Brenda Allen Kawala is an equity activist who believes that all humans should access equal opportunities in all aspects of life. She is a researcher and a Global Health specialist, having completed her master’s program in Global Health at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Brenda’s research centres around health equity, with recent publications focusing on street children, commercial sex workers, and vulnerable healthcare workers. She co-chairs the equity working group under the COVID-END international research collaboration headquartered at McMaster University, Canada. The group’s task is to ensure equity considerations in evidence synthesis research work.
Furthermore, Brenda is involved in humanitarian action towards people living with disabilities through the Tunaweza foundation. Here, she takes part in the leadership of projects such as protecting vulnerable PWDs (women and girls) against gender-based violence and enhancing HIV/AIDS prevention strategies among PWDs. Brenda is also a medical doctor with four years of clinical experience from Kakira hospital, Jinja, Uganda, from 2016 to 2019. Brenda is also a Mandela Washington Fellow.