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...
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...
Broadcast Journalist and News Anchor
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...
Akshita Siddula is a public health professional based in Baltimore, Maryland. She is currently serving as the Executive Director of The 6th Branch. Previously, she was Managing Director with Right to Health Action (R2HA), a health advocacy group. In this role, she recruited and trained healthcare activists and organizers around the country to push for policies to create a just healthcare system...
Community Health Leader
Walterboro, South Carolina
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...
Non-profit Leader & Nurse
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...
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...
Chief Executive Officer & Communications Strategist
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...
Medical Researcher & Menstrual Health Advocate
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...
Physician & Health Policy Advocate
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...