Ritah Namwiza

Ritah

Co-fellow

Gillian

Gillian Leitch

Placement Country: Uganda
Title: Knowledge Management, Communications and External Relations Officer
Partner: Jhpiego
Healthy equity means that everybody regardless of age, gender, social status has access to the services and commodities they need to lead a healthy and productive life.

Ritah Namwiza is a Ugandan national who holds a bachelor’s degree in community psychology from Makerere University. Ritah's previous work has revolved around creating platforms and opportunities for youth to attain their full potential. She has previously worked with the International Labour Organization program on the elimination of child labor first as an intern and subsequently as a consultant on the global campaign to end child labor. In 2011, she won a fellowship with the UNAIDS Special Youth Programme which allowed her to support youth-led and service organizations in Uganda to advocate for increased investment in youth HIV/AIDS programs in order to put youth at the forefront of the HIV/AIDS response. She has also worked with Restless Development Uganda and Mango Tree Educational Enterprises on communication and strategic design projects. In her free time, Ritah loves to read a good book, write, and watch movies.