Meet The Team
Bernadette holds a bachelor's degree in health science (Public Health) and is currently working on her Master of Human Rights at Curtin University. She has recently worked in infectious disease, specifically with the CALD HIV/BBV community and was also involved in COVID 19 Response and Implementation program for migrant and culturally diverse communities in Melbourne.
She is the founder of Woman Eternal Org., her passion as well as lived experience and Christian faith led her to this worthwhile journey. She is passionate about, human rights, maternal and child health advocacy, and community development.
Bernadette is also a children’s book author and a mum of four beautiful and talented children.
Rudo currently serve Woman Eternal as a treasurer. She joined this cause as she believes that it is one way in which as a Christian she can "do justly and love mercy and walk humbly" (Micah 6:8) in service to God and others. In the past Rudo has done some volunteer work with different organizations, including going on a mission trip to Zimbabwe. These experiences exposed her to the devastating social state of some of our brothers and sisters. As such, she has a strong desire to actively participate in fostering positive changes for those in need. Rudo believes our efforts will have a transformative impact on the lives of the women and their communities.
Zainabu has a background in public relations and has a heart for helping women in her local community. She is a passionate advocate for vulnerable mothers and has been involved in campaigning against issues involving female genital mutilation and under-age marriages.
Zainabu manages the administrative duties and other day to day activities at Woman Eternal Lea Mama Drop-in Centre in Nairobi Kenya, while also overseeing the smooth running of the Pre/Post Natal community welfare support program. She also conducts the in-house training for new helpers.
Zainab is a mum of three wonderful children.
Dr Yeukai Budahazy
Yeukai is an early career researcher (ECR) currently working as a project officer for the Generation Victoria (GenV) project at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). She recently completed her PhD thesis titled “Exercise and high-fat feeding in growth restricted mothers differentially modulates the placental nutrient sensing, vasculogenic and stress pathway of second-generation offspring”.
In addition to her interest in understanding the early origins of chronic diseases and how these are programmed in pregnancy and persist into adulthood, she has a passion for seeing pregnant women have successful and safe pregnancy outcomes. Being a part of the Woman Eternal team allows her to realise her passion for providing safety, access to medical assistance and support to pregnant women in need.
Bertha is a member of Woman Eternal fraternity and the Founder & Director at Fuzu Dada Initiative in Kenya. She holds a BSc. in Population & Reproductive Health, a PGD in Project Management and is currently pursuing her Master in Research and Public Policy. She is a public health and research expert with vast experience in: Youth and adolescents projects, key and general populations research, people, and project management.
Bertha is passionate about working with communities to improve their socio-economic lives and wellbeing. She is a wife, a mother, a mentor, assertive, charismatic and lives by the mantra 'If you want to achieve greatness, stop asking for permission'.