Health equity is when everyone is able to seek and access timely and appropriate health care without any hindrance of socio-economic determinants.
Annelyse Mahoro is an environmental health practitioner from Kigali, Rwanda. She has previously worked with Save the Children International's emergency team response to facilitate access to basic health care services and advocate for children's rights for the Burundian refugee community hosted in Rwanda. She completed her undergraduate degree in environmental science at Mount Kenya University and takes a strong interest in the way the environment impacts health outcomes. Her passion for community health has led her to pursue a master's degree in public health. Annelyse volunteered as a Case Work Assistant for unaccompanied minors and as a Community Service Assistant focusing on sexual violence prevention program with UNHCR across different refugees camps in Rwanda. She enjoys photography, traveling, and exploring new places.