Board

Nicolas J Pejovic, BSc, MD
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Nicolas J Pejovic is a Senior Consultant in Neonatology at Sachs’ Children and Youth Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. He is currently a PhD candidate in Global Health at the University of Bergen, Norway. He is active in the field in Uganda setting up a randomised control trial on neonatal resuscitation. He works as an instructor at the Center for Education in Pediatrics Simulation (CEPS) at Stockholm South General Hospital (Södersjukhuset). The focus of his research is on newborn care in low-income setting, newborn resuscitation, Safe Skin-to-Skin Care and mHealth applications. He also coordinates Helping Babies Breath (HBB) training programs. He started the Tap4Life project 2015 with the aim to reduce early neonatal mortality.

nicolas.pejovic@sodersjukhuset.se
Twitter: @Tap4Lifes

Susanna Myrnerts Höök, MD
Founder
Susanna Myrnerts Höök is a Pediatric Specialist at Sachs’ Children and Youth Hospital in Stockholm. She is currently a PhD candidate in Global Health at the University of Bergen, Norway. The focus of her research is on newborn care in low-income setting, newborn resuscitation and mHealth applications. She is active in the field in Uganda setting up a randomised control trial on neonatal resuscitation. She is also running projects evaluating the NeoTap software in both low- and high-income-settings. She started the Tap4Life project 2015 with the aim to reduce early neonatal mortality.  

susannamyrnerts@hotmail.com, susanna.hook@uib.no

Twitter: @SavingNeonates

Clare Lubulwa
An anesthesiologist based at Mulago National Refferal Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. She works under the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is mainly involved in the delivery of safe obstetric anaesthesia to both high risk and emergency mothers as well as being involved in neonatal resuscitation. She is currently perusing a Master’s in international Health at the University of Bergen and her research is in neonatal resuscitation.

Hamma Diallo
Dr. Hama A. DIALLO (MD, MPhil, PhD), a senior clinical epidemiologist is the current Scientific Director of Centre MURAZ, a national institute for biomedical research, MoH in Burkina Faso (www.centre-muraz.bf). He holds degrees in medicine (MD, University of Ouagadougou/Burkina Faso), in bioethics (Dipl., University of Pretoria, South Africa), in clinical research (Dipl., University Paris VII & Institute Pasteur of Paris, France), in international health (MPhil, University of Bergen/Norway) and in epidemiology (PhD, University of Bergen/Norway). Dr. Diallo has been working over 13 years in Centre MURAZ with a focus on malaria studies and maternal and child health issues. He is an expert on the topic of child mortality around birth in rural Burkina Faso, the subject for his PhD-thesis.

Dr. Diallo, a bilingual researcher (French/English) is the PI of several ongoing studies in MURAZ and a full-time lecturer of biostatistics and epidemiology at the University of Ouagadougou (BFA) and lecturer of bioethics at the Polytechnic University of Bobo-Dioulasso (BFA). His ambition is to provide its credentials to the interventional epidemiology in Centre MURAZ research Institute on the topic of maternal and child health.

Contacts : Email hamadial@yahoo.fr Tel(Bur) +22620970102/+22620977348

Thorkild Tylleskär, Professor, MD, MA, PhD
Co-founder

Thorkild Tylleskär is a paediatrician and professor in International Health at the Centre for International Health at the University of Bergen, Norway with a focus on child health in low-resource settings together with an interest in eHealth and mHealth applications for health in low resource settings, such as www.openXdata.org.

Besides his medical and research training obtained in Uppsala, Sweden he also holds a Master in African Linguistics from Sorbonne University, Paris after extensive field work in present-day Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire). His medical thesis in 1994 describes the toxico-nutritional causation of ‘konzo’, a paralytic disorder permanently crippling women and children in isolated areas of Africa.

Twitter: @TTylleskar

Tobias Alvén
Co-founder

Tobias Alfvén works as senior researcher in Global Health at the Department of Public Health Sciences at Karolinska Institutet and as a pediatrician at Sachs’ children and youth hospital in Stockholm.
Tobias is a medical doctor, with a PhD in Epidemiology and a BSc in Business Administration and Political Science.  He has for the last 15 years combined research, teaching, clinical medicine in pediatrics and work for the United Nations both in the field and at HQ. Among many responsibilities when working for UNAIDS in Geneva he was representing the organization in the UN expert group on the Millennium Development Goals.  He has worked and done research in Asia, Africa and Europe, and is currently involved in projects in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia Sweden, Uganda and Vietnam.

At the Department of Public Health at the Karolinska Institutet he is chairing the Maternal & Child and Clinical Care group in the Global Health – Health Systems and Policy group. At Sachs’ children and youth hospital he is leading Global Pediatrics, responsible for work related to Global health at the clinic. Further he is the Chair of the Swedish Society of Medicine´s Committee of Global Health and is a Board member of the Section for Global Health, Swedish Paediatric Society.

Michael Wagner
Neonatologist

A pediatric/neonatal fellow at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. In addition, currently completing his PhD with a focus on pediatric simulation and resuscitation. Since 2013 a member of the Pediatric Simulation Training Center at the Department of Pediatrics, Medical University of Vienna, Austria where he teaches simulation-based training courses. Since 2014, responsible for the Pediatric Simulation Training Center, which provides simulation courses in pediatric medicine for students, physicians, midwives, and nurses. In 2015, one of the founding members of “Netzwerk Kindersimulation”, a network for pediatric simulation, where he is also the chair at the moment. The network has the goal to develop standards for simulation-based training and education in the German-speaking region. 

Research interests include pediatric/neonatal simulation and neonatal resuscitation:
Neonatal simulation: currently involved in studies assessing the current status of pediatric simulation within German-speaking countries as well as studies to improve cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with different teaching methods. Furthermore, how student peer-teaching in pediatric simulation training can improve availability of simulation training. Additionally, planning different studies with the goal to assess biometric / situation awareness data during CPR. The Site-PI of an upcoming large multicenter-trial “Surv1ve – Sustained inflation and chest compression to ventilation ratio during cardiopulmonary resuscitation of asphyxiated newborns – a cluster randomized trial”.

Eskil Janson
Co-founder, Strawberry Hill

Stina Janson
Co-founder, Strawberry Hill

Principal Collaborators

Peter (Peppe) Hedberg
Lawyer