What we do
Marquess of Reading
Previously served on the Board of CURE International (2003-18) focused on the treatment of clubfoot cases world-wide, Lord Reading extends his focus to help eliminate clubfoot in India.
Professor David Heymann CBE.
David Heymann holds a BA in general science from Penn State University, an M.D from Wake Forest School of Medicine, and a DTM&H from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). He is currently Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at LSHTM and Head of the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, London.
From 2012 to March 2017 he was chairman of Public Health England.
For 22 years Heymann was based at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva on secondment from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During this time he rose from Chief of Research of the Global Programme on AIDS to Founding Director of the Programme on Emerging and Assistant Director for Health Security and the Director General’s Representative for Polio Eradication.
Before joining WHO David Heymann was based for 13 years in sub-Saharan Africa on assignment from CDC where he worked Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, DRC and Malawi. During this period he participated in the response to the first, second and third outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in DRC. Prior to joining CDC Heymann worked in India for two years as a medical epidemiologist in the WHO smallpox eradication programme.In 2009 he was appointed an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for service to global public health.
A Regional lead at Christian Aid, UK, Ramani has over 30 years experience in long term development and humanitarian spheres in the INGO sector. She has a strong personal and professional commitment to social development, with extensive experience in conflict and peace building, and supporting community health initiatives in fragile/sensitive contexts. She has been involved with Palestinian, Sri Lankan and Burmese refugee populations in search of durable solutions, working to empower poor and marginalised communities like the Dalits in India and on issues of gender justice.
During her tenure, Ramani has secured significant funds from institutional and major donors and has led several initiatives in negotiating. Ramani has a wide and extensive experience of participating in and exercising scrutiny as a trustee for a broad range of charities of varying sizes, from local Housing; homelessness, human rights through church and ecumenical bodies, and thematically focussed specialist trusts.
(Trustee & Acting CEO)
Mayank is an Orthopaedic Surgeon (1986). He obtained a master’s degree in Orthopaedics from Manipal, renowned for paediatric Orthopaedic surgery for post- polio, clubfoot, cerebral palsy etc type of deformities.
After moving to UK to work for the NHS (1991), Mayank retrained and gained fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons doing lower limb surgery such as joint replacement but with special interest in foot and ankle surgery.
Always keen to be involved in charity work, Mayank has been a member of Rotary International since 2001 where he helped raise funds to provide free corrective surgery to under privileged children, disabled due to polio and clubfoot deformity. As a part of his family Trust he continues to help medical and Nursing schools in India where he established “Simulation skill labs” to educate and train nurses & medical doctors in safe maternal care and childbirth.
Mayank now spends his time to look after his business interests but still very keen to help and promote charities dealing with prevention and treatment of children’s deformities such as clubfoot in India. He is founding Trustee of this charity.
An Indian descent born in the UK with a professional focus on health and medical technology, Anupama has been involved with Clubfoot India UK prior to its inception, supporting Hélène Frost in the formation of the charity from the ground up.