Mentors: 2021 Health Meets Tech PanAfrican Virtual Hackathon
We have experienced and compassionate mentors to support teams at the 2021 Health Meets Tech PanAfrican Virtual Hackathon.
Aloysius Chidiebere Ugwu
Aloysius is a global health leader with over six years experience in all aspects of local, state, and federal public health advocacy and policy reviews. He is experienced in development programming and its application in social and economic analysis, gender mainstreaming, achievement of the global agendas, poverty reduction and sustainable human development especially for women, children, and youth. In a few years, Aloysius has accumulated knowledge and skills through sustained advocacy efforts, partnerships, evidence generation and work in community mobilization. He has worked under the DFID, Gates Foundation and USAID funded projects and understands their dynamics in programming and reporting processes.
Dara Ajala Damisa
Dara Ajala-Damisa is Programme Manager at Nigeria Health Watch, a health communications and advocacy non-profit organisation based in Abuja, Nigeria. She is a microbiologist, public health and as well as communications professional. Dara is a member of Nigeria Health Watch’s editorial team, a team that oversees the publishing of four articles weekly. Here she writes and edits several thought leadership and solutions-oriented stories to provide Nigerians the tools they need to make informed decisions about their health.
Umeh Chukwunonso is a public health specialist and public health supply chain expert with both Bachelors and Masters’ Degree in Public health. He wields profound skills on health system strengthening and capacity building of health personnel on proper management of health commodities across HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis control, maternal & child health, control of vaccine preventable diseases and other communicable diseases. Over the past 11 years, he has been actively involved in strengthening health commodity supply chain system in Nigeria via projects and researches while consulting to Federal Ministry of Health (Nigeria); National Primary Health Care Development Agency; United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS); Johns Hopkins University’s International Vaccine Access Centre (JHU/IVAC); and The Global Fund, respectively. He will be serving as a mentor in the 2021 hackathon.
Bester Mulauzi is the Country Director for Save the Children Tanzania Country Office. Bester is an experienced humanitarian and development professional with over 16 years of project management and leadership experience in the aid sector in Malawi, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and Tanzania. From Ebola recovery programing in West Africa to conflict induced emergency response in South Sudan; Bester has led multinational and multidisciplinary teams in delivering lifesaving and life sustaining interventions to affected populations. Bester is passionate about exploiting technology for enhanced service delivery in development and humanitarian programs in low resource settings.