Deputy Executive Director at Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD)
Fatia is currently the deputy executive director of Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD). She has 20 years of experience in program development, leadership and management in the health and social service sectors at national, regional and global level. She has previously held leadership and management positions in non-governmental organizations operating at a regional and national level, including the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) and Hospice Africa Uganda. She is a strong advocate for access to social justice for the most vulnerable people and a passionate advocate for cancer care. Her public health and social work approach to health rights issues complement the legal approach of realizing social justice in health.
Fatia has served on governance boards at: Kawempe Home Care, Uganda Cancer Institute, Global Partners in Care in the USA, International Children’s Palliative Care Network, Palliative Care Association of Uganda, the National Association of Social Workers of Uganda and School Management Committees.
Fatia holds a Master of Public Health from University College Cork in Ireland and a post-graduate certificate in health protection with the same university. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and social administration and a master’s degree in social sector planning and management from Makerere University in Kampala.