Mr. Itai Rusike

Mr. Itai Rusike

Executive Director, Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) –Zimbabwe.

Itai is a Public Health Activist with almost 20 years’ experience organizing involvement of communities in health actions in Zimbabwe. He is the immediate past Deputy-Chairperson of the Public Health Advisory Board in Zimbabwe; Member of the National Steering Committee on Results Based Financing (RBF); National Maternal Deaths Surveillance and Response (MDSR) Committee; Editorial Committee Member of the Health Matters Magazine. He is a Steering Committee Member of the Regional Network for Equity in Health in east and southern Africa (EQUINET) coordinating the Social Empowerment Cluster. Itai is the Chairperson for the Peoples Health Movement Zimbabwe, and Coordinator of the African Civil Society Platform for Universal Health Coverage. Itai was in the first Zimbabwe National AIDS Council Board (Disbursement Committee). He holds tertiary level qualifications in Mechanical Engineering, Community Journalism, Research Methods and Health Financing.