Congratulations to Emelda Okiro who has been awarded full professorship in Global Health by Oxford University. Emelda who leads the Population and Health Impact Surveillance Group in KWTRP was awarded the title in recognition of her research achievements, contributions to and to the general work of the Nuffield Department of Medicine.

With over 18 years of population health experience at country, regional and global levels, Emelda has proven competency in public health and health systems research, implementation, and programme evaluation. In receiving the news Emelda said “I am honoured and thrilled, this achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my incredible colleagues at Population Health Unit, mentors, students and KWTRP and Wellcome Trust. I’m excited to continue my journey in academia, pushing boundaries and inspiring future leaders. Thank you all for being part of this incredible milestone!”

Prof. Bob Snow who has been Emelda’s mentor noted “Emelda’s professorship at Oxford reflects her senior leadership in global health. Having had the opportunity to provide support to Emelda has been a privilege and an honor. Her dedication to her personal scientific journey serves as a model for all those starting their careers”.

Hongera Emelda!