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Country Focal Points

LEAHN has established a network of senior police officers in various parts of the world who are key contacts for LEAHN, these police are known as ‘Country Focal Points’ (CFPs). Meet them below:

Mily Biswas Bangladesh

 Mily Biswas


Email: mileebiswas@yahoo.com

Mily Biswas is working as Additional Police Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police for its Traffic Division. Before that she worked as Additional Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police in Dhaka range which covers 17 districts of Dhaka Division. She joined the Bangladesh Police Service as Assistant Superintendent of Police through Bangladesh Civil Service examination (BCS) in 1988. Mily Biswas has vast experience in the United Nations Mission as the Staff Officer to the Commissioner, Instructor of Police College in Dili and Officer-in-Charge of Vulnerable Persons Unit to develop a multi-sectoral prevention and response to sexual and gender based violence in East Timor. She also worked with local NGOs as CIVPOL member in Dili for victim support together with serious crime Investigation Unit in Dili Hospital, East Timor. She was the first female police officer to join UN Peace Keeping Mission to Dili, East Timor and commanded Bangladesh Police Force as Contingent Commander in 2000. The recent deployment of a full contingent of women police to the UN Peace Keeping Force follows Mily Biswas who is a pioneer in this arena.

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 Roberta Torres Dos Santos


Email: leahn.brasil@gmail.com

 Major PM Roberta Torres dos Santos:  Psychologist of the Military Police (PM) in Rio de Janeiro since 2002, currently holds the position of Superintendent of Professional Valuation at the State Secretariat of Public Security in Rio de Janeiro. In 2010/2011, she worked for the National Secretariat of Public Security of the Ministry of Justice, in Brasília, as co-counsel on the Project of Life Quality.

Major Roberta has *specialized degrees* in the field of Health Management  (UERJ) and Clinical Psychology (UFF), as well as completed the *update courses* on Forensic Psychology (UERJ), Management of Public Security (UERJ) and Police and Human Rights (UCAN). She has *professional qualification courses* in Levelling Statement of Knowledge (Department of National Force of Public Security/MJ) and Accident Prevention-Human Factor (CENIPA/Aeronautics).

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Abraham Zeleke Taye


Email: zelekeabraham@yahoo.com

Abraham is a Deputy Commander of Police in Ethiopia in charge of Human Resource Management. He has tertiary education in accounting and is currently in his fourth year of a Police Science and International Relations degree at Addis Ababa University.

 Jones Blantari


Email: blantarijm@gmail.com


 Chief Superintendent Jones Blantari, Anti-narcotics, Ghana Police, has been involved in the promotion of harm reduction approaches to sex work and drug use for many years. In particular, Chief Superintendent Blantari has overseen the transition of police practices from using arrest as a common approach to enforce anti-sex worker legislation to harm reduction approaches including police carrying and distributing condoms to sex workers from their weapon holsters. Jones Blantari has been a key police trainer and harm reduction advocate in Ghana and abroad.

 Read post: LEAHN’s Chief Superintendent Jones Blantari speaks at HONLEA, Ethiopia.

induntitledRanjan Dwivedi


Email: divs11@hotmail.com

Ranjan Dwivedi is a management graduate with experience in law enforcement and HIV programming. As Technical Advisor UNAIDS, he has engaged extensively with various stakeholders, including police forces, Country HIV control programmes, UN organisations and research institutions. At UNAIDS, he developed a comprehensive strategy for the role of uniformed services in the response to the HIV epidemic. Along with this, he has developed several tools that can be used across cultures to implement this strategy. He has also worked with WHO, at the Headquarters in Geneva and in India where he was the focal point for eHealth.  Besides HIV programming, he is also keenly interested in scientific research in the area of ICT and development and capacity building.  He speaks Hindi, Urdu, English and basic French.



Lastri Riyanti


Email: riyanti_lastri@yahoo.com

Chief of Police Public Health , Department of Police Medicine in Police Health Services. Indonesian National Police

With a Medical Degree from Universitas sebelas maret and a Master of Hospital management of Universitas Respati Indonesia, CP Lastri is well qualified for promoting harm reduction approaches. Her work experience includes:

–         1995-2003 Medical Doctor in Bhayangkara hospital Indonesian National Police
–          2003-2005 Medical Doctor in parmadi siwi narcotics rehabilitation Indonesian Narcotics Boards
–         2006-now Department of Police Medicine in Police Health Services. Indonesian National Police

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 P. Mulyatno, SH


Email: ph.mulyatno@gmail.com

As the Police Grand Commissary Adjunct of Head unit 3, 3 Sub Directorate, Drugs law enforcement Directorate of Criminal Investigation Board, P. Mulyatno, SH is a very experienced police officer in Indonesia. He studied law at Jakarta University and has many qualifications in Criminal Investigations. He has worked extensively in drug law enforcement and participated in study tours regarding drug decriminalisation and harm reduction to Portugal and Australia, respectively. 



Wilson Edung Lomali


Email: lomaliw@yahoo.com

LEAHN has appointed the Kenya police Country Focal Point:  Inspector Wilson Edung Lomali from Kenya Police. Wilson is the Kenya Police focal point for Most At Risk Populations and has worked in this area for the past 7 years and extensive experience working with people affected by HIV. He is based in the city of Nairobi.


 Gulsara Alieva

Kyrgyz Republic

Email: gulsara.kg@gmail.com

Dr Gulsara Alieva is a retired police Colonel from the Kyrgyz Republic. She completed her PhD at Moscow State University, Russia, in 2004. She has held the position of Deputy Head at the Academy of the Ministry of Interior (academic stream), and also Associate Professor of the Department of Social and Political Studies. Throughout her career, Dr Alieva has been involved in a range of issues at the intersection of policing and legal reform, including:

  • Human rights
  • HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Police reform
  • Domestic violence and gender equality; women, peace and security issues
  • Procedural and institutional principles of security enforcement

 She is a board member of the Association of Police Women of the Kyrgyz Republic and her expertise is a welcome addition to the LEAHN team.


Alex Zelichenko

Regional Co-ordinator, Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan)

Email: zelitchenko@yahoo.com

Aleksandr (Alex) Zelichenko, PhD, is a recently retired Police Colonel and Director of Central Asian Drug Policy Center. He is also a member of Journalists Association of Kyrgyzstan and National Writers Association of Kyrgyzstan.

Alex is one of the founders and first leader of the Special Drug Control Service under the Ministry of Internal Affairs, The State Commission on Drug Control under the Government of Kyrgyz Republic.  He has more than 37 years of experience in the Kyrgyz State Police Service at operational, supervisory levels, command level and in police training (1978 – 2007), in a wide range of Police services as Police Drug Control Service, Criminal Police, Community Police and Police Reforming as well as extensive experience in multi-cultural and post conflict environments during Cross-Border Cooperation Projects in Central Asian region. Alex has served in UN Missions in Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia/Montenegro.

Alex has trained more than 700 police officers from Kosovo and Serbia in crime prevention, general policing, anti-drug activities and community policing Issues. He worked as an international drug policy expert for IHRD/OSI from 2004-7. Alex is currently the Coordinator of EU Central Asian Drug Action Program – CADAP-5 and moderates the Russian version of the LEAHN.

Alex is a recipient of an award For valuable input to HIV prevention in the Kyrgyz Republic“.

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 Svetlana Doltu


Email: svetlana.doltu@gmail.com

Lieutenant Colonel Svetlana Doltu has been involved in HIV prevention approaches for prisoners in penitentiaries in Moldova for many years having served as both the Head of Medical Services and Chief of the Infectious Diseases Unit at the Department of Penitentiary Institutions among other roles. Focusing on the ‘World Health Organization Guidelines on HIV Infection and AIDS in Prisons’, Svetlana developed programs to train prison staff in rendering medical aid to HIV positive inmates. She has also co-ordinated harm reduction programs (including needle exchange) in prisons and activities regarding the rights of HIV infected prisoners and people addicted to drugs. Harm reduction training for employees of non-government organisations also comprises a key component of her work. She has a number of postgraduate qualifications from the State Medical University, Moldova and speaks Russian, Romanian and English.

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Navaraj Dhakal


Email: nava.dhakal@gmail.com

Navaraj Dhakal is a former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in Kathmandu. As Police Chief in Kathmandu valley he ensured law and order, prevention and detection of crime in its area of responsibility. In addition, he established professional standards to maintain a high level of integrity and ethical conduct. Between 2007-2008, he was Joint Director of the National Police Academy being responsible for supervising its training and development activities, worked as instructor in various security, investigation and police management trainings, ensured the regular review of training curriculum, worked as chief training coordinator for UN pre-deployment trainings, and advised and assisted the Executive Director on various aspects of training and development. He has a Master of Public Administration and has completed a range of international training courses regarding management, training, human rights, human trafficking, and disaster management among others.

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 Firdavs Ruziev


Email: firafar@mail.ru

Firdavs Ruziev is the Chief Inspector of the Republic of Tajikistan’s Drug Control Agency, a position he has held since 2006. He has a degree from the Tajik State Medical University and speaks Tajik, Russian and English. He has experience in the health/medical sector and in relation to licit and illicit drug control strategies. Firdavs is a member of the Tajik government’s Drug Control Agency editorial board.

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 Krisanaphong Poothakool


Email: thongcop@yahoo.co.uk

Pol.Lt.Col. Krisanaphong (Tong) Poothakool has served more than 15 years in Royal Thai Police (RTP). He began his police career at the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) in Bangkok aiming to control and suppress serious crimes throughout the country. While working at CSD, he was chosen to work with senior administrators in Thailand including the Minister for Science, Technology and Environment, Chief of Central Investigation Bureau, Deputy Chief of Metropolitan Police Bureau and Deputy Chief of Central Investigation Bureau. In 2004, Tong took a break from his police career to study a Ph.D.in the UK. When he returned to the Royal Thai Police in 2009, he was nominated as the Secretary Assistant of Deputy Police Commissioner.

Since 2011, Tong has held the position of lecturer at the Royal Thai Police Cadet Academy. Tong’s qualifications include Master and Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Aberdeen (UK), as well as a Master and Ph.D. from Mahidol University (Thailand), and Bachelor of Laws. Tong’s research interests are police reform in Thailand; juvenile delinquency, crimes; criminal justice system; criminology.

Tong is the President of Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration Program at Rangsit University, Thailand. He often gives lectures to groups such as police cadets, law enforcement officers, senior administrators and government officials. Tong is often asked to speak to the media about criminological perspectives towards criminal activities and crime prevention.

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Abdallah Said Kirungu is an Inspector with the Tanzanian Police Force. He has a Bachelor of Public Administration (2009) from Mzumbe University, Tanzania, and a Master of Arts – specialising in International Relations – (2013) from Dodoma University, Tanzania. Currently, his work focus is related to Community Oriented Policing and Conflict Resolution. Inspector Kirungu became involved in harm reduction in 2011 when he joined with staff from the Muhimbili National Hospital and Allied Science (MUHAS) and conducted two months of observational study at hotspots for drug users and commercial sex workers. This experience brought the realisation that law enforcers have an important role to play in harm reduction. Inspector Kirungu became the first inspector of police in Tanzania to declare that police must do something to help these vulnerable groups because this is a social health problem.

Inspector Kirungu has attended and delivered plenary presentations a number of international forums on harm reduction, including International Conference on Harm Reduction held in Vilnius, June 2013, and the International Conference on Drug Policy and Policing held November 14-15, 2013 Frankfurt, Germany.

In 2013, Inspector Kirungu facilitated a number of training sessions for police about harm reduction with the support of Medicines du Monde. The success of these collaborations has garnered support for the implementation of harm reduction training within the Tanzania Police Force Academy for police recruits commencing in 2014.

Tanzania CFPZephania L. Mushumbusi

Retired Assistant Commissioner of Police


Email: luttazephania@yahoo.com

Mobile phone: +255767239463, +2557555530

My name is Zephania L. Mushumbusi, a retired Assistant Commissioner of police. I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist and holds the MSc Clinical Psychology degree (from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2012). I also hold a Bachelor degree in Counseling (from Tumaini University College, Iringa Compass, Tanzania, 2008). Other professional qualifications include Diploma in Community Health (from AMREF training center, Nairobi, Kenya, 1992) and a Diploma in Clinical Medicine (from Machame Medical Training Center, Moshi, Tanzania, 1977).

Work Experience

I have a more than seven years working experience in counseling and psychotherapy. I worked with the Tanzania Police Force as a counselor and psychotherapist from 2008 to 2014 when I retired at compulsory age of 60. During the stated period I was involved in provision of counseling services to HIV/AIDS clients, drug abuse/alcohol abuse clients and other clients with various psychological disorders.

The great thing I achieved in Tanzania Police Force is the establishment of a sustainable counseling program that has been a blessing to many officers. Before joining Ministry of Home Affairs in 1988, I worked for ten years with the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs as a clinician, doing curative and preventive medicine.

Harm reduction experience

In 2014, Mr Abdalah Kirungu and I, in collaboration with Medicine Du Monde, Tanzania we conducted five day training to police officers at Moshi Police Academy, Tanzania on drug abuse, HIV/AIDS harm reduction. In 2014 and 2015, I attended a level one and two training on harm reduction for medical staffs conducted by Medicine Du Monde, Tanzania.

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 Le Hong Hai


Email: honghai23@yahoo.com

Since 2000, Le Hong Hai has worked as a lecturer in the Law Faculty of the Vietnamese People’s Police Academy with a focus on Civil Law. He has been conducting law research and training of police officers for more than ten years, exploring criminal justice and gaining insights into current challenges and threats posed by crime. Vietnam faces a number of challenges, especially in criminal legislation, law enforcement, legal assistance and the police officer’s ability.

Since April 2010 to 2013, Le Hong Hai transferred to the international co-operation section of The Vietnamese People’s Police Academy, eventually becoming Head of the section. His role included developing professional teachers and training police cadets to be the professional police officer who can meet the international requirement in the field of crime prevention and suppression. Acts as the head of international co-operation section. This work included co-ordinating with various police training institution of other countries and building good relations in exchanging police training expertise and police cadet exchange programs.

Other projects include: project for strengthening the traffic police in various police institution of Vietnam by JICA, the project for human rights and criminal investigations by UK embassy and developing harm reduction training for police cadets. Mr Le Hong Hai is currently working as Deputy Director of the Scientific Information of Crime Centre, People’s Police Academy, Hanoi.

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Lam Tien Dung


Email: lamdung_jds2008@yahoo.com

Lam Tien Dung is a senior lecturer of the People’s Police Academy, Vietnam with more than 17 years of experience in teaching at the People’s Police Academy. As an educational institution, the role of the People’s Police Academy is to provide excellent quality, evidence-based education to police – in both recruit and in-service training phases. Mr Dung has participated in a number of study tours and international conferences to improve the police role in the HIV response in Vietnam.

 WamalaWamala Twaibu


Email: uhrnetwork@gmail.com


Wamala Twaibu is the Executive Director of the Uganda Harm Reduction Network (UHRN), a Network that advocates for rights of drug users in Uganda, and a former Detective Inspector of Police. Wamala also represents the African Region on the Global Citizen Initiative (TCGI).

He holds a Master’s Degree in Refugee and Migration Studies, a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, a Diploma in Law, and a Certificate in Human Rights and Good Governance, a Certificate in International Humanitarian Law and Law of Armed Conflicts, a Certificate in Interfaith Conflict  Resolution, a Certificate in Peace Keeping and International Conflict Resolution, a Certificate in Conflict Analysis, a Certificate in Public Administration and Management, a Certificate in Business Administration and Management, and a Certificate in Public Health.

Wamala sits on the Global Fund Core Team co-ordinated by MARPS Network in Uganda, and on the National Technical Team for Key Populations representing people who use drugs, hosted by Ministry of Health in Uganda. He  represents People Who Use Drugs on the African Key Population expert working group hosted by UNDP African Regional office and is a founder member of the East African Harm Reduction Network.

Pavlo Skala

Pavlo Skala


Email: skala@aidsalliance.org.ua

Pavlo Skala, Acting Associated Director on Policy and Communication in the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine. Former Major of Police. 12 years of police service experience and Law Enforcement,  9 years of experience in HIV prevention/Harm Reduction.

 Pavlo is working with policy and advocacy issues related to implementation of HIV-prevention programs among IDUs, FSWs and MSMs covered  more than 250 000 clients in Ukraine and supported by the Global Fund Programs  in Rounds 1, 6 and 10.

As a professional lawyer he defended and represented interests of his organization and particular victims in Ukrainian courts. He has direct relation to numerous cases of National HIV and Drug legislation revisions, research analysis and publications.

 Pavlo organized and conducted dozens of national and regional conferences, trainings and workshops on advocacy and human rights protection in HIV area  for Police Officers, Prosecutors and Lawyers. He participated as a speaker and facilitator in numerous regional and international AIDS and Harm Reduction conferences.



Zimba Isaac


Email: chikwandaisaac@yahoo.com

Assistant Superintendent Zimba Isaac has been involved in HIV/AIDS, Gender, crime prevention and Wellness programs at a full time basis. From 2003 he served as HIV/AIDS and Wellness Provincial Coordinator on the Copperbelt Province and was later in the year 2012 promoted to become the National HIV/AIDS and Wellness Coordinator for the Zambia Police Service. As HIV/AIDS and Wellness Coordinator, has since managed to establish HIV/AIDS and Wellness structures at National, Provincial and District levels for coordination purposes. He has further trained more than 10,000 Police officers, their spouses and the youths; formed HIV/AIDS Support groups across the country for both the People Living with HIV (PLWHIV) and general community support group. He is one of the key persons in crafting the Gender and Sexuality in HIV/AIDS (GESHA) training manual for the Zambia Police and the HIV/AIDS Wellness policy for the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Republic of Zambia.

Before being appointed as HIV/AIDS and Wellness Coordinator, A/Supt. Zimba served as District Coordinator for Victim Support Unit supporting with a core responsibility of serving victims of gender based crimes and the less privileged. Prior to serving as District Victim Support Unit Coordinator, A/Supt. Zimba was managing Crime Prevention Programs for the Police on the Copperbelt province of the Republic of Zambia and managed to establish Community Crime Prevention Units across the Copperbelt province.

A/Supt Zimba has also committed his work to ensuring that HIV has minimal impact on those most at risk and the broader community and manages to interact with inmates, sex workers, and the aged, the disabled, retirees, Youths and the adolescents.

He further coordinates commemorations of International and National HIV/AIDS days across the country in the Zambia Police Service.

Crispen Marara

Crispen Marara


Email: mararakiri@gmail.com

Crispen Marara is a Police Inspector in the Zimbabwe Republic Police Medical Services, General Headquarters in Harare. He is a Public Health Nurse who has a passion for solving HIV issues. He worked with the Ministry of Health HIV Care and Treatment from September 2000 before joining Zimbabwe Republic Police in June 2005.

He joined Zimbabwe Republic Police as a Junior Nurse and has studied several Post Basic Courses including Midwifery, Advanced HIV Management, and Public Health and Community Nursing.

Crispen has worked with various Non Governmental Organisations including Africaid{[Zvandiri}, Diziro Orphage and the National AIDS Council. He volunteers in the community during his spare time giving health education talks on HIV prevention, harm reduction and helping communities form support groups.