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Meet the team

Dr James Tibenderana


Dr James Tibenderana is Malaria Consortium’s Technical Director. He provides strategic technical oversight to the organisation’s work globally.  

James will be presenting as part of a symposium on Engaging High-Risk Communities to Accelerate Malaria Elimination. You can also catch up throughout the week at Booth 419. Come along for a coffee and a chat.

Dr Arantxa Roca-Feltrer

Dr Arantxa Roca-Feltrer is a malaria epidemiologist by training with over 15 years of experience in both the African and Asian regions. As Malaria Consortium’s Head of Monitoring and Evaluation, she contributes to supporting global strategic policies, approaches and priorities for Surveillance as well as M&E strategies within the malaria control to elimination spectrum to the regions and countries.

You can find Arantxa at Booth 419 throughout the week.

Dr Kevin Baker


Dr Kevin Baker is Senior Research Specialist at Malaria Consortium. He also leads the Every Breath Counts Research Group focussing on pneumonia innovations. His interests include diagnostics, pneumonia, maternal and child health, research design and implementation. Currently managing a large multi-country diagnostics trial investigating improved diagnostic tools for the detection of the signs and symptoms of pneumonia at the community level.

Charlotte Ward

Charlotte Ward is Senior Research Officer at Malaria Consortium. Charlotte is responsible for delivery of scientifically robust research outputs, design of study protocols, design of data collection materials and data analyses for multiple country projects in low-resource settings across Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia.

Charlotte will be presenting on working towards an improved reference standard for counting respiratory rate to validate new automated pneumonia diagnostic aids for children under five at Scientific Session 157.

Dr Olusola Oresanya

Dr Olusola Oresanya is Malaria Consortium’s Country Technical Coordinator in Nigeria. She provides technical oversight and support to all of our programmes in the country. This includes the DFID-funded SuNMaP 2.

Olusola is presenting on an assessment of quality of delivery of seasonal malaria chemoprevention using low literate community health workers in Nigeria and on examining the feasibility of Community Health Worker delivery of Severe Acute Malnutrition treatment using an innovative simplified low-literacy protocol in Nigeria.

Maddy Marasciulo-Rice

Maddy Marasciulo-Rice is Case Management Specialist at Malaria Consortium. Maddy provides technical support to global country programmes on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea, malnutrition and dengue. She also serves as Malaria Consortium's US representative.

You can find Maddy at Booth 419 throughout the week.

Christian Rassi

Christian Rassi is the Programme Director for Malaria Consortium’s seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) programme, which, in 2019, reached close to 6 million children under 5 in Burkina Faso, Chad and Nigeria. Previously, he coordinated Malaria Consortium’s participation in a health service delivery research programme, specialising in implementation research, community engagement, social and behaviour change.

You can find Christian at Booth 419 throughout the week.

Our team from USAID’s Malaria Action Program for Districts:

Malaria Consortium leads USAID’s Malaria Action Program for Districts across 43 districts in Uganda. The programme is focussed on the prevention and control of malaria through the implementation of interventions to protect and improve the health of vulnerable mothers, babies and children. A number of experts from this programme are presenting posters about the progress of the programme. 

Ruth Kigozi - M&E and Knowledge Management Specialist

Daniella Busharizi - Regional Coordinator for the MAPD programme in Masaka

John Baptist Bwanika - Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Patrick Bukoma - Malaria Specialist