For much of her career, Kathy held senior-level technical and management positions as a professional planner and manager for public health programs for more than 25 years. Her work has focused in areas of health systems strengthening for the delivery of a high-quality package of basic health services including public policy design, HRH planning and development, health financing governance, integrated community health services (HIV, Malaria, TB, FP/RH, Mother and Child wellness); and the use of technology for universal health access. She is currently based in Geneva, Switzerland providing technical support to the Global Fund teams in charge of political and civil society advocacy for increased domestic funding for health and also collaborate to improve the engagement and participation of African constituencies to the Global fund Board. Kathy is very passionate about empowering girls through education for development, she is an active member of the Forum for African Women Educationalists, Rwanda chapter.Kathy Kantengwa earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, and her Master of Public Administration degree from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. She speaks fluent English, French, Kinyarwanda, Lingala and Swahili.