in reverse innovation in global health systems.

Viva Dadwal is a Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she is investigating the diffusion of health innovations from low to high-income countries. She is also Senior Fellow at the Centre on Governance at the University of Ottawa and Deputy Editor of open-access journal Globalization and Health. Viva is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers community and Fulbright Canada Award recipient for 2014-2015. Follow Viva's adventures on Twitter @vivadadwal.

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