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Robinah Kaitiritimba

Uganda National Health...
Joined February 2021
Interests: Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, Policy Advocacy, Women's Rights
Kaitiritimba Kitungi Robinah is the Executive Director of Uganda National Health Consumers’ Organization (UNHCO). Robinah has for over 20 years had a successful career in leadership and management with 8 years in the banking sector and over 15 years in Civil Society leadership in the health sector representing patients’ voices at both community and national policy level as a community representative at the Health policy Advisory Committee (HPAC) of the Ministry of Health Uganda and has been Principal Investigator for several Studies on the Right to Health and Social Accountability. She is a seasoned expert and an authority on the Rights Based Approach (RBA) and Social Accountability, across the private and public sectors working with parliament to pass people-centred laws and mobilizing civil society and communities to engage duty bearers to ensure that services respond to citizen needs.

Robinah has led various interventions on citizen engagement for health that have resulted into significant improvements at local and national levels. Her achievements include; drafting and getting government to adopt the Patients Charter for Uganda, developing and rolling out the UNHCO community Score Card in the districts, leading the development of the Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (SRMNCAH) score card, leading the advocacy and passage of the Tobacco Control Bill 2015 as part of the broader campaign for the control of Non-Communicable Diseases ad Universal Health Coverage and establishment of citizens’ engagement platforms in over 30 districts in Uganda.

At International level, Robinah has been appointed to various positions as a result of her work at policy and community level in Uganda. As a Patient Safety Champion for Afro- region under the World Health Organisation (WHO) Patient Safety Programme, she has served on several WHO expert Panels including the WHO Advisory Group on the Governance of the Private Sector for Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Childhood Obesity, Injection Safety, Surgical Site Infection Prevention, Patient and Family Engagement, African Partnership for Patients Safety among others. She is also the Civil Society Representative for the Global Financing Facility. As part of community mobilization for change, Robinah mobilized communities to spearhead implementation of tobacco control in Uganda for which she received the Bloomberg Philanthropies award on behalf of UNHCO in 2018.
By joining the Network i hope to engage with experts of legal empowerment and learn how to integrate the concept in our social accountability work in Uganda

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