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THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON 2019 SCHOLARS

As well as attending the upcoming 2019 One Young World Summit, scholarship recipients will receive individual coaching from senior Johnson & Johnson leaders to further develop their aspiration, strategy and/or initiatives

Tracy Kobukindo Intern Nurse & Co-Founder, Community Health Movement, Uganda

Tracy Kobukindo is a Nurse who studied in Uganda at the International Health Sciences University in Kampala. She has a Master of Science in Public Health and currently works at the Kabale Regional Referral Hospital in Kabale, as a volunteer intern nurse. Here she sees up to 20 patients a day, diagnosing, providing treatment and health education to men, women & children.

“I envision a world where every country has a fair and reliable National Health Insurance Scheme whose monthly subscription is not dependant on one’s monthly income” – says Tracy.

 

In the past, Tracy worked in the development sector and in health programming. She co-founded Community Health Movement Uganda (CHMU) which aims to increase access to health care for last mile communities in her country. In 2018, CHMU designed and implemented a program aimed at increasing Voluntary Male Medical Circumcision (VVMC). Using the female health promoter model, over 500 men accessed free voluntary safe male circumcision. The project complimented the Ministry of Health’s ongoing drive to scale up prevention strategies for HIV, especially for VMMC in Uganda.

Named as a “40-under-40 influential leader” in Uganda (2013, New Vision) Tracy is driven by the need to create innovative sustainable health solutions at both policy and service delivery level in East Africa. A facilitator at heart, Tracy is crazy about Community Engagement and of course Community Driven Development.