Mr. Magnifique IRAKOZE
African Director of the International Federation of Medical Students, Kigali , RWANDA
The medical students’ association of Rwanda is an independent, non-governmental and non-political organ of medical students of Rwanda. Our mission is to promote the science and research culture within members and our main focus is Providing a Rwandan medical students a forum to discuss topics related to individuals and community health, education and science and to formulate policies from such discussions as well as Contributing to the well being of Rwanda by engaging medical students in the fight against major public health challenges such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Dr Abam Gladys MAMBO-DOH
Ethics & Compliance Director, Durham, SA
Dr Waruguru Wanjau
Medical Doctor, Samburu County Government, Kenya
Dr. Waruguru Wanjau is currently working as a medical doctor at Samburu County Referral Hospital in Maralal, Kenya. She has a MBChB -Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and a BSc (Human Anatomy) from University of Nairobi. She also holds a diploma in Spanish Language and Culture from the Universidad de Navarra.
She has wide experience in global health. As a medical student she was in the national executive of the Medical Students Association of Kenya (MSAKE). She then served at the International Federation of Medical Students Associations(IFMSA) , a federation of 120 national medical students organizations as the Regional Coordinator for Africa then the Liaison Officer to the World Health Organization (WHO).
She was a youth commissioner for the Lancet- University of Oslo commission on Global governance for health and a policy fellow for the G4 Alliance on surgery, obstetrics, anaesthesia and trauma. She worked with the International Health Partnership (IHP+) between WHO and the World Bank as an intern and later as a communications consultant.
She is currently a member of steering committee of the Commonwealth youth health network and a team member in women in global health that is working to achieve gender equity within global health leadership.
Dr. Githinji Gitahi
Group CEO, Amref Health Africa
Dr Gitahi joined Amref Health Africa on June 1, 2015. Until his appointment at Amref Health Africa, Dr Gitahi was the Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, Smile Train International, where he successfully established partnerships for long-term sustainability with various African governments. Prior to that he worked with the Nation Media Group, where he was the Managing Director for Monitor Publications in Uganda as well as General Manager for Marketing and Circulation in East Africa. He also held progressively senior positions at GlaxoSmithKline, Avenue Group and the insurance industry.
Dr Gitahi has a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery and a Masters in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing.
Dr. Peter Okebukola
Associate Partner, McKinsey & Co
Peter Okebukola is an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company. He leads McKinsey’s healthcare work in Nigeria and West Africa and is a leader in McKinsey’s Global Health, Health and Health Care Systems and Pharmaceuticals and Medical Products Practices. He is an expert in topics related to universal healthcare, supply chain management, public-private partnerships, immunization finance and government strategy, operational improvement and organizational change.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Peter has worked as a physician, consultant to large organizations including the Pan-American Health Organization and the US Department of Health and Human Services, in the public sector at the National Health Insurance Scheme in Nigeria and as a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and Centre for Communication Programs in Baltimore, Maryland.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University and the University of Lagos, Peter is a physician who holds a PhD in Health Economics and Finance and an MBA.