2021 EDITION Keynote Speakers


Minister of Health | Republic of Rwanda

Dr. NGAMIJE M. Daniel, MD, MPH

Former Minister of Health | Republic of Rwanda

Dr. Corneille NTIHABOSE

Head of Clinical and public Health Services Department at Ministry of Health

Prof. Miriam Were

Advisor to Rwanda Global Healthcare Summit

Olutayo Bankole-Bolawole

Regional Director, WaterAid East Africa

Dr. Om Prasad Gautam (PhD, MPH, MA)

Senior WASH Manager – Hygiene, WaterAid, United Kingdom

Dirk Deprez

Resident Representative of Enabel in Rwanda

Dr. Monika Sonu

CEO Healthinnovationtoolbox, Advisor and Director to Rwanda Global Healthcare Summit

DHIREN R. Thakker, Ph.D.

Founding President and CEO of Med Aditus International

Dr. Joel M. Mubiligi

Executive Director of Partners In Health/ Inshuti Mu Buzima

Dr. Djorje Gikic

Public Health Policy and Strategy Advisor - Enabel

Dr Jean Chrysostome Nyirinkwaya

Owner and Founder of La Croix du Sud Hospital, Kigali-Rwanda

Vincent Keunen

CEO & Founder- Andaman7

Jeanne d’Arc Nyirajyambere

Director of Nutrition Programs-Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)/Feed the Future-Hinga Weze Program

Dr Margaret Maulana

Executive Director Healthcare Services for Premier Services Medical Investments

Dr. Jason Cross (PhD, JD)

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer for Rymedi

Dr. Akintije Simba Calliope, MBchB, Ph.D

Manager for Africa at Kishokai Medical Corporation.

Samuel S. Siabnaa

Head of Health Systems Integration - Zipline

Prof. Wim de Villiers

Vice-Chancellor of Stellenbosch University

Dr. Krishna Murthy Venkateswaran

Founder of Sanitas Hospital


Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HIGHER HEALTH

Dr. Lisa Bazzett- Matabele

Head of Obs-Gyn Department, University of Botswana.

Dr Angela Migowa

Assistant Professor and Pediatric Rheumatologist in the department of Pediatrics and Child Health at Aga Khan University Nairobi

Dr. Nurullah Awal

Health Advisor - WaterAid Bangladesh

Dr. Véronique Zinnen, MD, MPH, PhD

Intervention Manager for Maternal, Neonatal, Sexual and Reproductive Health Project - Enabel in Rwanda

Cristina Stefan

Founder of the African Cancer Institute - SOUTH AFRICA

Senait Kebede, MD(ped),MPH

Founder & president, International Health Consultancy, GA, USA

Dynamo Ndacyayisenga

Rwanda Biomedical Centre- Management of alcohol and drug use disorders

Dr. Darius Gishoma

Clinical psychologist, working as Senior Lecturer in the Mental Health Department, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda.

François-Régis Habarugira

National Technical Assistant - Enabel in Rwanda

Ir. Evelyne Bocquet

Junior Expert in M&E and digitalization on the Barame project - Enabel in Rwanda


Pediatrician and Global health advocate

Claire Seaward

Global Campaigns Director - WaterAid

Jean Damascene IYAMUREMYE

Public Health Professional - Biosteck

Mr. Guy MBAYO K.

Technique Officer – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene - W.H.O

Tidiane Diallo

Senior Regional Technical Adviser - WaterAid West Africa

Mr. Mubiana Muyangwa

Head of Programmes - WaterAid , Zambia

Mohammed Abdul-Nashiru (Ph.D)

Development practitioner on governance and local development

Muhammed Semakula

Health Scientific Innovation Analyst - Rwanda Biomedical Center

Patricia Monthe


Ellen Greggio

WaterAid Advisor

Mr. Ijeoma Emenanjo

Chief Water Resources Management - African Development Bank

Nadine Karema

Chief Informatics Officer of Partners In Health/ Inshuti Mu Buzima