Dr. Kelly Thompson (MBBS, MLitt, MPhil) is a Programming Specialist and Gender Advisor for Women in Global Health, a global organization that brings together all genders and backgrounds to achieve gender equality in global health leadership. Women in Global Health was co-founded almost three years ago to create a platform for discussions and collaborative space for leadership, facilitate specific education and training, garner support and commitment from the global community, and demand change for Gender Transformative Leadership.
Kelly has over 8 years of experience working in global health. She has served as a collaborator and consultant with UNAIDS, ILO, WHO, and PMNCH on adolescent health, HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), youth engagement and youth-led accountability. During medical school, Kelly completed The PACT Post2015 Fellowship where she worked to ensure that the voices of young people in the HIV and SRHR response were reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals. Kelly previously served as a Liaison Officer with the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA), where she led on global advocacy and programming, including collaboration with young people living with HIV to address stigma and discrimination in healthcare settings, access to safe abortion, women's health, gender equality and adolescent health. Kelly is an experienced trainer and has facilitated trainings on SRHR, women's health, HIV, sustainable development and gender in over 20 countries.