Episode 201

On Becoming a Public Health Champion with Fiona Gambanga


December 12th, 2023

53 mins 14 secs

Your Host
Special Guest

About this Episode

Greetings Glocal Citizens!

My guest this week is a fellow podcaster and we met as fellow members of a global #BWiD (Black Women in Development) Connect networking group. Born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe, Fiona Gambanga is a global health professional with more than seven years’ experience in qualitative and quantitative research, public health program planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. She has supported countries such as Zambia, Malawi, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe in health workforce planning, diagnostics implementation research and UHC implementation and planning. Currently based in Kigali, Rwanda, Fiona is also the creator, host, and producer of the podcast Utano Public Health Chats, a program focused on educating young people about the field of public health in Africa and navigating careers in the field.

For those of you planning a trip to Kigali anytime soon, you’ll want to listen in for some local lingo and recommendations for the foodie in you.

Where to find Fiona?
On LinkedIn
On Instagram
On X
On Facebook

What’s Fiona reading?
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Finding Me by Viola Davis
The Urgent Life: My Story of Love, Loss and Survival by Bozoma Saint John

Other topics of interest:
US Student Acheivers Program - USAP
What are A Levels?
About December 1st - World AIDS Day
On spoken English across the globe
On Zimbabwe in 2011 and 2023
The Viber App
Heaven Restaurant, Kigali