Keynote – Dr Judy Khanyola

Judy N. Khanyola is the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)’s Chair of the Center for Nursing and Midwifery. based in Kigali, Rwanda.

Judy is a registered community health nurse/ midwife and recognized nursing leader in Africa with over 25 years’ experience in clinical nursing and education programs. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Eastern Africa, Baraton and a master’s degree in Advancing Health Care Practice from the University of Manchester in the UK.

Judy is currently the Africa Representative for Nursing Now, the global campaign to raise the status and profile of nurses and midwives worldwide, the Secretary of AFREhealth, the convening body for health professions education and research in Africa, an advisory member of the Global Nursing Caucus, board member of AfroPHC which is the continent’s overarching initiative on Primary Health Care and board member of AfriPEN, Africa’s interprofessional education collaborative.

Judy is the 2019 recipient of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) Global HIV Award.