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Fellows with Interest or Expertise in: Human Rights

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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Laila Zulema García Ulloa

Pediatrician
Chiapas, Mexico

Mexico

Laila Zulema García Ulloa is working as a pediatrician in rural Chiapas with Partners in Health Mexico. Since she first arrived in 2015, she was convinced that this was the kind of work she wanted for her life. She was born in a big city in the north of Mexico and since she was a child, being the daughter of a mother and father who were doctors, she realized that some people did not have the same access to health services or the same quality of care...

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Felicia Mburu

Disability Rights Activist
Nairobi

Kenya

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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Shatyam Issur

Human Rights Advocate
Vacoas-Phoenix

Mauritius

Shatyam Issur is a human rights advocate whose career focuses on harm reduction, social and mental well-being, and HIV prevention and treatment for key populations, including people who use/inject drugs, sex workers, LGBTQIA+ community, and people living with HIV. Currently, Shatyam is the director of the Collectif Urgence Toxida, a local NGO that provides harm reduction services to people who use drugs...

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Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman

Broadcast Journalist and News Anchor
Accra

Ghana

Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman is a Pulitzer Center grantee and a multiple award-winning broadcast journalist and news anchor working for EIB Network in Ghana. He is a regular contributor on the US Public Radio program, "The World,'' as a freelance journalist reporting on health inequities, social justice and sustainable development...

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Christy Adeola Braham

Researcher & Activist
Brussels

Belgium

Christy Adeola Braham is a researcher and activist working at the intersection of health, labor and migration. She serves as workers' health coordinator at Women in Informal Employment - Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), a global research-policy-action network dedicated to improving working conditions for the working poor within the informal economy...

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Rana Al-Qawsmi

Nutritionist and Public Health Specialist
Jerusalem

Palestine

Rana al Qawasmi is a Palestinian nutritionist, public health specialist, and Hubert Humphrey alumna for Public Health Policies and Management. She works as a health systems strengthening consultant for the Stability, Services and Reform Program by DFID. In her role Rana works on strengthening and developing healthcare status and services for Palestinians through policies, despite political and social barriers...

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Oscar Ramírez

Industrial Engineer
Lima

Peru

Oscar Ramírez is an industrial engineer dedicated to the management of social projects, with an emphasis on community health. His work centers on issues of tuberculosis, HIV, maternal and child health, and social protection. He is part of the organization Partners In Health and is currently a coordinator of a multi-country project in Latin America and the Caribbean whose main objective is to strengthen civil society in the comprehensive response against tuberculosis, with a focus on human rights, gender equality and the most vulnerable populations.

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Naglaa Fathy Lithy

Gynecologist & Sexual and Reproductive Health Consultant
Giza

Egypt

Dr. Naglaa Fathy Lithy is a Senior Program Specialist at the Center for Development Services, an entrepreneurial business venture that works toward building vibrant societies and prosperous economies wherever it operates. She is a gynecologist, sexual and reproductive health consultant, and the founder of Games for Goals initiative that aims to raise awareness about Sustainable Development Goals in marginalized areas using innovative tools like board games...

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­­­Pratiksha Dhungana

Dental Surgeon
Lalitpur

Nepal

Dr. Pratiksha Dhungana is a dental surgeon with Nyaya Health Nepal, a non-profit organization based in Nepal. In her current role, she ensures that vulnerable populations in rural Nepal receive dignified and evidence-based care. She is raising awareness and delivering evidence-based integrated oral, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and nutritional interventions in rural Nepal, working with community health workers...

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