CFK Board Member Selected for 2018 New Voices Fellowship February 23, 2018 by Krista Park Berry
Board Member, Dr. Stellah Bosire, has been selected for the New Voices Fellowship, Aspen Institutes’s groundbreaking program designed to ensure experts from the developing world have a voice in the global development discussion. Dr. Bosire is joined by experts in infectious diseases, community-led development, human rights, health and vaccinations, and environmental conservation. Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Open Societies Foundation, the New Voices Fellowship was established in 2013 to bring the essential perspectives of development experts from Africa and other parts of the developing world into the global development conversation.
“Across the world, local experts and local communities are taking charge of their own futures,” said New Voices Fellowship Director Andrew Quinn. “These are the voices we should be listening for when we listen to the story of global development – because these are the voices that show the way forward on humanity’s greatest challenges, including infectious disease, food security, good governance and climate change.”
Born and raised in Kibera, the largest slum in Africa, Dr. Stellah Bosire has lived in a community that was marginalized both socially and economically. Stellah is a Global/Public Health specialist and also has extensive experience managing healthcare businesses. She currently serves as an Executive Officer in the Doctors Professional Association of Kenya and is the Vice Chairman- HIV/AIDS Tribunal of Kenya. In addition to serving on the Board of Trustees for CFK, she also serves on the National Gay Lesbian Human Rights Commission of Kenya. Stellah will soon graduate with a post-graduate Masters in Business Management as she finalizes another post graduate study in Global Health Policy. She was named top 40 under 40 Influential Women in Kenya in 2017.
The 20 new Fellows are leading public health specialists, doctors, scientists, activists, social entrepreneurs, policy experts, researchers, and economists, and come from 12 countries across Africa, Latin America, and Asia. The full list of 2018 fellows and descriptions of their work can be found below.To meet the other fellows and read the full media release, click here.