Rosemary W. Mburu, MPH has been a champion for healthy communities for over fifteen years and currently serves as the Executive Director for WACI Health. Mburu is a civil society leader in Africa and has extensively worked on supporting civil society to engage with decision makers at community, national, regional and global levels. As a civil society leader, her contribution includes facilitating civil society spaces and networks that enable Africa civil society’s leadership in Global Health. These include, the Civil Society Platform on Health in Africa (CiSPHA), Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) Africa Hub, Africa Free of New HIV Infections (AfNHi), and Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030.
Ms Mburu’s work focuses on creating political will and ensuring accountability towards improved health outcomes for all in Africa by engaging with governments, as well as key multilateral and bilateral global health institutions. Mburu has served in various capacities within the global health architecture including on the UHC2030 Steering Committee, UNITAID Communities Advisory Group and GAVI CSO Steering Committee. She is a member of the African Union Commission Technical Working Group on the ALM- Investing in Health.
Ms Mburu has co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles including: Global Health in the Age of COVID-19: responsive health systems through a right to health fund (Health and Human Rights Journal); Clinical trial ethics (International Journal of Clinical Practice); Investments in HIV Prevention Research (African Journal of Reproductive Health); Biomedical HIV Prevention (BMC Proceedings); and Strengthening Primary Healthcare (Lancet Global Health).
Ms. Mburu has a Masters in Public Health (Ohio University), Masters in Business Administration (Frostburg State University, Maryland), and a Bachelor of Education (Kenyatta University, Kenya).