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Peter Kwame Yeboah
Peter is Executive Director of the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG), the largest private-not-for-profit and non-state provider of health services in Ghana. In April 2018, Peter was appointed as a Member of the GAVI CSO Steering Committee.
Peter holds two post-graduate degrees; a joint Master of Science in Health Policy, Planning & Financing from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and a Master of Public Health/ICHD from the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)-Amsterdam in The Netherlands.
Given the aspirational needs of ACHAP, Peter seeks to promote the growth and development of ACHAP towards attaining Universal Health Coverage in sub-Saharan Africa. Hence, his main responsibilities comprise providing strategic leadership, developing partnerships, and representing the interest of ACHAP and CHAG at the global and national health sector levels through advocacy, networking, lobbying and policy dialogue. With over two decades of experience in the faith-based and national health systems, Peter’s acquired expertise include, but not restricted to, Health Systems Strengthening/Development, Social Policy, Health Policy Planning & Financing, and Community Based Primary Health Care.
Lebohang Patricia Mothae
Vice Chair and Southern Africa Representative
Lebohang Patricia Mothae, who holds a master’s degree in Public Management (MPub), is Executive Director of Christian Health Association of Lesotho (CHAL), a network of church-owned health facilities that account for 40% of Lesotho’s health care. She has been involved in academia at the University of the Free State in South Africa and Limkonkwing University of Technology in Lesotho for about 7 years where she lectured in the areas of Public and Municipal Administration and management, Public Policy, Public Finance Management and Human Resources Management. She has also engaged in research and published in accredited journals as well as contributed a chapter in a book addressing governance and leadership, public policy and public service delivery and local governance and development. She also serves as member in National Drug Supply Council, Intercountry Coordinating Committee overseeing the national Extended Program of Immunization (EPI), Solidarmed Lesotho, National Health Research Ethics Committee etc.
Board member and WCC Representative
Mwai Makoka, MBBS is a Program Executive for Health and Healing at the World Council of Churches in Geneva. Dr. Makoka also serves on the boards of the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network. He qualified as a doctor of medicine in Malawi in 2002, and received further training in public health microbiology and infectious diseases in the U.S. Besides clinical practice, Dr. Makoka previously worked in the national HIV programme and in academia and was previously Executive Director of the Christian Health Association of Malawi. In June 2018, Dr Mwai was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors at CCIH (Christian Connections for International Health)
Paul Peter Mbeleg
Board member and Francophone Representative
Paul Pierre Mbeleg is a Board member of ACHAP and a focal point of the Council of Protestant Churches of Cameroon, member of ACHAP (CEPCA).
Paul Pierre Mbeleg holds an engineering degree in science from Howard University. From 2014 to 2016, Paul Pierre led the Presbyterian Church of Cameroon (EPC) as Director of Human Resources; he also worked as a computer expert at the National Social Insurance of Cameroon and Branch Director of the Social Insurance Fund.
Paul Pierre has also conducted several projects including studies on the Social Insurance Fund and the development of health insurance policies. He has been involved in studies aimed at eliminating the economic crisis in social insurance funds in Cameroon.
In addition, Paul Pierre worked as a strategic operational plan designer for the National Social Insurance Fund of Cameroon.
Dr. Mirfin Mpundu
Board Member and DSO Representative
Dr. Mirfin Mpundu is the Executive Director of the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network an international NGO that supports church run health institutions on pharmaceutical systems strengthening, promoting just and compassionate pharmaceutical services. He is also Head of Action on Antibiotic Resistance (ReAct) Africa part of a global network dedicated to antibiotic resistance. A clinical pharmacist and public health specialist with 20+ years of proven experience in public health, pharmaceutical supply chain management, clinical, and regulatory pharmacy practice, Dr Mirfin is passionate about access to quality-assured medicines and antibiotic resistance.
Pharm. Matthew O. Azoji
Board Member and Western Africa Region Representative
Pharm. Matthew O. AZOJI is a Managing Director/CEO of CHAN Medi-Pharm Ltd/Gte with over 30 years’ experience as pharmacist in public health, sales, marketing, business development, procurement supply management and strategic/general management in the pharmaceutical and public health sectors of Nigeria.
Pharm. Azoji holds a first class honours degree in Pharmacy and an M. Phil. in Pharmacy Administration, an M.Sc in Public Health from University of London, an MBA in Marketing and a certificates in Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis and Pharmacoeconomics from Utrecht University.
He has served on the board of Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN), Kenya for 6 years, 2008-2014 and is currently involved in strengthening systems to enhance access to essential medicines in Nigeria and environs.
Pharm. Azoji is a fellow of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP) and a member of many other professional bodies global networks of professionals committed to strengthening health systems.
Dr. Tonny Tumwesigye
Board Member and Eastern Africa Region Representative
Dr. Tonny Tumwesigye, MD (MUK), DPH (LSHTM), Msc.PH (LSHTM) is the Executive Director of the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UPMB). Prior to his time at UPMB, Dr. Tumwesigye served for ten years as the CEO and Medical superintendent of Kisiizi Hospital a 250-bed Mission Hospital in rural Uganda and a Director of the Joint Medical Store and its Subsidiary for Profit Companies co-owned by UPMB and Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau (UCMB).
His work among others has included speaking and promoting Healthy Timing and spacing of Pregnancies (FP), Health systems Strengthening, Strengthening partnerships, putting to scale innovative interventions in order to ensure the attainment of the SDGs.
Dr. Tumwesigye holds among others a Presidential Honor; “The Presidential Distinguished Services award for his outstanding contribution to health services in Uganda”.
Dr. Djékadoum Ndilta
Board Member and Central Africa Region Representative
Dr. Djékadoum Ndilta, is a medical doctor, holder of a Master’s Degree in Public Health and has been managing the Evangelical Hospital of Koyom, a district hospital located in rural areas, for 18 years. He was a member of the EPN Network Board from 2008 to 2014. Very involved in solving grassroots health problems in the community, Dr Djékadoum Ndilta has coordinated for a long time several health projects covering the areas of HIV/AIDS, malaria, hygiene, pharmaceutical management in church health facilities and the project on maternal and child health. He is involved in various field research projects, notably on malaria and geo helminths in rural areas. He is the Executive Director of the Evangelical Association for la Health in Chad, Association Evangélique pour la Santé au Tchad (AEST).
Dr. Samuel Mwenda
Dr. Samuel Mwenda serves as the General Secretary of the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK). For 15 years, as the General Secretary and CEO, he has led CHAK – a leading national FBO of Protestant churches’ health facilities and programs from all over Kenya. Dr. Mwenda has also created and led opportunities for south to south exchange and learning amongst members of the Africa Christian Health Associations Platform to build organizational capacities. He played a key role in facilitating the start-up of ACHAP. He is a member of Board of Directors of MEDS, and chairs the Board of the Institute of Family Medicine in Kenya.”
In 2016, Dr. Samuel Mwenda, served as IMA World health board member. Prior to his time at CHAK, Dr. Mwenda served for six years at the CEO of the 250-bed mission hospital (Maua Methodist Hospital) in rural Kenya. He has also worked as a medical officer for the Ministry of Health, serving rural areas of Kenya.
Board Member and ACHAP Secretariat Coordinator
Nkatha Njeru, MPH is an experienced public health specialist who has worked with the faith sector in Kenya and regionally for the past 15 years. Nkatha has extensive experience in health systems strengthening where she has worked to support non-profit organizations (especially faith-based sector) in organizational development, Policy formulation, strategic planning, human resources for health, as well as aspects of health financing. She is experienced in project design, coordination and management having provided project leadership and oversight for funding from various donor agencies and governments.