Sharifah Sekalala

Associate Fellow, Global Health Programme

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Sharifah is a Reader in the Law School at the University of Warwick. She is an interdisciplinary researcher whose work is at the intersection of international law, public policy, and global health.

She is particularly focused on the role of human rights frameworks in addressing global health inequalities particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.

She is currently working on three key projects. The first is on digital health within the context of epidemiological surveillance, universal health coverage, and innovation in health systems. The second is on legal reform for pandemics in the wake of the COVID-19 access, and the third looks at how we can use litigation for greater accountability for health systems.

She has consulted on human rights and health in several developing countries and worked for international organizations such as UNAIDS, World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Past experience

2021 - present Reader, University of Warwick
2021 - present Strategic Advisory Network, Economic Social Research Council
2016 - present Trustee - Academic Member of Royal African Society Council
2017-20 Member of Working Group on Research on Global Health Crises, Nuffield Council on Bioethics
2012 Lawyer, Sebalu and Lule Law Firm, Uganda