Conference Speaker Bios

Professor Ronald Repp

Prof. Repp  obtained his medical degree from Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen, Germany in 1990. He completed his residency an fellowship and worked as an senior physician in the Department of Medicine III at Erlangen University until 2004, where he also received his board certification for Internal Medicine and Hematology and Oncology. Until 2008, he was assistant professor at the Division of Stemcell-Transplantation and Immunotherapy at the Department of Medicine II, University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus

Kiel, Germany. He left to Bamberg, Germany in 2008 as Head of Department of Medicine V, Klinikum am Bruderwald, Sozialstiftung Bamberg,

Bamberg, Germany, where he founded and directed the Cancer Center Bamberg. At that time he was also Deputy Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Erlangen-EMN. In 2016, he moved back to Kiel Germany as Head of Department of Internal Medicine 2 in the City Hopsital Kiel. He is the head of the hospital’s Oncology Center of the hospital and Professor of Internal Medicine (Hematology & Oncology) at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel. His main basic and clinical research focus is on immunotherapy of cancer and clinical research in precision oncology. He also specialized in palliative medicien and is the chairman of the Board of the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Schleswig-Holstein.

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Mr. Nathaniel Otoo

Nathaniel Otoo is a health systems and public policy consultant, and a Senior Fellow at the Washington DC based Results for Development Institute. He was the founding Executive Director of the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Centre (SPARC) currently hosted by Amref Health Africa in Nairobi. He has over 11-years of work experience in health insurance development and implementation, having served in various capacities at Ghana’s National Health Insurance Authority, including as CEO from 2015 to 2017. He has since 2017 been providing technical consultancy support in health financing to a number of African countries. This includes technical assistance to Kenya’s NHIF Reform Expert Panel from 2018 to 2019. Nathaniel is currently a World Bank Technical Advisor to the Government of The Gambia for the implementation of the country’s newly approved health insurance policy. He has contributed to and supported numerous global, regional and national UHC activities and events. He was a founding member of the Joint Learning Network for UHC in 2011, and later became its first convener. He currently serves on the Duke University Launch & Scale Speedometer Advisory Board as well as several other boards. He holds a LLB degree from the University of Ghana, a Professional Law qualification and a Master’s Degree in International Relations, with specialization in International Management, from the International University of Japan.

Dr. Michael Mwachiro

Dr Michael Mwachiro is a Consultant General Surgeon at Tenwek Hospital in Bomet, Kenya. He is the director of the Endoscopy department.  He is also the program director of the Tenwek General Surgery program that is affiliated with the Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) as well as the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA). He is the Secretary General of the Surgical Society of Kenya and a Co-Country representative for COSECSA. He is a founder member of the African Esophageal Cancer Consortium (AfrECC). His research interests are in surgical education and gastro-intestinal malignancies including esophageal cancer and colorectal cancer.

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Dr. Sitna Ali Mwanzi

Dr. Sitna Ali Mwanzi is a consultant medical oncologist working at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi Kenya. She obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Nairobi and Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine from the Aga Khan University Hospital,

Nairobi. She undertook a fellowship in Medical Oncology at Barts Health NHS Trust in the United Kingdom attaining a Specialist Certificate in Medical Oncology from the Royal College of

Physicians and Association of Cancer Physicians in the United Kingdom. She also has a Master of Science in Advanced Oncology from Ulm University in Germany. Her research interests include breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, chronic myeloid leukemia and cervical cancer. She is passionate about increasing health care workers and general public awareness about cancer, role of screening, early diagnosis and treatment of cancer. She works closely with the National Cancer Control Program in implementation of the National Cancer Control Strategy and advising on cancer policy for improving access to cancer care.

Prof. Mohsen Mokhtar

Prof. Mokhtar completed a B.Sc. in medicine and then a M.Sc. in Clinical Oncology at the Cairo University Kasr El Aini Medical School graduating in 1991 and 1996 respectively. In 2001 he completed his MD training in clinical oncology, also at the Cairo University Kasr El Aini Medical School.
Since 1996 he has held a number of posts at the Cairo University Kasr El Aini Medical School where he primarily and currently undertook clinical research, supervising numerous research programs, and developed critical teaching material. Since 2001 he has held the position of Professor of Clinical Oncology.
He has many publications in regional magazines in topics including, breast, lung, pediatric, colorectal and ovarian malignancies, NHL and hematologic malignancies. He collaborates in several trials, both regional and international, and is a scientific coordinator for many regional and international conferences. Prof. Mokhtar has been a speaker at conferences, both regional and international, including PAN ARAB, EURO-Mediterranean conferences and EASO classes at theKasr El Aini School of Oncology. Prof. Ibrahim is also an active member of the Arab Medical Association Against Cancer(AMAAC), the Egyptian Cancer society(ECS) and the Egyptian Hemato-oncology Group (EHOG).

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