our Team

The African Sepsis Alliance is run by a 10-person Executive Board - directly elected by our members. The ASA is supported by the World Sepsis Day Head Office.

 

Executive Board

Andrew Argent, South Africa

At the ASA, Andrew is responsible for communications and memberships.

 
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Emmanuel Nsutebu, United Arab Emirates

Emmanuel is the Chair of the African Sepsis Alliance and a Consultant Infectious Diseases Physician working at Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi as Chief of Infectious Diseases. He worked at the Royal Liverpool Hospital as Associate Medical Director for Deterioration and Sepsis. He was also the Advancing Quality clinical co-lead for sepsis in the North West of England. He worked as clinical advisor for the NHS England (sepsis) and NHS Improvement (deterioration). He is also an investigator for the African Research Collaboration on Sepsis.

 
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Faustina Excel Adipa, Ghana

At the ASA, Faustina is responsible for communications and memberships.

 
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Halima Salisu Kabara, Nigeria

Halima is Vice Executive Director of the African Sepsis Alliance and is widely seen as an exceptional Nurse and an inspirational figure in the healthcare industry whose tireless interventions has continued to create platform and programs that will facilitate the delivery of quality, affordable, accessible, safe and sustainable healthcare in Nigeria, Africa and the world.

 

Jamie Rylance, Malawi

Jamie is a Reader in Respiratory Medicine and Global Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He is based in Malawi, at the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Programme (MLW) where he leads research on sepsis. Specifically, he investigates the determinants of adverse outcomes from fluid resuscitation and is working on how to individualize treatments in resource-limited settings. He is co-director of the African Research Collaboration on Sepsis and is the treasurer of the African Sepsis Alliance.

 

John Appiah, Ghana

John is Vice Secretary General at the African Sepsis Alliance.

 

Kamal Osman Margani, Sudan

Kamal is Executive Director of the African Sepsis Alliance.

 

Martin Peter Grobusch, Gabon

Martin is Financial Secretary at the African Sepsis Alliance.

 

Mervyn Mer, South Africa

Mervyn serves as Advocacy Officer at the African Sepsis Alliance.

 
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Shevin Jacob, Uganda

Shevin is Secretary General at the African Sepsis Alliance and an infectious diseases physician and Senior Clinical Lecturer in Sepsis Research at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine who, since 2006, has been conducting adult sepsis research in resource-constrained settings, primarily in Uganda. He also supports activities focused on improving the quality of clinical management for severely ill patients in Uganda through a collaboration between the Ministry of Health and Walimu, a Uganda-based NGO for which he is co-founder and Medical Director. He serves as a consultant to the WHO for various working groups to improve the clinical management of sepsis and other severe illnesses in resource-constrained settings.

 

World Sepsis Day Head Office

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Angelika Jahn, Germany

Angelika is Project Manager at the WSD Head Office and has a background in Business Administration.

 
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KATJA COUBALL, GERMANY

Katja is graphic designer and social media manager at the Global Sepsis Alliance. She is responsible for nearly all visuals you see - from the ASA logo to the World Sepsis Day Infographics.

 
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Marvin Zick, Germany

Marvin is General Manager of the Global Sepsis Alliance and has a background in Business Administration. He is responsible for all communications, websites, World Sepsis Day, World Sepsis Congress, and more.

 
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Simone Mancini, Italy

Simone has joined the Global Sepsis Alliance as Coordinator Regional Sepsis Alliances in October 2019. He has an extensive background in public affairs, external communications, and project management which he will put to good use to coordinate the work of the Regional Sepsis Alliances and the implementation of national sepsis plans.