Esperance Uwizeye, Regional Manager – Africa

Esperance serves as one of the Hope Walks Regional Managers in Africa. Esperance is a physiotherapist with more than 15 years experience working with government institutions and INGOs in treating clubfoot using the Ponseti method. Esperance commenced working with CURE clubfoot (now Hope Walks) in 2009 as the Rwanda Clubfoot Program Manager. In 2016, she was promoted to the position of Regional Program Officer for clinical responsibilities. In this role, Esperance provides technical support for 13 Africa Clubfoot Programs. She provides training, mentoring and monitoring to promote effective and high-quality management of clubfoot using the Ponseti method.

She now serves as Regional Manager responsible for the operational management for Burundi, DRC, Rwanda and Sudan.

Prior to joining Hope Walks, Esperance worked for CBM as a Director of Gahinin Rehabilitation Centre in Rwanda. In addition to her advanced Diploma in physiotherapy from University of Rwanda, Esperance holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from Kigali Independent University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Mount Kenya University. She lives in Kigali/ Rwanda, with her husband Ismael and her two daughters Nelly and Noella.