Sarah L. Bosha is the director of the Capacity-Building Initiative and a visiting professor of law. Her work focuses on health, gender, and human rights and, in particular, advancing accountability and justice for violations of the right to health.
Prior to joining O’Neill, Bosha worked as a Global Health Research Specialist at the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame. In that role, she taught courses on health and human rights, and ethics in global health. She also supervised Masters of Global Health students in their capstone research projects focused on human rights issues in the Gambia. Bosha managed a partnership between the Eck Institute for Global Health and a leading international advocacy group, AIDS-Free World. In that capacity she worked with the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa, to support victims of Yahya Jammeh’s fraudulent HIV cure to obtain justice for violations of their right to health. In addition, she was part of the legal team that presented a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human & Peoples Rights, challenging Jamaica’s homophobic Offences Against the Person Act, for its violation of the right to health and other human rights of LGBTQ+ persons.
Bosha holds an LLBS (Honours) degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Zimbabwe, an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law from the Klau Center at the University of Notre Dame, and an M.A. in international Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame.