With a focus on preventative care and sustainable enterprise we are on a journey to shift the health prognosis for families in South Sudan Read on

Our Team

Our diverse and experienced team is exploring how social enterprise models can help address South Sudan's high child and maternal mortality rates. Working with BRAC, the South Sudan Ministry of Health and South Sudanese and other international partners, we are researching novel social enterprise approaches for mobilizing community health workers to deliver basic primary health care, medicines and knowledge to vulnerable populations in conflict-affected areas.

This Project is being carried out with funding from the Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa initiative, co-funded by Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) as well as Grand Challenges Canada.

Project Team Members, Partners and Advisors

Dr. Kevin McKague, MBA, PhD

Principal Investigator,
Canada Research Chair in Social Enterprise and Inclusive Markets
Shannon School of Business, Cape Breton University

Ajanthy (Gaya) Arasaratnam, MBA

Global Health Researcher

Dr. Odwa Atari, PhD

Associate Professor, Geography, Nipissing University

Dr. Samson Baba

Advisor to the Minister on Special Programs
South Sudan Ministry of Health

Judy Bailey, MN, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing, Cape Breton University

Dr. Ashna Bowry, MBChB, CCFP, DTMH

Staff Physician, St Michaels Hospital
Lecturer, University of Toronto
International Health scholar, LSHTM

Reajul Chowdhury

PhD Candidate, University of Illinois

Dr. Logan Cochran

Assistant Professor, Global and International Studies, Carleton University

Dr. Alexander Dimitri

General Director, Reproductive Health,
South Sudan Ministry of Health

Dr. Raj Girdhari, MDCM, CCFB, MBA

General Practitioner in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Toronto

Heather Krause

Founder and Principal Data Scientist, Datassist

Ahmed Julla

Senior Inspector, Ministry of Health, Republic of South Sudan

Steffen Kramer, MBA

Senior Consultant, Stratos
Previous South Sudan Operations Manager for the Carter Center

Dr. Thuou Loi, MD

Director General for International Health and Coordination, South Sudan Ministry of Health

Dr. Andrew Lynk, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Hon.D.Litt.

Consultant Paediatrician and Associate VP Medicine, CBDHA
President, Canadian Paediatric Society

Dr. Jodi McDavid

Research Project Manager, Cape Breton University

Dr. Deng Mayom Deng, MD

Executive Director, Sudan Medical Care, South Sudan
Director, South Sudan Physicians Organization

Dr. Okoni Simon Mori, MD

Director, South Sudan Physicians Organization
Executive Director, Health Access and Food Security

Dr. Jenipher Twebaze Musoke, MA, PhD

Director of Research, BRAC Africa

Sheila Profit, RN, BScN, MAdEd

Associate Professor of Nursing, Cape Breton University

Dr. Vandana Sharma, MD, MPH

Global Health Researcher

Dr. Jesse Slade Shantz, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon and,
Chief Medical Officer, Spxtrm AI
Board Member, Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Dr. Munshi Sulaiman

Research Director, BRAC International

Dr. Daniel Madit Thon, MD

State Support Manager, IMA World Health, Jonglei State, South Sudan
Finance and Administration Manager, Jonglei Health Service Ltd.
Director, South Sudan Physicians Organization

Dr. Christopher Vunni

Executive Director, Better Health Care Organization, South Sudan