Board of Directors
Charity has passion for providing leadership in creating meaningful relationships for brands based on market insights of the stakeholders. She thrives in building and working with diverse teams and tapping into the rich knowledge, culture and insights. Charity has 15 years marketing and communication industry experience with background from the media and financial services sectors having started off in an advertising agency- McCann Erickson Kenya. In 2004 she joined Faulu Microfinance Bank where she served 10 years as the Head of Marketing & Product Development spearheading the micro-leasing products strategy to drive the assets growth and also transitioned the brand through a successful rebrand after the Microfinance Act was changed to allow for deposit taking institutions in 2009.
Prof. Sylvia Ojoo
Professor Ojoo, is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University Centre for Global Health Practice and Impact. she was an Assistant Professor of Medicine with the Clinical Infectious Diseases Division of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA. Over the past 12 years Professor Ojoo has led the development, implementation and ensured the technical quality of large-scale HIV care and treatment programmes across all levels of health institutions in Kenya, serving over 100,000 patients on antiretroviral treatment.
Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), Dr. Omumbo began her career in epidemiology in 1995 working as part of the Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme in Kenya.In 2002 she was awarded a Wellcome Trust Prize studentship scholarship to undertake a D.Phil. at the University of Oxford in modelling the spatial risks of Plasmodium falciparum in East Africa.
Dr. Deus Bazira
Dr. Deus Bazira is a global health practitioner with more than 28 years of experience and field working experience in more than 15 countries spanning academia, public policy and healthcare delivery. He is the Director and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Center for Global Health Practice and Impact within the Georgetown University Medical Center. He leads a multi-disciplinary team working to strengthen health systems and solve intractable public health challenges through implementation science, data science and health technology solutions in several countries. His current portfolio includes managing multi-country HIV prevention, care, and treatment programs, public health program evaluation, patient-centered health care delivery innovative models, implementation science, public health surveillance and health security initiatives in the U.S.A, Pacific Region and Sub-Sahara Africa.
Prior to joining Georgetown University, Dr Bazira was the founding Director of the Center for International Health Education and Biosecurity (CIHEB) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he led development, design, and implementation of a portfolio of programs implemented in more than twelve countries focused on integrated service delivery, implementation science, health security, training and broader health systems strengthening.
Earlier on, Dr. Bazira worked as a Senior Lecturer in the Health Economics Unit within the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town South Africa where he was also Program Director of the premier Oliver Tambo Health Leadership & Management Fellowship Program.
Dr. Bazira has undertaken research in public-private partnership in health, diffusion of health innovations, innovative health financing under decentralized systems, pharmaceutical regulation, hospital governance and efficiency. Current research and focus include: Modeling care delivery to optimize health outcomes – effectiveness and quality, cost and efficiency, patient and provider experiences; Novel approaches to improve country capacity and preparedness to detect, prevent and respond to major health security threats, and; Translating evidence from research and program interventions to improve public health policy, practice and enhance sustainability.
In addition to leading several education, research, and institutional strengthening programs, Dr. Bazira has also led implementation of point-of care technologies and strategic planning for Ministries of Health, pharmaceutical sector regulation and innovative health care financing. He has consulted widely for governments and industry in several African countries, the Caribbean, India and China.
Dr. Bazira received Doctoral degree in Health Policy and Management from the Gillings Global School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015. He was a distinction recipient of the Arthur B. Holzworth Endowed Scholarship in Health Leadership in 2013. In addition, he holds Master of Public Health in Health Economics from University of Cape Town, South Africa, a Master of Business Administration in Corporate Strategy and Bachelor of Pharmacy degree with honors, both from Makerere University, Uganda and a post-MBA Executive Diploma with distinction in Strategic Management from Maastricht School of Management, Maastricht Netherlands.
Dr. Andrew Nyandigisi
Dr. Andrew Nyandigisi is a goal oriented; people focused visionary who has recently joined Health Strat as the team’s vision bearer. With a career spanning 10 years, Dr. Nyandigisi has extensive experience in the field of health with a bias in health policy and health systems strengthening. He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from University Of Nairobi, MSC in Health Economics and Policy and an MBA in Strategic Management all from The University of Nairobi.