Ruth Achillah
Director of Fellowships

As Director of Fellowships, Ruth heads a team dedicated to promoting equity-based leadership to change the face of global health. She oversees fellowship strategy, admissions, programming and curriculum design. Over the last half-decade, both in her current role and in country leadership, she has mobilized and collaborated with hundreds of fellows and alumni, working with them to cultivate their leadership potential and develop the necessary tools for progress toward achieving health equity.

Prior to joining GHC, Ruth worked as a business development strategist, providing entrepreneurs with the training and business tools they needed to be competitive and sustainable. Ruth also worked as the Program Manager for Try Medics, a Danish medical internship program, and spearheaded the setup of their Ugandan office. Before that, she managed large financial portfolios for Standard Chartered Bank in the business and priority clients’ segments, specializing in client relationships and product development. Here she served as a member of the CEO advisory panel and was part of a team of executive leadership prospects. Ruth pursued her master’s degree in business administration with a focus on green energy and sustainable businesses at Bologna Business School as an Africa scholarship recipient. She holds a bachelor’s degree in aw from Uganda Christian University where she received an Honors College scholarship.

Fun Fact: Growing up, Ruth was inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien and dreamed of being a writer! Still very inspired by literature, she would recommend The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, a timeless classic, to anyone in the world.

Martin Luther King Jr said, 'Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?"'
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