WLGH Conference 2020


Ayoade Alakija

Former Chief Humanitarian Coordinator, Nigeria

Moses Alobo

Programme Manager, Grand Challenges Africa

Rohini Anand

Principal, Rohini Anand LLC

Gracy Andrew

Vice President, CorStone

Michele Barry

Founder, WomenLift Health; Senior Associate Dean and Director, Stanford Global Health

Amie Batson

Executive Director, WomenLift Health

Joan Benson

Executive Director, Public Health Partnerships, Global Vaccines Public Policy, MSD

Joannie Bewa

Family Medicine Physician & Research Associate, University of South Florida College of Public Health; Board Chair, Women in Global Health

Anita Bhatia

Assistant Secretary-General for Resource Management, UN System Coordination, Sustainability and Partnerships; Deputy Executive Director, UN Women

Anubha Bhonsle

Editor, NewsWorthy

Winnie Byanyima

Executive Director, UNAIDS

Prabha Chandra

Professor of Psychiatry, The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore

Aya Chebbi

African Union Special Envoy on Youth

Rumbidzai Chisenga

Director of Leadership Programs at the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development

Alex Coutinho

Chair of the Board, International Partnership for Microbicides

Suraya Dalil

Director, Special Programme on Primary Health Care, World Health Organization

Jaha Dukureh

CEO and Founder, Safe Hands for Girls

Award-winning TV Journalist; Washington Post Columnist

Carissa F. Etienne

Director, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)

Pam Factor-Litvak

Professor of Epidemiology, Vice Chair for Research of the Department of Epidemiology and Associate Dean for Research Resources at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Jeremy Farrar

Director, Wellcome Trust

Senait Fisseha

Director of Global Programs, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation

Her Excellency Monica Geingos

First Lady, Republic of Namibia

Githinji Gitahi

Global Chief Executive Officer, Amref Health Africa

The Hon. Julia Gillard AC

27th Prime Minister of Australia and Chair of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership

Temie Giwa-Tubosun

Founder and CEO, LifeBank Nigeria

Renzo Guinto

Chief Planetary Doctor, PH Lab

Geeta Rao Gupta

Senior Advisor, 3D Program for Girls and Women; Global Advisory Board Chair, WomenLift Health

Sarah Hawkes

Director of the Centre for Gender and Global Health at University College London

Preethi Herman

Global Executive Director, Change.org Foundation

Munizae Jahangir

Journalist & Editor in Chief, Voicepk.net Pakistan’s First Digital Media Platform for Human Rights

Hon. Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah

Minister of Health, Republic of Liberia

King Kaka

Rapper and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Activist

Daanika Kamal

Founder, The Colour Blue

Shobana Kamineni

Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals

Gagandeep Kang

Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, CMC Vellore

Associate Scientific Director CAPRISA & Professor in Clinical Epidemiology, Columbia University

Tom Kariuki

Director of Programmes/AESA Platform, The African Academy of Sciences

Priya Karna

Technical Officer – Reproductive Health, World Health Organization, India

Sapna Kedia

Technical Specialist, International Center for Research on Women, Asia

Barbara Kemigisa

Motivational Speaker and Activist; Founder, Pill Power Uganda

Sara Saeed Khurram

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sehat Kahani

Tracy Kobukindo

Technical Coordinator (East & Southern Africa), Community Health Academy, Last Mile Health

Catherine Kyobutungi

Executive Director, African Population & Health Research Center (APHRC)

Anu Kumar

President and CEO, Ipas

Heidi Larson

Professor of Anthropology and Director, The Vaccine Confidence Project, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Nisia Trindade Lima

President, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation

Jaya Luintel

President & CEO, The Story Kitchen

Vinoj Manning

CEO, Ipas Development Foundation

Pat Milligan

CEO, EDGE Americas

Nerges Mistry

Director, The Foundation for Medical Research

Matshidiso Moeti

Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization

Tlaleng Mofokeng

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health; Commissioner at the Commission for Gender Equality

Amina J. Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations

Sazini Mojapelo

Managing Executive, Corporate Citizenship, Absa Group

PhD Student, KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP)

Kiki Mordi

Journalist and Filmmaker

United Nations High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment & Economic Growth

Cathy Mwangi

Founder & CEO, mHealth Kenya

Bonita Beatrice Nanziri

Founder, AfriGal Tech

Christine Ngaruiya

Assistant Professor, Section of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

Special Assistant of Pakistan’s Prime Minister; Federal Minister, Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Ministry; Chairperson BISP

Nneile Nkholise

Co-Founder, iMed Tech

Alesandra Ogeta

Director of Programs, Jinsiangu

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Board Chair – Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, WHO & AU Special Envoy on COVID-19 & Former Finance Minister, Nigeria

Adelle Onyango

Founder, Adelle Onyango Initiative

Nandini Oomman

Global Health & Development Specialist and Founding Curator & CEO, The Women’s Storytelling Salon

Madhukar Pai

Canada Research Chair, Epidemiology & Global Health, McGill University; Director, McGill Global Health Programs & International TB Centre

Nathalie Pambrun

President of the Canadian Association of Midwives, Indigenous Registered Midwife

Claude Pirmez

Program Manager, Grand Challenges Brazil

Nazla Rafeeg

Head of Communicable Disease Control, Health Protection Agency, Maldives

Sally Saba

Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, Medtronic

Shanta Laxmi Shrestha

Immediate Past President, Beyond Beijing Committee (BBC) Nepal

Karlee Silver

Co-CEO, Grand Challenges Canada

Poonam Khetrapal Singh

Regional Director for South-East Asia, World Health Organization

Hannan Sulieman

Deputy Executive Director, Management, UNICEF

Soumya Swaminathan

Chief Scientist, World Health Organization

Renu Swarup

Secretary, Department of Biotechnology Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India

Kedest Tesfagiorgis

Deputy Director, Global Partnerships & Grand Challenges, Discovery & Translational Sciences, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Redi Tlhabi

Journalist and Award-winning Author

Zain Verjee

Founder and CEO, Zain Verjee Group

Ravi Verma

Regional Director, International Center for Research on Women

Jane Wanyama

Chief Executive Officer, Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu Cluster

Clare Wenham

Assistant Professor, London School of Economics & Political Science

Nekesa Were

Director of Strategy, AfriLabs

Lucy Lu Wilson

Gender and Inclusion Lead and Programme Development and Funding Officer, Teach A Man To Fish; Project Leader, Hablemos Ingles

Anita Zaidi

Director of Vaccine Development and Surveillance, and Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Umba Zalira

Co-founder, Growing Ambitions