Plenary Speakers

Ms Rosemary W. Mburu, MPH

Executive Director for WACI Health

Rosemary W. Mburu, MPH (@rosemarymburu, @WACI_Tweets) has been a champion for healthy communities for over fifteen years and currently serves as the Executive Director for WACI Health. Mburu is a civil society leader in Africa and has extensively worked on supporting civil society to engage with decision makers at community, national, regional and global levels. She is a civil society organizer working on building and strengthening civil society networks and platforms on health-related advocacy and campaigning in Africa. Her contribution in building spaces that facilitate Africa civil society’s engagement and participation in Global Health include, the Civil Society Platform on Health in Africa (CiSPHA), Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) Africa Hub, and Africa Free of New HIV Infections (AfNHi).

In her day-to-day work, Ms Mburu works to create political will towards improved health outcomes for all in Africa by engaging with governments, key multilateral and bilateral institutions such as World Health Organization, the Global Fund, the Stop TB Partnership, and the World Bank. Mburu has served on various global health institution’s governing structures including the UHC2030 Steering Committee and UNITAID Communities Advisory Group.

Ms. Mburu Holds a Masters in Public Health from Ohio University, a Masters in Business Administration from Frostburg State University, Maryland, and a Bachelor of Education from Kenyatta University, Kenya.