7-1-7 Alliance

Ricardo Echalar

Ricardo Echalar

Ricardo Echalar is based in Nairobi, Kenya as the Regional Emerging Threats Advisor for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Kenya and East Africa Mission, providing technical and programmatic leadership on global health security, health emergencies, and One Health. He is an epidemiologist with nearly 20 years of experience in domestic and global programs, […]

Márcio Henrique de Oliveira Garcia

Veterinary Doctor and Epidemiologist, currently serving as the Director of the Department of Public Health Emergencies at the Secretariat of Health Surveillance and Environment of the Ministry of Health. He holds a Master’s degree in Food Technology from the Federal University of Ceará and is an FETP Advanced graduate. Additionally, he is certified by the […]

Sadaf Lynes

Sadaf Lynes

Ms. Sadaf Lynes is a board-level health systems expert with leadership experience across public health, integrated healthcare systems and translational research and innovation. Implementing evidenced-based health outcomes from prevention to value-based healthcare, Ms. Lynes has experience working in the UK, Middle East and internationally and teaches on a UK Russell Group Master’s in Public Health […]

Elsie Ilori

Elsie Ilori

Ms. Elsie Ilori is a public health expert with over 35 years’ leadership and management experience in IHR and global health security, specifically disease surveillance, detection, prevention, and control in high-burden, resource-limited countries. She is an experienced senior public sector manager at the forefront of strategic development and coordination of national public health surveillance systems, […]

Issa Makumbi

Issa Makumbi

Dr. Issa Makumbi serves as the inaugural Chair of the 7-1-7 Alliance Technical Steering Group. He is the Deputy Director of the Uganda National Institute of Public Health, and Director of the Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC). He contributed to the WHO PHEOC Framework. His role extends to mentorship of public health students and […]