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Judy N. Khanyola is currently the Chair of the Center for Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda. Ms. Khanyola’s work focusses on promoting the nursing and midwifery profession in Africa. Previously, she led the strengthening of pre and in service education at 22 schools of nursing and midwifery in six countries in Africa through ICAP at Columbia University as the Regional Nursing Advisor for Africa. ICAP is focused on promoting global public health and addressing the world’s most challenging health issues including; tuberculosis, malaria, HIV, among others, and most recently, COVID-19.

From 2018 to 2021, Ms. Khanyola was the Nursing Now Africa Region Representative where she contributed to the campaign to raise the status and profile of nurses in Africa. She serves on the boards of several African convening bodies; AFREhealth, for health professionals’ education, research, and service delivery; AfriPEN, for interprofessional education and collaborative practice and AfroPHC for primary health care.

Ms. Khanyola has made it her mission to ensure that the frontline healthcare, which the majority of populations in Africa receive and which is delivered by nurses and midwives, is both expertlyand compassionatly provided. Ms. Khanyola earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Eastern Africa, her Masters in Advancing Healthcare Practice from the University of Manchester and her Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership from Duke University. She was awarded the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care 2019 Global HIV Award for her work in HIV in Africa.


Judy Khanyola


Chair, Center for Nursing and Midwifery

University of Global Health Equity


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