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...
Director of Healthcare Initiatives for Justice-Involved Populations
Daniel Mistak is acting president and director of Health Care Initiatives for Justice-Involved Populations at Community Oriented Correctional Health Services. Dan connects community systems of care to services provided in jails to improve care on both sides of the wall...
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...
Public Health Epidemiology Researcher
Dr. Nonsikelelo Mathe is a public health epidemiology researcher, whose research focuses on understanding the relationships between lifestyle and risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes. She has worked with different populations globally, including adults in the UK, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Kenya, Indigenous Canadians and women who previously had gestational diabetes in pregnancy, to identify barriers and opportunities for intervention development for improved health outcomes...
Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Belaynew Adugna is a lecturer and pioneer of the undergraduate physiotherapy program at Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. He is the owner of Bahir Dar Physiotherapy Specialty Clinic — the only private physiotherapy clinic in the region — and the founder of One Love Day Service Center, a non-profit therapeutic center for profoundly disabled children...
Labor Researcher & Activist
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...
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...
Nutritionist and Public Health Specialist
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...
Nutritionist & Program Coordinator
Haydeé "Nancy" Rumaldo is a nutritionist and a Project Coordinator at Socios En Salud Sucursal Perú, a subsidiary of Partners In Health, which provides health care to people living in poverty through comprehensive interventions. She has implemented the community accompaniment model for child health projects in urban and rural contexts...