Program Leads

Peter Steinmann

Dr. Peter Steinmann is a trained epidemiologist and public health specialist, and holds a habilitation (Associate professorship) in epidemiology at the University of Basel. He has a track record of epidemiological and implementation research and consultancy work related to neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), health system strengthening, project monitoring and public health in general in Africa, Asia and Brazil. He regularly teaches at the University of Basel, publishes in leading global health and tropical disease journals, and presents findings at international conferences. His main interest is the validation and uptake of innovations for NTD control programs, with a focus on soil-transmitted helminthiasis, schistosomiasis and leprosy. Within the Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium, Peter co-leads the Access sub-team and coordinates the contribution of Swiss TPH to the ADOPT implementation research program, with a focus on protocol rigor, scientific documentation and dissemination to policy makers, the scientific community and other stakeholders.

Nadia Ben Meriem

Nadia is an experienced Global Health Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. Currently enrolled in a Doctorate of Public Health focusing her research on health systems strengthening. Prior to that she completed a Master’s degree in Public Health for Eye Health, a Diploma in International Cooperation and a Bachelor’s in Biology. She is a French, English, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic speaker with very strong existing research and development networks; a passion for sustainability, focusing on partnerships and health systems development; and working knowledge of neglected tropical diseases. For her role at SCI Foundation, she focuses this experience on developing an evidence-based sustainable systems strategy in line with current best practice within the development community and champion the adoption of this strategy across all the organization’s programmes, with endemic country partners and with key relevant stakeholders.