Dr. Djékadoum Ndilta
Dr. Djékadoum Ndilta, is a medical doctor and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health. He is the Executive Director of the Evangelical Association for Health in Chad- Association Evangélique pour la Santé au Tchad (AEST) and manages the Evangelical Hospital of Koyom.
Dr Ndilta has coordinated several health projects in HIV/AIDS, malaria, hygiene, pharmaceutical management in church health facilities, and maternal and child health. He is involved in various field research projects, notably on malaria and geo helminths. He also served as a board member EPN from 2008 to 2014.
ACHAP SECRETARIAT COORDINATOR/CEO
Nkatha Njeru, MPH is an experienced public health professional who has worked with the faith sector in Kenya and regionally for the past 17 years. She has extensive experience in health systems strengthening where she has worked to support non-profit organisations (especially faith-based sector) in organizational capacity development, Policy formulation, strategic planning, human resources for health, as well as 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. She is the team leader for the Africa Christian health Associations Platform (ACHAP), an umbrella organization for Christian health Associations (CHAS) with membership in more than 30 African Countries whose mandate is to support health care systems of CHA members.
Dr. Mwai Makoka
WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES REPRESENTATIVE
Mwai Makoka, MBBS, is a Programme Executive for Health and Healing at the World Council of Churches in Geneva. 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 has worked in academia and the national HIV programme, and was previously Executive Director of the Christian Health Association of Malawi. Dr. Makoka also serves on the boards of the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN) and Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH).
Dr. Josephine Balati
EASTERN AFRICA REGION REPRESENTATIVE
Dr Josephine Balati is a Public Health specialist and holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from the School of Public Health and Social Sciences of the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and an M.D degree from Varna Medical and Teaching University in Bulgaria; Post-graduate Diploma in Health Systems Management from Galilee International Management Institute in Israel; a Diploma in Leadership and Management. She has over 16 years of experience in public health and the management of health systems. She is an expert in public health administration and also in program design and grants management, strategic planning, health financing, monitoring and evaluation of health programs and research.
Dr. Balati is the Director of Health Services of Christian Social Services Commission (CSSC) in Tanzania.
Dr. Pius Tih
CENTRAL AFRICA REGION REPRESENTATIVE
Dr. Pius Tih holds a Ph.D in Public Health and is the Director of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services, CBCHS. He is one of the founding members of the National Drug Procurement and Distribution Center, CENAME and served as its Board Chair for 5 years. He is current Board Chair of the Northwest Regional Fund for Health promotion, Board Chair of the National TB laboratory and member of the National Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Working Group in Cameroon. He is also member of many professional associations and an adjunct faculty of two universities – University of Boston, USA and University of Buea, Cameroon.
Dr. Samuel Mwenda
Dr. Samuel Mwenda is the General Secretary of the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK). 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 Kenya Ministry of Health.
He is a member of Board of Directors of MEDS, and chairs the Board of the Institute of Family Medicine in Kenya, and has previously served as a board member of IMA World health.
WESTERN AFRICA REGION REPRESENTATIVE
Michael Idah is the Country Director / Secretary General of the Christian Health Association of Nigeria (CHAN). He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Public Health Administration and has extensive experienced in public health, disability inclusion, and community development.
SOUTHERN AFRICA REGION REPRESENTATIVE
Makatleho Mohasi is the Executive Director of the Christian Health Association of Lesotho (CHAL). She has previously worked in the space of Human Rights and Good Governance supporting Lesotho to protect Human Rights and uphold best practices of Good Governance; advocacy for The Human Rights Commission and National Reforms. Her values centre around the protection of Human Rights and the Christian values of caring and giving.
DRUG SUPPLY ORGANISATIONS REPRESENTATIVE
Richard Neci is the Executive Director of the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN). He holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honors in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Kinshasa, an advanced diploma in humanitarian Logistics from ISS-DRC and a Postgraduate Certificate of Management from Cumbria University.
He also serves as President of the Provincial Council of Pharmacists, and was previously Managing Director of the Dépôt Central Médico-Pharmaceutique 8e CEPAC (DCMP 8th CEPAC) in DRC.