Our Team

Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III PhD.
Founder and Managing Director, Global Health Focus (GHF)

Dr Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III is the Founder and Managing Director of GHF. He also serves as the Course Director and Principal Lecturer. He is an Associate Professor of Public Health at the Department of Public Health of Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). Before joining XJTLU, he has been teaching with the Master of Public Health (MPH) Programme of the Department of Public Health and Policy of the University of Liverpool (UoL) in the UK since 2009 where he remains as Honorary Lecturer of Public Health until the present. He is also an academic staff of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where he is attached to the Department of Global Health and Development of the Faculty of Public Health and Policy. Don has published in the fields of global health and public health in scientific journals and has authored five book chapters. He is a member of many international bodies and has been invited to deliver presentations in numerous conferences and meetings in many parts of the world. His work has been recognized through a number of international awards including the first Global Health Promotion Practice Award by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) and The Outstanding Young Man (TOYM) in Global Health by the President of the Philippines.


Adrian Rabe MD
Senior Adviser on Teaching and Learning

Adrian Rabe is a physician trained in General Internal Medicine with nearly a decade of experience in Global Health, Health Policy, Health Systems Research, Health Economics and Epidemiology. He is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the Faculty of Medicine of Imperial College London, working on data science projects in healthcare. Adrian joins GHF’s team as Senior Adviser on Teaching and Learning, helping design the curricula of the Global Health Courses that are deployed around the world. His insight from clinical practice, research, and global health are valuable in establishing an interprofessional and systems approach to healthcare, reflected in the way GHF teaches its courses. Dr Rabe’s dream is the realization of Universal Health Care in developing countries.


Aniekan Ekpenyong BPharm
Director (Africa)

Aniekan Ekpenyong serves as the GHF Director for Africa and the Global Project Manager for the Global Health Pharmacy (GHP) project. He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from University of Uyo and is currently working with the Gombe State Primary Healthcare Development Agency as an Inventory/Logistics Officer where he is responsible for building a resilient supply chain capable of satisfying the medicine needs of the 140 Primary Health Centers (PHCs) the agency serves. He won the 2016 FIP YPG Professional Innovation Grant. Aniekan is an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Public Health, United Kingdom and a founding partner of Pharmacare Initiative, Sierra Leone. He is also the President of the Sustainable Development Group (SDGs) advocacy group of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Gombe state. He is passionate about youth leadership, global health and the environment and he is committed to raising and mentoring the next generation of leaders in Africa who would contribute to the healthcare and development needs of their communities.


Blaise NTACYABUKURA MD
Co-director for Research (Africa)

Blaise Ntacyabukura serves as the co-director for research in Africa. He is responsible for directing GHF graduates in the planning and completion of their research outputs. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Rwanda. He has won awards from the African Academy of Science (AAS), Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) in 2016, UNESCO, MERCK and AMREF in 2017. He is a finalist of the 2018 Bay Area Global Health Innovation Challenge 2018. He has passion for research and global health.


Adebisi Yusuff Adebayo
Associate Director for Research

Adebisi Yusuff Adebayo is GHF’s Associate Director for Research. Adebisi is a global health enthusiast, drug policy advocate, research enthusiast and public health educator. His research interests are in the areas of global health and public health, particularly on public health education, access to medicine, health, antimicrobial resistance, health systems, drug use and misuse, policy and financing, HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, maritime health, and the translation of health research to policy and practice. Adebisi has presented (as a author/coauthor) various research works in many local and international conferences. His team won the 2018 Innovate4AMR Global Competition organized by World Health Organization, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, South Centre, ReAct – Action on Antibiotic Resistance and the International Federation of Medical Students´Associations.


Remy Ndayizeye MD
Senior Advisor

Remy Ndayizeye holds a Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Rwanda. He is a researcher with broad interest in child health, especially the most vulnerable amongst them. He has experience in global health education and community health. In addition, Dr Remy is an International Project Manager. Dr Remy joined GHF in 2015 and is the pioneer of its work in Africa. He is a member of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) and the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH). Dr Remy currently serves GHF’s team as Senior Advisor, Facilitator and Research Mentor.