Retired Director of the Department of Health Ministries
- General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist World Church
Dr. Allan Handysides served the Seventh-day Adventist Church with distinction as Health Ministries Director for 15 years, retiring in 2013. Specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics, he served as a medical missionary in Africa for many years, and his leadership played a seminal role in directing the church’s attention to the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS. He has been very intentional in developing specific programs aimed at the prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases in adults and children. He will speak on some of these issues.