HEAL Spotlight: Meaza Getachew

Name: Meaza Getachew               Originated from: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Global public health areas of expertise: Global nutrition financing, advocacy, and policy Educational background: University of Maryland, College Park (B.A in political science)               Jobs before your current position: RESULTS Educational Fund/ACTION global health advocacy partnership Best advice you’ve ever received: “Don’t look at what people say…look at what theyContinue reading “HEAL Spotlight: Meaza Getachew”

HEAL Spotlight: Katri Bertram (Pt. 2)

Visit Pt. 1 of Katri’s feature here! On women supporting women and walking the talk: My main advice based on seeing so many women progress in their careers, from intern to CEO, is that no matter what level you are, from consultant to entry-level to middle management to C-suite, you have to lead by example.Continue reading “HEAL Spotlight: Katri Bertram (Pt. 2)”

January 2021 Reads

A note of gratitude: it hasn’t even been a month & this little alcove has been gifted with over 1k views & visitors from over 30 countries! Thank you for believing in the HEAL blog, reading Lanterns’ stories with such care & walking alongside one another to build kinship. Especially grateful to our first threeContinue reading “January 2021 Reads”

My Top 15 Books of 2020

Touched the Soul The Long Song by Andrea Levy A must-read. In search of a storyteller who could deliver narrative with cunning and authenticity, I decided to dust off this historical fiction novel, one I first read in high school and felt even more gripped by it during the second read. Levy’s style and humanContinue reading “My Top 15 Books of 2020”

HEAL Spotlight: Deepika Saluja

Name: Deepika Saluja Originated from: Sonepat – Haryana, India Global public health area(s) of expertise: Universal healthcare, public-private partnerships, accountability, frontline health workers, gender, qualitative methods, and currently exploring sexual and reproductive health rights Educational background: B.Sc. (Gen), MBA (Finance & Marketing), PhD (Public Health Policy). Education for me is never ending. I have always wanted toContinue reading “HEAL Spotlight: Deepika Saluja”

HEAL Spotlight: Katri Bertram (Pt. 1)

Name: Katri Bertram Originated from: Finland Global public health area(s) of expertise: Partnerships, advocacy, external relations Educational background: Political scientist Jobs before your current position: I have worked in international development for over 15 years, in development campaigning, as a consultant for multilateral organisations working in global health, and most recently heading Save the Children’s global advocacyContinue reading “HEAL Spotlight: Katri Bertram (Pt. 1)”

HEAL Spotlight: Jacquelyn Favours

Name: Jacquelyn S. Favours, MPH Originated from: rural Columbia, Tennessee (one hour south of Nashville) Public health area(s) of expertise: Behavioral Science, Research, Community Engagement, Health Equity Educational background: BA from Fisk University and MPH from Tennessee State University Jobs before your current position (selected): Spent eight years working on health disparities and community-engaged research (from recruitmentContinue reading “HEAL Spotlight: Jacquelyn Favours”