Rose Mary Nakame has a passion for health equity, women's empowerment, mental health, rural health system strengthening and pandemic/epidemic control. She believes that this all starts from hearing community stories and perspectives which communicate their priorities, successes and the change they desire. Over the years, she has led teams to pioneer grassroots initiatives and collaboratively worked on others in Africa, Europe and the United States.

Rose is the founder and executive director of REMI East Africa and the founding board member and past chair of Irise Institute of East Africa. She also provides consultancy to a number of organizations such as FHI360, CARITAS, CARE International and Save the Children on issues such as vaccine delivery, women's public health and advocacy. Rose holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Manchester, an advanced Nursing Program certificate from University of Applied Sciences, Finland and a Bachelor of science in Nursing from Clarke International University.

Rose is a Global Atlantic Fellow, 2022 Global Heroine of Health awardee by Women in Global Health nominated by Sabin Vaccine Institute, 2020 Bright Ideas awardee awarded by University of Manchester, 2019 Recognizing Excellence Around Champions of Health finalist, 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow, and 2018 recipient of the Wisconsin Idea Award.


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