Ms. Evalin Karijo is a global health specialist and a strong promoter of youth leadership in Africa. She recently won the Top 35 Under 35 2020 award under the Health Services Category for her leadership role in the health sector. Ms. Karijo is currently the Director – Youth & Adolescents Hub (Global) at Amref Health Africa, and has led multiple teams steering impactful health initiatives focusing on women, adolescents and youth. She led Y-ACT Youth in Action at Amref, from inception to becoming one of the most influential youth advocacy movements in Africa. She also oversaw the process of developing Amref Health Africa’s first Global Youth and Adolescent Strategy (2021-2022).
Ms. Karijo currently serves on the Advisory Group of the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030, as the Global South Alternate Representative to the UHC2030 Steering Committee. She has received various recognition, including the Management Africa Magazine (September 2018) ‘Top Woman’ feature for her rise as a young leader in the health sector. She has also served as the Chairperson of the Youth Pre-conference - Africa Health Agenda International Conference 2019 which saw over 400 youth from 23 countries launch the Youth4UHC movement.
Ms. Karijo holds a Masters’ degree in International Public Health (University of Liverpool) and a Global Executive MBA in Health Leadership and Management (USIU-Africa).
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