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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 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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Akshita Siddula

Community Organizer
Baltimore, Maryland

United States

Akshita Siddula is a public health professional based in Baltimore, Maryland. She is currently serving as the Managing Director with Right to Health Action (R2HA), a health advocacy group. In this role, she recruits and trains healthcare activists and organizers around the country to push for policies to create a just healthcare system...

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Brenda Hughes

Community Health Leader
Walterboro, South Carolina

United States

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

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Rose Mary Nakame

Non-profit Leader & Nurse
Kampala

Uganda

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...

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Bertrand Moses

Psychotherapist and Counselor
Port of Spain

Trinidad and Tobago

Bertrand Moses is the National Coordinator of Child Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago. In this role, he implements national child protection, development and wellbeing initiatives through programs, strategies and policies such as coordinating the development of the first National Child Policy in the Eastern Caribbean...

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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 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
Abuja

Nigeria

Dr. Ifeanyi M. Nsofor is a public health physician and global health thought leader. He is a leading voice on COVID-19, decolonization of global health, global health equity, global health security, universal health coverage, digital health and health research. Ifeanyi is a graduate of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Nnamdi Azikiwe University School of Medicine...

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