Gender, Adolescent, and Youth Advisor for the USAID Maternal Child Health and Nutrition Activity
Joy Edith Angulo is EnCompass’ Gender, Adolescent, and Youth Advisor for the USAID Maternal Child Health and Nutrition Activity in Uganda. She is a social scientist with nearly 20 years’ experience in program management and training in health systems with donors, international NGOs, and local government structures. She has offered strategic guidance on and overseen implementation of national and community health programs, supported health worker capacity strengthening to support people living with HIV/AIDS, and provided training-of-trainers support for the Uganda Ministry of Health on topics such as HIV prevention and pediatric and adolescent health. She has worked on activities funded by USAID, PEPFAR, and the CDC.
Ms. Angulo is passionate about promoting gender equality and preventing sexual and gender-based violence among adolescent girls and young women. She has coordinated with the Uganda ministries of health, gender, and education to define and inform policy in mainstreaming gender in health programming and offered technical guidance on cross-cutting issues involving gender, gender-based violence, child safeguarding and protection, and adolescent health. She provided technical guidance on integrating gender in HIV and other health services for program teams, district teams, and facility teams working in South West and East Central Uganda. She offered technical input into the overall design and implementation of a Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion Analysis to guide USAID program implementation. She supported development of the Uganda Adolescent Health Policy, Adolescent Health Guidelines and Standards, and HIV Prevention Strategy among Adolescent Girls and Young Women, and adoption of a World Health Organization global strategic plan for preventing and responding to gender-based violence and violence against children.
Ms. Angulo has developed training-of-trainers curricula for health programming in gender integration, gender-based violence and violence against children, child safeguarding and protection, prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, pediatric HIV and adolescent health, maternal and child health, HIV prevention, care, and treatment, nutrition, palliative care, psychosocial support, and counselling. She has provided coaching and mentorship and technical expertise for national Technical Working Groups addressing a range of health and psychosocial issues. She has an MA in Women and Gender Studies from Makerere University in Uganda and a Master of Divinity (Educational Studies) from Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology in Kenya.