Welcome to the Aceso Global Health Consultants website!
It is an exciting time to be working in the field of global health. Initiatives such as the SDGs and the MalariaNoMore campaign have found success through global collaboration, and the bridge between North and South has never been stronger. Recent research advances, particularly in the field of machine learning and big-data, have allowed us to map and analyse disease pathways with unprecedented accuracy. And a shift back towards the community, as opposed to the institutional "top-down" approach, is enabling more sustainable and meaningful outcomes.
However the challenges could not be greater. Climate change, increasing inequalities, and the rise of antimicrobial resistance have made addressing these problems more difficult than ever. It is during this time that we must be more sure of ourselves and our values within this rapidly changing landscape.
As a small consulting firm consisting of ten staff, Aceso forms a tiny piece of this larger puzzle. However our impact over the years has been considerable; since establishing the company in 2013 we have since grown to take on a number of global projects, and have worked with clients such as UNICEF, Chatham House, Save the Children India, and the American University of Beirut. At the same time, we continue to support local London-based projects, and have extensive ties to the London Borough of Newham, Southwark Council, and UCL.
Please enjoy browsing through the website and seeing our portfolio of work. We welcome all inquiries for our services, and please do not hesitate to get in touch to arrange an initial meeting.
Dr Logan Manikam
OUR CORE VALUES
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" - World Health Organization
We are a product focused company, and aim to provide the highest quality of standard to all of our projects. Please visit our projects page to see a portfolio of our previous and ongoing work.
Multi-sectoral action and pooled expertise are key ingredients to addressing health challenges, and at Aceso we aim to build long-term partnerships with the right kind of people. Please visit our expertise page to see some of our key partners.
At Aceso we are constantly engaging with new and innovative research techniques. Our team has access to a wealth of resources from cutting-edge institutions, and we foster this through regular training and courses.
We have a small diverse team of professionals from academic, global, public & healthcare backgrounds. Our experience enables us to provide high quality, innovative and evidence-based perspectives and solutions. We deliver on projects related to a variety of global and public health issues.
Logan is an NIHR Advanced Fellow at UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare & Honorary Consultant in Public Health England Immunisations & Countermeasures Division. He leads 2 major research programmes; (1) Nurture Early for Optimal Nutrition based in East London (acesoghc.com/neon) & (2) Childhood Infections and Pollution Consortium based in India, Indonesia, Chile & Sierra Leone (acesoghc.com/chip)
Senior Research Associate
Yasmin holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Imperial College London and an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Cornell College, USA. Yasmin is particularly interested in the analysis of health data for the improvement of healthcare services and policy through evidence-based practices.
YEBEEN YSABELLE BOO
Senior Research Associate
Ysabelle is Population Health with data science graduate student at UCL and studying MSc Global Health Science and Epidemiology at the University of Oxford. She is interested in the different measurement of outcomes used in population health research and conducts a series of quantitative analysis using R studio with a dataset like ELSA, HES England and Health Survey for England. Moreover, she focuses on how to assess the quality of an empirical argument, identifying common weaknesses in real research articles.
At Aceso Global Health Consultants Ltd., Ysabelle works for the various UK and international projects including Children and Young People Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for London borough of Newham and Childhood Infections and Pollution (CHIP) Consortium.
SHEREEN AL LAHAM
Shereen hold Doctor of Pharmacy degree (PharmD) and a Master of Public Health in Management and Leadership from the University of Sheffield. She has previous experience working with Local authorities and she is particularly interested in epidemiological studies, and the analysis of health data to strengthen health system and its influences on policies.
DR. OMAR RISK
Omar is a junior doctor who graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ (GKT) medical school in 2019 and holds a MSc in Public Health - Health Economics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2017). His work in Aceso supports the operationalisation of the Childhood Infections and Pollution (CHIP) Consortium. He has proposed and will co-lead a feasibility study for CHIP with a renewed focus on maternal & perinatal infections in Sierra Leone, where he has experience with two in-country global health partnerships. He is also interested in advocacy and medical education, having completed the Healthcare Leadership Academy scholarship after his elected role as President of GKT Medical Students Association representing the 2500-strong student body of Europe’s largest medical school.
Meredith intends to dedicate her career to addressing modern health challenges and preserving or improving public services in the UK and abroad. Meredith holds a BA in Experimental Psychology from Oxford University and a Master’s in Public Health from Imperial College London. She has previous experience working alongside private foundations and corporate philanthropic enterprises to design, implement and scale healthcare and social impact interventions in developed and LMICs. As well as being a TedXOxford Alum and Prime Ministerial ‘Point of Light’ award winner, Meredith’s work incorporating emerging technologies into the public sector was recognised by her nomination for The Future Stars of Tech’s ‘Diversity Advocate Award’.
Matt holds a Bachelor’s in Modern Languages – German and Russian – from UCL. He specialises in editing, proofreading and content creation in a variety of tones and styles. He is currently working on both the Childhood Infections and Pollution (CHIP) Consortium and Aceso’s consulting work. He is particularly committed to Aceso’s work and values the opportunities that the company offers, having started as an intern before moving to the position of Research Associate.
He enjoys Medieval German literature and painting.
Emma holds a Master's in Public Health and Global Health from Imperial College London and a Bachelor's in Biomedical Sciences from The University of Manchester. Emma has a particular interest in infectious diseases in LMICs, their transmission dynamics and their wider socioeconomic impacts. She has previously worked on the ADVANCE clinical trial, examining the safety and efficacy of HIV drugs in South Africa.
At Aceso she is the lead for the Childhood Infections and Pollution consortium.
Hemant holds a Master's degree in rural management from Indian Institute Of Health Management Research. His expertise in participatory approach methodology and implementation in organisation management started from The Community-Based Mangement of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) back in 2013. He has recently worked with Save the Children India to finalise on PANChSHEEEL project. Hemant is looking forward to take on projects related to Child Health furthermore.
Creative Design Manager
Rose holds a Bachelor's in Fashion Design from Central St Martins and is experienced in working with various fashion design brands. Her specialties are in garment design and construction and she is a knitwear design specialist. She is particularly interested in areas of sustainable fashion practices, such as upcycling and repurposing existing materials to reduce pollution and waste. She is working for Aceso under Rose Wright Designs.
Honorary Research Associate
Emma is an Academic Foundation Doctor working in north west London, affiliated to Imperial College London. She studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford before joining medicine. Her research interests are primarily in child health, in particular paediatric liver and paediatric public health. She has experience in systematic reviews.
Honorary Research Associate
Isabel-Cathérine is a medical student in the fourth year of her studies at Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ (GKT) Medical School in London.
Born and raised in South America, she developed a strong interest in the emerging world and the associated challenges in the medical field. Her research interests lie in paediatric and adult neurology and neurosurgery as well as child health, particularly in the context of developing countries. At Aceso Global Health Consultants Ltd., Isabel-Cathérine’s work is primarily focused on the UK-based NEON programme.
After completing her degree in May 2022, she intends to specialise in surgery, currently contemplating a career in paediatric neurosurgery.
Kaushik holds an MBBS from the Medical College of Kolkata, and is a Gold Medalist in Community Medicine from the All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health. He is an expert in knowledge to policy translation, policy research, and systematic reviews. His research interests include national and sub-national disease control, exploratory data analysis, and infectious disease modelling.
ARPITA PAUL SARKAR
Arpita Paul Sarkar is a specialist is a Comparative Literature, with project experience in transcription and linguistics. She has worked with Nautanki, Kolkata in drama and is also a recipient of Certificate of Honour from the World Health Organization for her role in drama on HIV AIDS. Earlier Arpita worked for a brief period with HDFC Standard Life. A Masters in Comparative Literature and B.Ed from Jadavpur University and a Senior Diploma holder in Drawing, Arpita
has a special interest in child behaviour and education as well as early childhood development.