Faridah Luyiga

Advocacy Lead

Faridah Luyiga Mwanje joined ICM in 2021. As Advocacy Lead, Faridah is responsible for implementing ICM’s Advocacy Strategy, providing technical advocacy support to Midwives Associations, and coordinating joint policy/advocacy projects with key stakeholders.

Prior to joining ICM, Faridah dedicated over 15 years to advocating for sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (SRMNCAH) from the demand-side perspective, supporting countries in Africa and Asia. Transitioning to the supply-side perspective, Faridah is privileged to continue her work as an advocate for midwives and midwifery, emphasizing the crucial role health workers and their associations play in improving health outcomes for women and newborns.

Faridah holds a Bachelor of Mass Communication degree, a Master of Business Administration, and served as a Fellow with the MakSPH-CDC HIV/AIDS Fellowship Programme at the School of Public Health. A member of the Coalition Steering Committee of the Self-care Trailblazers Group, she is passionate about advancing SRMNCAH globally.

In her leisure time, Faridah enjoys travelling, dancing, and spending quality time with her family.

Based In: Uganda
Home Country: Uganda
Languages: English