Kiti Kajana is a program officer for the Access to Essential Medicines Initiative of the Open Society Public Health Program.
Prior to joining Open Society in 2014, Kajana served as director of Global Health Strategies, where she advanced clients’ advocacy and communications strategies.
Kajana previously served as a program manager for the American Cancer Society, and oversaw a capacity building program that trained more than 900 scholars in over 88 countries. During her tenure, Kajana held a joint position with Union for International Cancer Control and was seconded to the Non-Communicable Disease Alliance to serve as their advocacy manager. In the lead-up to the UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases, she served as a bridge between civil society organizations and UN Missions and agencies.
Currently, Kajana serves on the steering committee of the Young Professional Chronic Disease Network and is a TEDMED Front Line Scholar.
Kajana holds a BSc in biology, a BA in Spanish from the University of South Carolina, and an MPH with a focus on global health from Emory University.