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Health Systems  & Health Policy Analyst

Jonta is smilling as she is speaking at an event. She is wearing a mauve turtleneck shirt and a black blazer.

Jonta Kamara is a health system and health policy analyst on a mission to improve health service delivery and local manufacturing of medical supplies in Africa. She is a Youth Reviewer on the Multidisciplinary Adolescent and Youth Review Board for the Second Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing. Jonta also has operational research training as she was invited to attend the prestigious WHO TDR Structured Operational Research and Training (SORT IT) Course on Health Systems Strengthening in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

Jonta is the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award by the University of Toronto African Alumni Association, the 2022 CJ Littlejohns Global Health Prize at King's College London, the 2021 Trudy Bush Fund at  Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and the 2018 Best Delegate in the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office at LONWHO. She is working one step at a time to change the narrative of public health on the African continent.

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Speaker

Spoken at several events sharing academic and research experiences. Spoken at Tedx events, University of Toronto events and has conducted a live Master of Public Health program Q&A via Instagram. Most recently spoke at Hope for Refugees International Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Image of Jonta smiling. Slide in the background is the title of Presentation of Disability Inclusive Education in Malawi: The Role of UNICEF and USAID.

Researcher

Over 3 years of public health research experience in maternal and child health, disability-inclusive education, and health policy. Experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods. She presented her research at the 7th Annual Health Systems Research Conference in Bogotá, Colombia.

Fireside Chat on Sexual and Reproductive Rights poster. Event was on Wednesday, March 21, 2022. Speakers were Khudejha an independent consultant, Dr. Caroline from the African Population Health Research Center, and Dr. Ellen a medical Doctor in Ghana.

Coordinator

Over 5 years of experience organizing events virtually and in-person. Brought together speakers from African Union, Women in Global Health, students, African Population Health Research Center, and more.

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