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...
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...
Disability Rights Activist
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...
Dr. Maymunah Yusuf Kadiri, popularly referred as the "Celebrity Shrink" is a multiple award-winning mental health physician, advocate and coach who is passionate about people’s mental wellness and provides workable tools to ensure that. Maymunah is a leading voice in Nigeria on mental health and wellness and has almost 20 years of experience as a practicing physician...
Environmental Health Specialist
Dr. Geminn Louis Apostol is a physician, educator, and researcher specializing in environmental public health, climate-resilient health systems, and socio-ecological determinants of health. He currently serves as a scientist for the Philippine Inter-Agency Committee on Environmental Health (IACEH) where he helps convene government, academia, civil society and the private sector towards generating evidence, developing policies, and operationalizing programs for environmental protection and public health promotion...
Hospital Medical Director
Democratic Republic of Congo
Dr. Marx Itabelo Lwabanya is the Medical Director at Nundu Deaconess Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His research focuses on improving maternal and newborn health in limited resource settings. In 2017, he won the Brown Master’s Award for Professional Excellence for his effort to improve neonatal care by developing an online training for neonatal care nurses and establishing a peer-mentoring program for at-risk mothers at the Van Norman Clinic in Bujumbura...
Public Health Dentist & Associate Professor
Dr. Scott Howell is an Associate Professor and Director of Public Health Dentistry & Teledentistry at A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH) and a clinical advisor for MouthWatch. His experiences with unique models of care prior to dental school in Michigan, during dental school, and then in his hospital residency at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, cultivated his passion for the development and implementation of non-traditional healthcare delivery models to decrease/eliminate barriers to care...
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Pedro Delgado, Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), has a unique ability to work across cultures, languages and systems. Based in the UK, he has been a driving force in IHI’s global strategy and results.
From work on reducing C-sections and healthcare-acquired infections in Brazil and several Latin American countries, to improving early years education in Chile, Pedro has led the key senior relationships and design and implementation of large-scale health system improvement efforts and networks globally...
Public Health Physician
White Nile State
Dr. Sara Lavinia Brair is a medical doctor from Sudan. She works at the Ministry of Health as a public health physician and is the Director General for the White Nile State, where she is working to reform the healthcare system. She focuses on strengthening primary health care through addressing social inequalities that affect access to health care in rural areas and refugee camps...
Public Health Physician
Dr. Bram Wispelwey is an Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and Senior Technical Lead at Partners In Health United States. Bram is Co-founder and Chief Strategist of Health for Palestine, a community organizing initiative in Palestinian refugee camps that seeks to maximize wellness and address health barriers via social accompaniment and creative integration with existing facilities...