(Full bio coming soon)
Mr. Jacob Onyango works for the Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS), a Christian non-profit making organization based in Nairobi, Kenya.
MEDS provides essential medicines and medical supplies to a variety of non-profit clients, including: Church health facilities in Kenya, NGOs providing free or subsidized health care services in Kenya, the Horn of Africa & the Great Lakes region, donor funded public health care projects, government health facilities through their cost sharing fund, and community based health care initiatives.
As the head of the Finance Department at MEDS, Mr Onyango is responsible for the overall management of the Finance and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
Mr Onyango joined the HAI Africa Board in 2006. He has extensive experience in accounting, financial planning and management gained from working in the insurance sector for seven years, one year with a financial investments company, before moving to MEDS where he has worked for the last ten years. Mr Onyango is a certified chartered accountant, a certified public secretary and has a diploma in business management. He is also currently studying for a law degree at the University of Nairobi.
Ms Berthe-Douala is a public health pharmacist currently working as the Vice-President of REMED, a Medicines and Development Network based in Paris. REMED works on improved access to quality medicines in low-income countries (mainly in French speaking West African countries).
Ms Doula has many years experience practicing as a pharmacist in various hospitals in France. She has been a member of the Civil Society Advisory Group to the UNITAID board of Directors since 2008. UNITAID is an innovative financing mechanisms for medicines on tuberculosis, malaria and HIV and AIDS. She holds a PhD in Pharmacy, University of Picardie, Amiens-France.
Patrick Mubangizi: He has been involved in research, advocacy and implementing projects in access to medicines in Sub-Saharan Africa in the public and private not for profit sectors in the last 10years. Research interests are health financing, access to medicines and financial risk management.
He managed HAI Africa in 2005-2009 and was engaged in many intercontinental policy discussions on access to essential medicines. Currently he works as a Lecturer at Uganda Christian University where he specializes in financial management, procurement and logistics management and occasionally engages in consultancy work in access to essential medicines.
Patrick holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Makerere University, Bsc in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, a Masters in Management Studies from Uganda Management Institute and an M.Sc. Finance from the University of Wales. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the UK.
Christa Cepuch is a pharmacist with an interest in public health.
After graduating and working as a clinical pharmacist in Canada, she moved to Kenya in 2002 and has worked for various organizations on access to medicines projects.
She joined the HAI Africa board in 2015.
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