Mentees

Meet the Mentees who are taking part in the HSG Women Mentorship program

Mirembe Rachel Faith

Mirembe Rachel Faith

Makerere University Kampala

Nahitun Naher

Nahitun Naher

BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University

Jhoanna Rose Velasquez

Jhoanna Rose Velasquez

University of the Philippines Manila

Afrah Omer

Afrah Omer

Project Coordinator, Addis Ababa University

Lan Tran Mai

Lan Tran Mai

FHI360, Hanoi

Pamela Ogbozor

Pamela Ogbozor

Health Policy Research Group (UNEC), University of Nigeria; Enugu State University of Science and Technology

Uchenna Ezenwaka

Uchenna Ezenwaka

Health Policy Research Group (HPRG), University of Nigeria Enugu Campus

Bincy Mathew

Bincy Mathew

George Institute for Global Health

Mercy Kadzo Mwadhi

Mercy Kadzo Mwadhi

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP Nairobi)

Luice Munyazi Luhumyo

Luice Munyazi Luhumyo

Uasin Gishu County, Department of Health

Ingrid Minotta

Ingrid Minotta

University of Valle

Mirriam Mkhize

Mirriam Mkhize

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Rose Clarke Nanyonga

Rose Clarke Nanyonga

Clarke International University

Nuzulul Putri

Nuzulul Putri

Universitas Airlangga

Meggie Mwoka

Meggie Mwoka

APHRC

Adanma Ekenna

Adanma Ekenna

University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu

Namanou Ines Emma Woks

Namanou Ines Emma Woks

Yaounde Gyneco-Obstetric and Pediatric Hospital, Ministry of Public Health, Cameroon

Ana Lucia Pontes

Ana Lucia Pontes

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation

Paulina Belen Rios Quituizaca

Paulina Belen Rios Quituizaca

Central University of Ecuador, University of Sao Paulo RP/USP

Amanda Banda

Amanda Banda

Wemos

Elizabeth Katunga

Elizabeth Katunga

Ministry of Health of Malawi

Gifty Sunkwa-Mills

Gifty Sunkwa-Mills

Department of Microbiology, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, University of Copenhagen (Ph.D. student, Public Health)

Mirembe Rachel Faith

Mirembe Rachel Faith

Makerere University Kampala

"I was humbled by the opportunity given to be part of this global programme. This is a great step towards my career growth as a woman in the field of global health systems. Secondly, I was encouraged by the enthusiasm and commitment expressed by my mentor and this gave me the zeal to work till the end."

Nahitun Naher

Nahitun Naher

BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University

"I was very excited to get this unique opportunity. It has been a great learning experience and an opportunity to grow professionally."

Jhoanna Rose Velasquez

Jhoanna Rose Velasquez

University of the Philippines Manila

"It was deeply motivating to be able to meet someone who is willing to invest their time and knowledge in you and your work."

Afrah Omer

Afrah Omer

Project Coordinator, Addis Ababa University

"What excited me the most during this mentorship program was waiting for the weekly Skype call with my mentor knowing that I am going to learn something new, which adds to my experience."

Lan Tran Mai

Lan Tran Mai

FHI360, Hanoi

Lan Tran Mai is a Mentee taking part in the Women Mentorship program.

Pamela Ogbozor

Pamela Ogbozor

Health Policy Research Group (UNEC), University of Nigeria; Enugu State University of Science and Technology

"I felt privileged to be mentored by experienced health researchers and authors, an opportunity to develop good writing skills and understand the process of developing a high-quality manuscript for a peer-reviewed journal as a lead author which I have always desired."

Uchenna Ezenwaka

Uchenna Ezenwaka

Health Policy Research Group (HPRG), University of Nigeria Enugu Campus

"The experience has been a fantastic journey. In a world where seemingly every information can be Google, some knowledge skills can only be acquired through experience. The mentorship program is the best example of that!"

Bincy Mathew

Bincy Mathew

George Institute for Global Health

Bincy Mathew is a Mentee taking part in the Women Mentorship program.

Mercy Kadzo Mwadhi

Mercy Kadzo Mwadhi

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP Nairobi)

"The most exciting experience from the mentorship program was when my mentor and I connected and started the process of developing the manuscript."

Luice Munyazi Luhumyo

Luice Munyazi Luhumyo

Uasin Gishu County, Department of Health

"Interaction with my mentor was very informative. It greatly assisted me in critical thinking and looking at issues in certain perspectives."

Ingrid Minotta

Ingrid Minotta

University of Valle

"There are many things that excite me about this experience, the main being able to fulfill the objective of developing the manuscript, followed by believing in the skills I have to be an author and the beginning of training in this area."

Mirriam Mkhize

Mirriam Mkhize

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

"This program gave me the unique opportunity to work with distinguished mentors in the field and develop a paper for the first time."

Rose Clarke Nanyonga

Rose Clarke Nanyonga

Clarke International University

"It is amazing what one can accomplish with the right mentor and encouragement. I was also excited to be mentored by a fellow African Scholar. I think that goes a long way in building capacity and credibility."

Nuzulul Putri

Nuzulul Putri

Universitas Airlangga

"The most exciting thing from this experience is working with a very great mentor, who I never knew before but was really concerned with my progress."

Meggie Mwoka

Meggie Mwoka

APHRC

"The ability to be able to be mentored, and to receive advice from an expert on publishing and what makes a research paper high quality. This was valuable to me as an early career health policy and systems researcher, especially from LMICs where it can be difficult to find senior researchers working in this field."

Adanma Ekenna

Adanma Ekenna

University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu

"The most exciting experience was being selected! It made me feel my research article had some impactful relevance. The choice of the mentor made it all the more interesting because she was able to get me to view our work from a global perspective. I had the opportunity to compare standards in a high impact journal."

Namanou Ines Emma Woks

Namanou Ines Emma Woks

Yaounde Gyneco-Obstetric and Pediatric Hospital, Ministry of Public Health, Cameroon

"My most exciting experience was the coaching relationship nurtured with senior professionals to equip me in scientific writing and quality of healthcare, areas of interest where I don’t have formal training yet."

Ana Lucia Pontes

Ana Lucia Pontes

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation

"To be part of a project that empowers women in science is very exciting! It was a great surprise to have the opportunity to dialogue with and learn from a senior women researcher."

Paulina Belen Rios Quituizaca

Paulina Belen Rios Quituizaca

Central University of Ecuador, University of Sao Paulo RP/USP

"The most exciting part of the experience was being able to lead for the first time the writing of a scientific article that could transcend in the public policies of my country, accompanied by an experienced researcher, who went through similar problems, overcoming challenges on the way, an experience that left valuable teachings."

Amanda Banda

Amanda Banda

Wemos

"The most exciting part has been first of all being accepted into the program, but also seeing the evolution of my paper over the past four months from something incomprehensible and not in the right frame and structure to an interesting piece of the manuscript that I am proud of and actually enjoy reading."

Elizabeth Katunga

Elizabeth Katunga

Ministry of Health of Malawi

Elizabeth Katunga is a Mentee taking part in the Women Mentorship program.

Gifty Sunkwa-Mills

Gifty Sunkwa-Mills

Department of Microbiology, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, University of Copenhagen (Ph.D. student, Public Health)

"I counted myself very lucky when I started this journey with my mentor who was very committed and brought in his expertise to help improve my manuscript."