Rafiat Akinokun

Young Leader
Women Deliver

Rafiat Akinokun is a Public Health Nurse who works to reduce health inequalities among vulnerable populations through advocacy, research, and delivery of frontline health care service. She is a Women Deliver Young Leader who currently leads the Youths Against HIV Discrimination Project which keys into achieving the Nigeria National HIV Policy plan of reducing the vulnerability of adolescent girls and young women to HIV. Rafiat has also made a call to support frontline health workers at the second White House Global COVID-19 Summit. Rafiat believes that everyone, wherever they are should have equal right to good health care.

Event Schedule

20 July 2023
Start Time End Time Session Description Action
08:00 am EEST 09:30 am EEST People Power! Investing in Community Health Workers for Health Equity
Side Event
Kigali Convention Center - Room AD 11

Around the world, community health workers (CHWs) – the majority of whom are women- are making health care accessible to millions of people every day. However, due to a Read More

Stella Anyangwe

End Polo Now Coordinator

Rotary International

Taryn Russell

Deputy Executive Director

Results Canada

Rafiat Akinokun

Young Leader

Women Deliver

Megan Aikens

Director, Strategic Partnerships & Gender Equality

Canadian Partnership for Women and Children's Health (CanWaCH)

Julianna Lindsey

Country Representative



Magdalene Dorto

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Deborah Nyirenda

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Yashmin Fernandes

Director Women's Digital Financial Inclusion Hub, Women's World Banking

Stella Anyangwe

End Polo Now Coordinator Rotary International

Blandine Umuziranenge

Founder and CEO Kosmotivr

Taryn Russell

Deputy Executive Director Results Canada

Djeinaba Kane

Advocacy & Partnership Lead AfricaNenda

Rafiat Akinokun

Youth Advorate and cub's health nurse

Melania Chiponda

Gender and Climate Advisor The African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

Aries Setiadi

Managing Director Fintech Association Indonesia

Claude Mambo Muvunyi

Director General Rwanda Biomedical Center

Hanna Lemma

Co-founder & Contributor Addis Powerhouse

Kathryn Toure

Regional Director, Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office IDRC

Dr. Lisa Avery

Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba; Director Africa Initiatives

Carmen Correa

CEO Pro Mujer

Tawakkol Karman

Nobel Peace Price Laureate Tawakkol Karman Foundation

Anis Farid

Research Project Manager Women's Aid Organisation

Patricia Elias

Every Woman International Lawyer; Chief, Global Diplomatic Campaign

Lipi Rahman

Executive Director, Badabon Sangho Every Woman Indrani Fellow

Kigali Convention Center - KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali, Rwanda