Kingsley Emwinyore Agho, MSc, MEng, PhD, MPH, Western Sydney University, Australia
Dr Kingsley Emwinyore Agho is an Associate Professor at the School of Health Sciences, Western Sydney University, Australia. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He is the Director of Global Maternal and Child Health Research Collaboration (GloMACH) and a founding member of The South Asia Infant Feeding Research Network (SAIFRN). GloMACH and SAIFRN seek to improve feeding practices and reduce child mortality in Asia and Africa regions. Dr Agho has also been involved in the design and analysis of large-scale community-based cluster RCTs and has contributed significantly to Global Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) strategy for accelerating progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 3).
Shabina Ariff, MD, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan
Dr Shabina Ariff is a physician scientist and works as Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the Aga Khan University, Pakistan. Her work focuses on maternal, neonatal, and child health research. She has received research support from organizations and universities, such as the World Health Organization, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Oxford University. Her goal is to improve healthcare outcomes for mothers, neonates, and children, both nationally and internationally.
Giovanni Vento, MD, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Rome, Italy
Prof Giovanni Vento is an academic clinical neonatologist and Director of the Neonatology Division at Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS - Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore in Rome, Italy. His main research interests are in the fields of neonatal respiratory physiology, mechanical ventilation, particularly High-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV), non-invasive ventilation and prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). He is the creator of a new technique for surfactant administration in extremely preterm infants (gestational age < 28 weeks), which involves a lung recruitment maneuver with HFOV before surfactant administration (IN-REC-SUR-E). Prof Vento is also promoter of an international trial currently underway (INREC-LISA Trial-NCT05711966), aiming to compare the effectiveness of INRECSURE technique vs Less Invasive Surfactant Administratio (LISA) in reducing the composite outcome of BPD)/death in extremely preterm infants. He collaborates with Prof Eytan Barnea and FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics), for the drafting of the “FIGO good clinical practice updated guidelines of rapid newborn triage.
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