Emma Heneine
Research and Policy Associate

Emma Heneine currently supports AFIDEP’s institutional Resource Mobilisation and Partnerships as well as capacity strengthening and health and well-being projects, including IMPALA (International Multidisciplinary Programme to Address Lung Health and TB in Africa). She initially joined AFIDEP as a 2018-2019 Global Health Corps Fellow.

Her previous work includes occupational safety and health research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA), as well as research in sexual and reproductive health, lung health, and environmental health in Guatemala. She also worked as a financial coach for single mothers experiencing homelessness in an effort to alleviate poverty in North Carolina, USA.
She holds a B.A. from Duke University, with majors in Global Health and International Comparative Studies and a minor in Arabic.

Emma is an advocate for evidence-informed decision-making. She is passionate about human rights, environmental justice, global health equity and sustainable development. She seeks to strengthen government’s capacity and accountability for transformative, cross-cutting, and equitable policies and programmes.

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