About the event

The rules of engagement and influence are ever changing even on important issues like our health. Ahead of the World Health Assembly, Devex talks with Lippi Doshi about how social media has disrupted global health communications, the role of digital in health literacy to empower populations to make healthier choices, and what truly influences health decisions in this new era.

As part of the On Message series, Devex is convening this 30-minute conference call hosted by Associate Director of Communications Carine Umuhumuza to discuss the latest trends, strategies, and priorities for communications and social media for global health. This call is the first in an ongoing monthly series highlighting individuals from across sectors who have successfully harnessed the power of social media and digital communications to advance development goals.

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The Speakers


Carine Umuhumuza

Associate Director, Communications
Carine Umuhumuza is the Associate Director of Communications at Devex. She has launched over a dozen major campaigns in partnership with leading communicators from a range of development agencies, major corporations, NGOs, and social enterprises. Her passion for connecting people and creating impact through stories is homegrown, inherited from her father — a journalist at one of the leading newspapers in Rwanda. Carine got her journalism and storytelling chops at Syracuse University's Newhouse School and moved to D.C. to start her career in social media and digital strategy. Starting her career on the cusp of the social media boom, Carine has a digital-first approach to storytelling and content curation. As the resident social media guru, she’s often an early adopter of new tools and techniques for storytelling, mastering them and teaching others how to use them.

Lippi Doshi

Social Media for Global Health
Lippi Doshi is a global health and development communications professional with over 10 years of specialized experience in advocacy communications, digital campaigns, and social media strategy. Currently, she is a public affairs advisor in the Bureau of Global Health at USAID and the co-chair of Social Media for Global Health. She also leads her own strategic communications practice out of Washington, D.C., advising organizations like Women in Global Health, EngenderHealth, Global Health Council, and more. Over her career, Lippi has served on the communications and advocacy teams of many development organizations, including PATH, the Maternal and Child Survival Program, Jhpiego, Palladium, Johns Hopkins Center for Communications Programs, and Sabin Vaccine Institute.

Sophie Edwards

Senior Reporter
Sophie Edwards is a Senior Reporter for Devex based in London covering global development news including global education, water and sanitation, innovative financing, the environment along with other topics. She has previously worked for NGOs, the World Bank and spent a number of years as a journalist for a regional newspaper in the U.K. She has an MA from the Institute of Development Studies and a BA from Cambridge University.

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