Oct 17, 2023  |  Press Release

VillageReach Welcomes Dr. Norah Obudho to its Board of Directors

Nairobi, Kenya (17 October, 2023) – VillageReach is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Norah Obudho, MD, MPH, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Obudho is a highly experienced public health leader passionate about improving people’s health in under-reached communities. She currently serves as Health Integration & East Africa Director at WomenLift Health.

Dr. Obudho has over 15 years of experience in public health, including designing, managing, and leading teams in various programs funded by BMGF, USAID, CDC, EU, GF, VLAD, HP, and the World Bank. She has worked on various issues, including Leadership, HIV, maternal and newborn health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and empowerment.

Dr. Obudho is a graduate of Nairobi University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. She also holds a Master of Public Health degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, and a certificate in Global Health Leadership from the Afya Bora Consortium. She is also a certified coach.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Obudho to the VillageReach Board of Directors,” said Emily Bancroft, VillageReach President and CEO. “Her expertise in public health, commitment to equity, and deep experience developing leaders across organizations make her a valuable addition to our team. This is an exciting time for VillageReach as we expand our proven health solutions to new areas, including Kenya, where Dr. Obudho’s expertise will be crucial to achieving our mission of transforming health care delivery to reach everyone.”

“I am excited to join the VillageReach Board of Directors,” said Dr. Obudho. “I am passionate about improving the health of people in under-reached communities and I know that VillageReach is playing a vital role in this effort. I look forward to working with the Board and team to advance our shared vision.”

We are pleased to have Dr. Obudho join our team and look forward to working with her to achieve our mission of improving health care for all.


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