Zaida Orth

Zaida Orth

Post Doctoral Fellow

PhD , Public Health, University of the Western Cape
MA, Research Psychology, University of the Western Cape
BA, Sociology , Stellenbosch University
BA, Psychology, Stellenbosch University
Kuala Lumpur
South Africa
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Zaida Orth is a postdoctoral researcher working under pillar 2 at UNU-IIGH. Currently, she is part of the team working on the Regional Promising Practices Project to understand what works to integrate gender in government health programmes in Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia.

UNU-IIGH in partnership with the School of Public Health (SoPH) at the University of Western Cape (UWC)  in South Africa and Public Health Foundation of India through its Ramalingaswami Centre on Equity and Social Determinants of Health in India, have undertaken this project to create an evidence-base of critical factors that led to successful gender integration in government health programmes at regional or national level through a practice-based analysis of between 8-10 case studies. 

Zaida joined UNU-IIGH in 2021 as a PhD Fellow working on the ‘Power Of’ think piece and podcast series and focused on work related to understanding and advancing feminist leadership in health. Following the internship, she continued working as a consultant under UNU-IIGH Pillar 2.  

Prior to Joining UNU-IIGH, Zaida worked as a psychology lecturer at the South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP) (2018-2020) and Cornerstone Institute (2021-2022) and volunteered as a blog writer for the Africa Matters Initiative between 2017-2018. In 2022 she was selected to be part of the Emerging Voices for Global Health (EV4GH) cohort which serves as a thematic working group of Health Systems Global (HSG).