Angela Nyambura Gichaga
Before joining the Financing Alliance for Health in 2017, an organization that helps African countries fund community health programmes, Gichaga was always at the forefront of health service delivery in her home country Kenya. She has worked as a clinician and administrator within the Ministry of Health in diverse working environments, including the city, rural and other remote areas. The goal of the Financing Alliance, set up in 2016, is to support the scale-up of the nearly 700,000 community health workers needed in sub-Saharan Africa to close the health coverage gap, and in turn, save an estimated 300,000 lives a year. Apart from being the main head to direct the affairs of the organization, Gichaga is also a bridge-builder. She persuades donors to expand financing for community health while working with African ministries to make the most of those resources, according to Fortune.