An Otolaryngologist and Audiologist with interest in audio-otology, prevention, early identification and management of hearing loss including rehabilitation, working towards a time when all children placed in school will need to have a known hearing status. Kaitesi has vast experience in clinical medicine, medical education, leadership, research, collaborations for medical education as well as involvement in community based health care interventions. She is the Founding chairperson of Hearing Health Rwanda and the CEO of Humanhood Clinics. Previously, she has worked as a Senior Lecturer and Head of ENT Department at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Rwanda. Presently, she serves as; General Secretary – Rwanda Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Society (ROHNSS); Treasurer – Rwanda Medical and Dental council (RMDC); Program Advisor – Starkey Hearing Foundation, Rwanda; Member of the Starkey Global Hearing Healthcare Advisory Board; and Member of the Independent Monitoring Board on the implementation of the “short duration treatment protocol for MDR-TB patients in Rwanda. She is also a member of the Rwanda Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Society (ROHNSS); and the Rwanda Surgical Society (RSS). Besides CARTA, she has been a DAAD fellow (2014-2016) while pursuing her PhD in Public health at Makerere University, Uganda. She holds an MSc in Audiology from the University of Southampton in the UK, a Masters of Medicine degree in Ear Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Surgery from University of Nairobi in Kenya and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Medicine from the now University of Rwanda. Her research interest is audio-otology with a bias in primary health promotion and prevention interventions as well as advocacy and policies for ear and hearing health.