Vision

We envision a world where natural medicines are universally accessible and used as a viable solution to foster individual and collective resiliency in all communities.

Purpose Statement

Through outreach, research, and advocacy, Zuri Global Health strives to increase regional accessibility to natural medicines for tropical diseases. We do this with a focus on working in communities impacted by poverty and the climate crisis.

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Our Team

Michelle Pickering, CCH

Michelle Pickering DSH, CCH, a graduate and diploma holder from The School of Homeopathy New York (TSHNY), and a Certified Classical Homeopath, began her homeopathic practice in CT, USA in 2006. Michelle has mentored dozens of homeopaths, worked in 4 hospitals and 15 mobile clinics, and done countless outreaches. She has volunteered, worked independently and in collaboration with other homeopaths and medical practitioners in the United States, Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and now, her present home country of Uganda.

 

In 2016, on moving to Uganda Michelle founded Zuri Global Health (previously Zuri Homeopathics) where she has been instrumental in advancing the field of homeopathy through clinical trials, research and development, training and capacity building, and advocacy. In partnership with the Ugandan Society of Homeopaths, Michelle advocated for the inclusion of homeopathy as part of the Traditional and Indigenous Medicine Bill, the first bill legalizing traditional medicine in Uganda. In addition, she has successfully registered four (4) homeopathic combination remedies with the Uganda National Drug Authority (NDA), and collaborated with them to model herbal medicine standards for other traditional medicine practitioners.

 

Michelle currently participates in the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) to Rollback Malaria in Uganda, and joins global efforts to eradicate tropical diseases. She spends most of her time working in research and development, and doing outreaches in communities impacted by poverty and disease. She is a passionate healer with an alternative approach, and is dedicated to helping clients move through a wide range of physical and emotional transitions in the most efficient and transformative way possible.

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Rose Blick

Rose Blick earned a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Vermont Rubenstein School of the Environment and Natural Resources with a minor in Political Science. Her background is in environmental education and advocacy, and she has work and volunteer experience designing and implementing youth programs for children ages 2-17 in Connecticut, Vermont, and Arizona.

 

Rose brings 3 years of experience in professional nonprofit grant writing and research. Her focus is expanding ZGH’s funding portfolio through grants with an outcomes-based approach to strategic planning and program design.

Alex Erejo

Alex Erejo is a health management specialist with significant experience in research, health systems development, academic management, organizational development and strategic planning, currently working at THETA Uganda as the Executive Director.

 

Alex also has a deep and wide experience in planning, management and evaluation of projects and programmes having undertaken many consultancies with international health and development agencies and government MDAs largely on issues of policy, planning and management of health and development programs.

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Michelle Galecki

Michelle Galecki has a Bachelors of Science from the University of Vermont where she majored in Environmental Studies and minored in Japanese. She is currently enrolled as a first-year student at the Los Angeles School of Homeopathy.

 

Michelle has experience in nonprofit work, community building, and caregiving to seniors in New York, Vermont, and California. As a Zuri Global Health team member she is responsible for providing executive and secretarial support, facilitating meetings, and strategic planning.

Neil Kiernan

Neil Kiernan was born and raised in New York City, NY. Starting in his early twenties, his professional career has been centered in the construction industry with roles spanning from contracting to engineering. Career and raising a family has taken him from New York to North Carolina, Connecticut, and Washington states.

 

As an "empty-nester" father of four, Neil currently resides in Seattle, WA, and works at a regional engineering firm. Along with personal interests ranging from cooking to the arts, he spends much of his spare time working with his wife of 30 years, Michelle Pickering, on their East Africa based non-profit Zuri Global Health.

Ms. Jackline Nasiwa

Ms. Jackline Nasiwa holds a Bachelors of laws from Makerere University, Uganda and a Masters in International Law from Oxford Brookes University. She passionately  promotes human rights, women’s and children's rights, gender inclusion, rule of law, justice and accountability, and peace.

 

As part of PILPG’s work in South Sudan through the SUCCESS Consortium, Ms. Jackline held the role of Country representative and Program Specialist providing technical assistance to South Sudanese civil society actors to more effectively engage in both formal and informal peace processes, including matters of transitional justice, traditional justice, constitutional development, good governance and civic engagement. In October 2017, Ms. Jackline founded a national NGO in South Sudan, the Centre for Inclusive Governance, Peace and Justice (CIGPJ) She is also a big supporter of women's participation in political processes and leadership in South Sudan and strives towards a gendered and just society that values human dignity, women’s rights and empowerment for development and rule of law.

Edith Nassali

Edith Nassali is a qualified homeopath who was educated at Father Muller Homeopathic College in India. Over the past 12 years she conducted free public outreaches and has worked at the Free Homeopathic Clinic in Kampala, Uganda where she has treated thousands of patients.

 

She is the Secretary of the Homeopathic Society of Uganda, where she was instrumental in the inclusion of homeopathy as part of the Traditional and Indigenous Medicine Bill.