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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Santiago Martinez

Associate Professor, University of Agder
Santiago G. Martinez (MSc, MPhil, PhD) is an Associate Professor in Digital Health at the University of Agder (Norway). He is part of the DUALSAVE-FGS project consortium of 27 researchers in 9 institutions, who do implementation research on Female Genital Schistosomiasis (FGS) in Mozambique, Eswatini and South Africa. He is a work package co-leader with the aim to design and evaluate an evidence-based education and training program for healthcare professionals (HCPs) to diagnose FGS at the point of care (PoC). He is also the main supervisor of the PhD student (Ms. Andrea Jervell Hult, MD) connected to that work package.
He designed the state-of-the-art Usability laboratory for education and research in the University of Agder, Norway. He has tutored more than a 100 Master students from information and communications technology, medicine and nursing. He has contributed to European and Norwegian projects in collaboration with hospitals and other stakeholders, centred on FGS, people living with HIV (in collaboration with the King’s College of London and Southern Norwegian hospital), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
He has published more than 90 articles on digital health, of which the latest in collaboration with the WHO and UNAIDS about the production of the Pocket Atlas for FGS led by Prof. Eyrun Kjetland and Pamela Mbazazi.