Dr. Rispah Walumbe is a health economist, and health systems policy consultant, with a focus on universal health coverage. She has served as a senior medical officer in the public sector, working predominantly with vulnerable populations in rural and urban areas. She is a public health researcher and an advocate for improved healthcare systems, access to, and quality of healthcare services through UHC. She has supported, trained and mentored over 200 healthcare workers as an Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care Trainer over three years.
She has six years of experience in advocacy on the local and global stage on matters ranging from health to social protection, and the youth agenda, at the Open Working Groups for the Sustainable Development Goals. Part of my work focused on teaching students about Universal Health Coverage and the SDGs. She is the founder and Chairperson for a community based organisation, Vijana Tuendelee, in Nairobi focusing on training youth on the development of multidisciplinary solutions through research.
She recently completed my MSc. in Public Health for Development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is currently working in the office of the Programme Director for Health Systems Strengthening at Amref Health Africa, Kenya Country Office