Dr Joachim Kapalanga is a Physician-Scientist and Educator who was educated at Yale University and the State University of New York. He is currently Professor (Adjunct) of Paediatrics at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Canada, and the South Western Ontario Academic Health Network – Knowledge Translation Group. His research focuses on the epigenetics of neurodevelopmental disorders and exploration of shared endophenotypes in neurobehavioral disorders. He served as the Executive President of the Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa from 2014 to 2019.Dennis Raphael, PhD, is a Professor of Health Policy and Management at York University in Toronto, Canada. His scientific publications focus on the health effects of living and working conditions, the quality of life of communities and individuals, and the impact of government decisions on citizens’ health and well-being. He is the editor of Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives, Tackling Health Inequalities: Lessons from International Experiences and Immigration, Public Policy, and Health: Newcomer Experiences in Developed Nations. Dr Leon Mutesa is a Professor of Human Genetics at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Rwanda. He obtained his MD from the University of Rwanda and his PhD from the University of Liege, Belgium, where he also completed his postdoctoral studies. He has spearheaded the development and implementation of medical genetics services in Rwanda, and is a recipient of international research grants from the National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Mental Health of Rwanda, among others.