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Project Advisory Board

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng

TlalengDr Mofokeng was appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health in July 2020. She obtained her medical degree (MBChB) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban and runs a women’s health clinic, DISA, in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has extensive experience in advocating for universal health access, and sexual and reproductive rights and health for women and children, and was formerly the Commissioner at the Commission for Gender Equality in South Africa and advisor to the Technical Committee for the National Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Framework Strategy in South Africa. She is particularly interested in public health policy, advocacy, global health politics and health content production. She sits on a Global Advisory Board for Sexual Health and Wellbeing (GAB-SHW), Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) and her expertise will be a tremendous asset to the project.

Andrew Mujuni Mwenda

AndrewAndrew is the Founder and Managing Editor of The Independent, Uganda’s premier current affairs news magazine. As a journalist and academic, he has written extensively on post colonialism in Africa especially through the impact of foreign aid. Andrew was formerly the political editor of Ugandan newspaper The Daily Monitor and the presenter of Andrew Mwenda Live on KFM Radio in in Kampala, Uganda. His extensive academic and journalistic experience will firmly complement the project’s aims.

Dr Jacqueline W. Kitulu

JacquelineJacqueline is a General Medical Practitioner based in Kenya and the Director of PATH Kenya (a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges). She has sat on a number of prestigious committees and medical boards and was formerly the President of Kenya Medical Association. Given her experience across several areas pertaining to health regulation and the promotion of health equity in Kenya, she strongly supports the projects and its objectives.

Professor Nicki Tiffin

NickiNicki is a Professor at the South African National Bioinformatics Institute at the University of Cape Town. She has a Masters in Public Health (Epidemiology) and a PhD in Molecular Oncology, has been working in academia on a range of diverse health projects since for over 20 years, and currently sits on a number of health committees and is a member of numerous medical organisations. Nicki has collaborated on projects in the past that specifically looked at mHealth apps and data governance and migration issues, so the aims of this project align very well with her research interests.

James N. Kasigwa

JamesJames is the Director for Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) Regulation & Biosafety at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Government of Uganda, and is the current Chair for the African Union 3rd Specialised Technical Committee on Education, Science and Technology. His focus is on leveraging technology and innovation for strategic competitiveness and sustainable development and overseeing the integration of quality standards in regulatory frameworks in STI in public and private sectors. James’ experience and interests in the field of science, technology and innovation regulation supports the ambitions of the project.

Dr Jesse B. Bump

JesseJesse is the Executive Director of the Takemi Program in International Health, Lecturer on Global Health Policy in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a Member of the Bergen Center for Ethics and Priority Setting at the University of Bergen. Jesse obtained a PhD in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology from Johns Hopkins University, and holds a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University.
His expertise will be invaluable in advancing the project’s aims.

Professor Vanessa Munro

VanessaVanessa is a Professor at the University of Warwick and has a LLB and PhD from the University of Glasgow. She has conducted extensive research with colleagues into law and policy responses to sexual violence, and with a prominent interest in juror and lay participants. She has worked closely with third sector NGOs and policy-makers to amplify the social impact of her award winning research. Her expertise will be an enormous asset to the project.