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Fellows with Interest or Expertise in: Journalism and Storytelling

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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Kuhika Seth

Social Scientist
Delhi

India

Researching on health systems for a decade, Kuhika Seth is a social scientist who has worked on sexual and reproductive health of young girls and women. She is currently working at International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), India. In this role, Kuhika works closely with diverse stakeholders from Asia and Africa to build a comprehensive plan using experiential learning and gamification to shift biomedical HIV research trial norms in the favor and for the benefit of the end-users...

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Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman

Broadcast Journalist and News Anchor
Accra

Ghana

Ridwan Karim Dini-Osman is a multiple Pulitzer Center grantee and an award-winning broadcast journalist and news presenter in Ghana. He is a regular contributor on the U.S. public radio program The World as a freelance journalist reporting on science, global health inequities, racism, and sustainable development...

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Akshita Siddula

Community Organizer
Baltimore, Maryland

United States

Akshita Siddula is a community organizer and public health professional based in Baltimore, USA. She is currently serving as the Executive Director of The 6th Branch, a nonprofit organization that transforms vacant lots into productive green spaces such as parks, playgrounds, and urban farms.

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Brenda Hughes

Community Health Engagement
Walterboro, South Carolina

United States

Brenda Hughes is the Manager of Community Engagement for the South Carolina Department of Health. She is responsible for implementing policy, systems and environmental change to advance health equity in rural populations. She serves in a leadership role in multiple coalitions and collaborations across the state to develop community capacity, build sustainable, equitable communities to address the root causes of the social determinants of health...

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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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Bertrand Moses

Psychotherapist and Counselor
Port of Spain

Trinidad and Tobago

Bertrand Moses is the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Specialist at UNICEF for the Eastern Caribbean Area, for 12 countries and territories. In this role, he works to strengthen their MHPSS programmes, policies and strategies for children and youth in the health, education, child protection, social and emergency/disaster sectors...

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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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­­­Monalisa Padhee

Medical Researcher & Menstrual Health Advocate
Harmara

India

Monalisa Padhee is the Program Head of Women Wellness Initiative at Barefoot College International. In her role, she works on delivering health care interventions directed at disrupting the "intergenerational cycle of poor health" in rural girls and women.

She and her team develop interactive curriculum on various women's health topics including menstrual and reproductive health and nutrition that transcends the barrier of literacy...

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­­­Ifeanyi Nsofor

Physician & Health Policy Advocate
Silver Spring, Maryland

United States



Dr. Ifeanyi M. Nsofor is a public health physician, behavioral science researcher and global health equity advocate. With over 120 published articles in outlets like Project Syndicate, Al Jazeera, NPR. He has been interviewed by the New York Times, the Lancet, BBC, Al Jazeera, Forbes etc...

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