Najoua Mlika-Cabanne, MD PhD
Najoua Mlika-Cabanne was born in Tunisia and graduated from the Sousse Medical Faculty in 1982. Latterly she was the deputy head of the Guidelines Department at the Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS, French National Authority for Health), where she was in charge of various aspects of the development of clinical practice guidelines for over 10 years. From 2000, Najoua was increasingly involved in national and international partnerships. She was on the committee for the assessment of national registers at the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance (InVS), she was the mandated HAS representative for several collaborative international projects (for example, CoCanCPG), and was an active member of the International Review Panel of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQUA), the ADAPTE collaboration, and G-I-N.
Najoua was elected to the G-I-N Board in 2003 and was co-chair of the International Working Group on Evidence Tables. She was also a co-editor of enGINe, the G-I-N newsletter. When Najoua left the Board in 2010, she became a G-I-N Patron. Najoua died on 7 November 2011.