Mentoring in global health leadership: three women share their stories

 

Professor Wafaa El-Sadr, Director of ICAP at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, spoke to us about the importance of mentoring, joined by Doris Naitore, ICAP’s Director of Strategies in Kenya, who has been inspired and mentored by Professor El-Sadr for many years, and student Ashley Grey – a recent mentee.

  Dr Doris Naitore

Professor Wafaa El-Sadr is the founder and director of ICAP at Columbia University- a global health center based at the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. ICAP is active in 30 countries worldwide and supports large-scale health programmes, health systems research, and education and training programmes for health service personnel. Joining her at the conference were Doris Naitore, ICAP’s Director of Strategies and Partnerships in Kenya, who has been inspired and mentored by Prof El-Sadr for many years, and student Ashley Grey – a very recent mentee.

They have collaborated on an article that provides three different perspectives about what it is like to pursue a career in global health: from Grey, who is just starting out, from Naitore, who has an established career and is on a trajectory to garnering leadership, and El-Sadr, who has many years of experience in global health leadership.


About Elmien Wolvaardt
Elmien Wolvaardt is the Editor-in-Chief of the Community Eye Health Journal, an international publication for health workers, clinicians and policy makers responsible for eye health and the prevention of blindness in low- and middle-income countries. The Journal is published by the International Centre for Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is distributed free of charge in print and electronic formats, in three languages, to over 23,000 readers in 134 countries, thanks to the generous support of charitable organisations and foundations.

 
Sarah Cowen-Rivers