R2HC Advisory Group

The R2HC Advisory Group advises the Elrha Board of Trustees on the strategic direction of the programme, and provides guidance to the R2HC on programmatic priorities, setting the direction and framework for grant-making. The Chair of the Advisory Group reports to the Elrha Board of Trustees. Observers from each of R2HC’s strategic partners also attend Advisory Group meetings.

Jimmy Whitworth - Chair

Professor of International Health, LSHTM

Esperanza Martinez


Renee van de Weert


Therese McGinn

Professor (Retired) of Population and Family Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and advisor to the Reproductive Health Access, Information and Services in Emergencies (RAISE) Initiative

Paul Spiegel

Professor and Director of Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health

Mushtaque Chowdhury

Vice Chair of BRAC

Carlos Navarro Colorado

Medical Epidemiologist, Centre for Disease Control

Chris Whitty (Observer)

Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

Chris Porter (Observer)

Humanitarian Head of Profession, DFID

Mary de Silva (Observer)

Head of Population Health, Wellcome Trust

Elrha is a registered charity in England and Wales (1177110).

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