Dr Kamini Mendis
Dr Kamini Mendis (MD, PhD, DSc) is a Member of the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC) for the World Health Organisation (WHO). She is a renowned malariologist who had spearheaded the development of malaria epidemiology, clinical research and pathogenesis in Sri Lanka as Head of the Malaria Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine in the University of Colombo. She has been a Member of the Steering Committee on Immunology of Malaria Science Working Group, Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, of the World Health Organization, Geneva, since 1985, and a Member of the Committee for Research Capability Strengthening Group, since 1987. She has also been a Member of the science consultant group for the Malaria Vaccine Programme Agency for International Development, and a Council Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka.