Judy is a registered community health nurse/ midwife and recognized nursing leader in Africa with over 25 years’ experience in clinical nursing and education programs. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton and a master’s degree in Advancing Health Care Practice from the University of Manchester in the UK. She is currently the Africa Representative for Nursing Now, the global campaign to raise the status and profile of nurses and midwives worldwide, the Secretary for AFREhealth which is the convening body for health education and research in Africa, a board member of AfriPEN, the interprofessional collaborative in Africa, and core member of AfroPHC, the continent’s body for Primary Health Care. Judy is the 2019 recipient of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) Global HIV Award. She is currently the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)’s Chair of the Center for Nursing and Midwifery and is based in Kigali,
Sylvia is a quality improvement expert and public health scientist with a background in nursing, quality management and capacity building. She has over four decades experience in quality management, and reforming health care systems and access with a focus on maternal health. She teaches successful short courses on health system strengthening topics in multiple European, Asian, and African countries, including with the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health. She is known for her expertise in curriculum development and use of participatory learning mechanisms. Her research and teaching interests focus on health system strengthening, quality management, and governance. She is the co-founder of Yarrow Global Consulting.
A sociologist by training Norma is a global health consultant with a focus on leadership, project management, and change in health systems in low-income countries. She received her PhD in Sociology and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of the Philippines. Norma teaches at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health and at the Development Academy of the Philippines where she covers Social Determinants of Health. She has extensive experience in intercultural competence training and has worked in dozens of countries around the world.
Lila has an MSc in anthropology with a focus on youth and reproductive health in Brazil. She has over a decade of experience working in public sector design and programming, including for city governments and labor unions. She currently works as an innovation and leadership trainer with a focus on gender. She is the co-founder and CEO of Yarrow Global Consulting.