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Closing the funding gap for FCTC Implementation at the global and national level


Nov 13, 2020 08:41 AM

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Robinah Kaitiritimba
Executive Director @UNHCO (Uganda National Health Consumers’ Organisation)
Kaitiritimba Kitungi Robinah is the Executive Director of Uganda National Health Consumers’ Organization (UNHCO). Robinah has over 15 years in Civil Society leadership in the health sector representing patients’ voices at the Health Policy Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Health. Her achievements include; drafting and getting government to adopt the Patients’ Charter for Uganda, leading the advocacy and enactment of the Tobacco Control Act as part of the campaign for the control of Non-Communicable Diseases; mobilization of communities to spearhead implementation of tobacco control in Uganda for which she received the MPOWER Bloomberg Philanthropies award on behalf of UNHCO in 2018. As a Patient Safety Champion for the Afro-region under the World Health Organisation (WHO) Patient Safety Programme, she has served on several WHO expert Panels including the WHO Advisory Group on the Governance of the Private Sector for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) among others.
Rob Tripp
Senior Advisor @WHO FCTC Secretariat
Rob Tripp serves as a Senior Advisor to the WHO FCTC Convention Secretariat, engaged in developing a proposed Investment Fund supporting the implementation of the WHO Framework on Convention on Tobacco Control. Specifically, in advising, analyzing and developing strategic policy and financing options to facilitate the implementation of the Convention. Rob has extensive experience in the development and implementation of tobacco control activities within international and domestic jurisdictions, balanced with executive leadership roles in the public, private, voluntary and electoral sector. Throughout his career Rob has been called upon to develop and implement innovative approaches and mechanisms that support program and financial stability.
Sara Rose Taylor
Senior Research Associate @University of Ottawa
Sara Rose Taylor is a Senior Research Associate with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa and the Bruyère Research Institute in Ottawa, Canada. Her work includes research and knowledge translation focused on lifelong medical education and women’s health. Before joining the University of Ottawa, Sara was the Principal Researcher and Policy Analyst at the Framework Convention Alliance. She holds a PhD in Global Governance from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MA in Economics from Queen’s University. She is passionate about working in the intersection of global health and sustainable development.