Fellows in the News: Nov 2023

1. Kennedy Odede, an Aspen New Voices 2013 Fellow, was recognized as a “2023 TIME 100 Impact Award Africa honoree”.

2. Esther Ngumbi, an Aspen New Voices 2015 Fellow, received an award for exceptional service as the co-chair of the 2023 Entomological Society of America Program Committee.

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Malaria is deeply personal for this Kenyan scientist

By Bill Gates — Damaris grew up in Birongo, Kenya, a rural village in the country’s western highlands. She showed remarkable talent in math and science from an early age, but she experienced discrimination at school and in her community because of her gender. Even some extended family members couldn’t understand why the family would …

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Why we should amplify youth voices on society issues

By Stella Bosire — Life is about transitions. In moments of transition, just like the General Election has brought us, I find it useful to carry out exercises in hope. I think about the things that continue to bring us hope for a better future and nothing makes me more hopeful than the vibrant and …

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The solvable health issue that kills more than malaria, AIDS and TB

By Desmond Jumbam — In most African countries, quality surgery is only for the rich. For decades, global health donors have understandably prioritised infectious diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS in their efforts to save lives and improve health. However, new evidence suggests that about 30% of the global disease burden (death and disability from major diseases …

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