Rural Trauma Initiative is a non-profit society striving to empower people without access to emergency care through crucial medical knowledge and enthusiastic members around the globe. RTI is an inclusive society: everyone, independent of gender, sexuality, religion or ethnicity, is welcome to become a member or attend our classes.


All members of the board work pro-bono

Olivia Kiwanuka
MD, DiMM, FAWM. Founder of RTI

Olivia is surgeon, researcher and expedition doctor with a passion for equality and human rights.
CEO and founder of Adventure Medicine Sweden and Rural Trauma Initiative.

Ken Zafren
Emergency Physician 

Ken Zafren is an emergency physician at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska USA and at Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California USA, where he is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine. He is the Associate Medical Director of the Himalayan Rescue Association (Nepal) and a member of the International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine (ICAR MEDCOM). Dr. Zafren has also served as the Emergency Programs Medical Director for the State of Alaska.

Bayarsaikhan Luvsandorj Mongol 
MD.  Advisor

Gynecologist, researcher, and avid mountaineer. Deputy Director, National Cancer Center Of Mongolia. Mongolian doctor of the year, President of Mongol Hiking society and summiteer of several +8000m peaks (including Mount Everest).

Max-Michel Koljin
Documentary Journalist

As a documentary journalist, Max is specialised in using photography and film to tell stories with a social impact.

Jakob Wästberg
Advisory Pro & Strategy 

Starting six companies in four different countries has taught Jakob more management lessons than Harvard, LSE, Handels or any other business school could ever do. Jakobs helicopter view on company structure, logistics and new media puts him in a league of his own.

Helene Stevenberg
CD & Graphic Designer 

With experience on both sides of the table, combined with an autodidact knowledge in most fields of her profession, RTI was a given experience Helene could not resist. The perks of working with equality and human rights was the extra topping on the task.