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Fellows Living in: East Africa

Zaki Abate

Physician & Technical Advisor
Addis Ababa

Ethiopia

Dr. Zaki Abate is a physician and digital health strategist currently providing subject matter expertise to USAID-funded Digital Health Activity in Ethiopia, guiding the rollout of digital systems focused on emergency response and improving access to quality care. He is also a clinical advisor at HISP Ethiopia, part of the global Health Information Systems Programme Community...

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Melikte Paulos Weldetensaye

Non-profit Leader
Addis Ababa

Ethiopia

Melikte Paulos Weldetensaye is the founder and executive director of ZuZu for health and education, a non-profit organization based in Ethiopia, which aims to provide free mental health resources and promote inclusive education. In this role, she designs various projects and teaching manuals that promote mental health for women and youth, as well as audio educational materials for blind and visually impaired students...

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Felicia Mburu

Disability Rights Activist
Nairobi

Kenya

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Felicia Mburu holds a masters in international human rights law from American University, Washington College of Law. Felicia is interested in pursuing the rights of persons with disabilities to live and be included in the community on an equal basis with others. In the past, Felicia has worked with various civil societies in Kenya, Latvia, Hungary, the United States and across Africa on intersectional matters of gender and disability justice...

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Belaynew Adugna Endeshaw

Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Bahir Dar

Ethiopia

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Belaynew Adugna is a lecturer and pioneer of the undergraduate physiotherapy program at Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. He is the owner of Bahir Dar Physiotherapy Specialty Clinic — the only private physiotherapy clinic in the region — and the founder of One Love Day Service Center, a non-profit therapeutic center for profoundly disabled children...

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­­­Marx Itabelo Lwabanya

Hospital Medical Director
Nundu

Democratic Republic of Congo

Dr. Marx Itabelo Lwabanya is the Medical Director at Nundu Deaconess Hospital and the Executive Director & Co-founder of JALI AFYA, a non-profit in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Marx is passionate about empowering healthcare workers to address mental health and trauma to provide holistic care for patients...

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­­­Mildred Adhiambo Omino

Disability Justice Advocate & Administrator
Nairobi

Kenya

Mildred Adhiambo Omino is the Disability Liaison Officer at the University of Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya. Inspired by her lived realities as a woman with a disability coupled with several years of professional experience, Mildred works extensively to advocate for sexual and reproductive health rights of girls and women with disabilities through self and collective advocacy...

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Rose Mary Nakame

Non-profit Leader & Nurse
Kampala

Uganda



Rose Mary Nakame is an health equity optimist.

She founded and has served as the first Executive director of REMI East Africa, an organization that utilizes story telling to address rural health inequities...

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­­­Maureen Milanga

Director International Policy and Advocacy
Nairobi

Kenya

Maureen Milanga is the Director of International Policy and Advocacy at Health Global Access Project (Health GAP) where works across sub-Saharan countries to campaign for increased access to HIV treatment, change outdated HIV treatment policies, mobilize civil society to demand better science, increase meaningful civil society engagement and support the enhancement of key population service delivery by governments and donors...

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­­­Syed Mustafa H. Nadir

Chief Executive Officer & Communications Strategist
Nairobi

Kenya

Syed Mustafa Nadir is the founder of Creative Frontiers and its subsidiaries Frontiers Animation and Frontiers Learning. Mustafa specializes in using media and animation for behavior change and is working on COVID related communications challenges with Stanford University, Last Mile Health, ASU, The World Bank, Brookings Institute, UNC and others...

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Mary Ajwang

Public Health Specialist
Kampala

Uganda

Mary Ajwang is a public health professional with 10+ years of experience in clinical and community program management in developing country contexts. She has a track record of successfully engaging and leveraging on networks with national multi-sectoral bodies, sub-national level partners (community-based organizations and civil society organizations) and international agencies (USAID, DFID, European Union, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) to effectively deliver local targeted reproductive, maternal, newborn, adolescent, and child health, as well as gender, HIV, TB and malaria programs to key and high-risk populations...

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