Since 2009, SHEA has partnered with 3M to benefit the international community of healthcare professionals dedicated to infection prevention through our International Ambassadors Program. The program is dedicated to building collaborative relationships between U.S. and international healthcare professionals with expertise in healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention.
In 2015, this program is updated to allow more Ambassadors to benefit from exposure to large US conferences dedicated to infection prevention and control. Selected ambassadors will be able to select the meeting they attend for training – SHEA Spring 2015 or IDWeek 2015 and provided a one-year membership in SHEA to foster networking and expose them to SHEA's journal and other educational opportunities that can promote knowledge dissemination. A total of 18 Ambassadors will be selected in 2015 and provided a $3,000 travel grant to cover the costs of attending the meeting of their choice.
Response to the International Ambassadors Program has been noteworthy since its inception: over 345 applicants from around the world have sought a place in this elite group. SHEA has welcomed sixty-two Ambassadors representing thirty five countries (Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Sudan, Thailand, Togo, and Vietnam).
SHEA gratefully acknowledges the financial generosity of 3M Corporation, which supports the International Ambassadors Program.
- Mervat G. Elanany, MD, Cairo University (Egypt)
- Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq, MD, Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
- Nicolo Andrei A. Anonuevo, MAN, RN, Asian Hospital and Medical Center (Philippines)
- Ibidunni O. Bode-Sojobi, MBBS, FWACP, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (Nigeria)
- Elaine Cloutman-Green, PhD, Great Ormond Street Hospital (United Kingdom)
- Takanori Funaki, MD, National Center for Child Health and Development (Japan)
- Maojun Ge, MBBS, PhD, Shuguang Hospital Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medicine University (China)
- Zeinab M.M. Hassan, PhD, The Hashemite University (Jordan)
- Kayoko Hayakawa, MD, PhD, National Center for Global Health and Medicine (Japan)
- Milagros M. Herrera, MD, MPH, Hospital Dr. Rafael Estevez (Panama)
- Khetam Hussein, MD, Rambam Healthcare Campus (Israel)
- Namita Jaggi, MD, MBBS, Artemis Hospital (India)
- Shambhu Dutta Joshi, FAM, MD, MBBS, Far West Community Hospital (Nepal)
- Lesley Lewis, BN, CICP, Northeast Health Wangaratta (Australia)
- Daniel Ondari Mogeni, BA, CM, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) (Kenya)
- Adebola T. Olayinka, MD, MPH, FMCPath, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (Nigeria)
- Anup Radhakrishna Warrier, DNB, CTH, CIC, MBBS, Aster Medcity (India)
- Bassim Zayed, MBChB, MPH, Infection Prevention & Control Department, Ministry of Health (Oman)