The CSEM Advisory Group
Health Policy Advisor, Amref Health Africa
Dr. Rispah Walumbe is a Global health specialist with 7+ years of experience in advocacy and healthcare policy at a national, regional, and global level. Her focus and training are in Healthcare Policy and Financing, and currently practices as a Health Policy Advisor at Amref Health Africa. Her work in advocacy and technical support includes the advancement of the Universal Health Coverage agenda.
Her advocacy experience, which she began as a medical student, stretches from the local to the global stage on matters ranging from health to social protection and the youth agenda. As a student she has lobbied for the rights of youth at the Open Working Groups for the Sustainable Development Goals in New York where she delivered an intervention from youth all over the world.
She additionally has a background in medicine with training and practice in Kenya predominantly working in rural and low-income urban areas. She has supported, trained, and mentored over 200 healthcare workers across Kenya in Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care services, and trained over 100 public health practitioners in healthcare policy.
Her recent portfolio includes leading the secretariat for National Hospital Insurance Fund health financing reforms panel in Kenya for Universal Health Coverage through the Ministry of Health and lending her technical expertise to the organisation and coordination of the secretariat at the AHAIC Commission on the State of UHC in Africa.