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About Us

Welcome to the AL for Health Network, a program with a noble aim: foster collaboration among key stakeholders in African healthcare. Our mission is clear—to unite forces in pursuit of enduring solutions to the continent’s most pressing healthcare challenges. 

For over a decade, ALA has been a leading force in developing Africa’s future leaders through its esteemed 2-year diploma program, renowned for its rigorous focus on continuous professional growth. In 2018, AL for Health emerged as a beacon of opportunity, seamlessly integrating emerging leaders into high-impact internships spanning the continent. These internships serve as vital stepping stones, empowering young talents to forge meaningful careers in the healthcare sector. 

At the heart of the AL for Health Network lies a diverse and vibrant community. Comprising ALA students and alumni, Mastercard Foundation scholars, and over 80 esteemed partner organizations within the healthcare sector, our network stands as a testament to the power of collaboration. Together, we form a formidable alliance, driven by a shared vision of propelling African healthcare forward. 

Join us as we embark on this transformative journey. Together, we can build a healthier, brighter future for Africa. 

Meet the Team

Dr. Kedei Ibiang

Sector Lead

Dr. Kedei Ibiang is a public health leader known for her ability to seamlessly integrate clinical expertise with adept project management skills, resulting in the development and implementation of innovative strategies to enhance health systems. She earned her bachelor's degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Calabar, Nigeria, and has furthered her education by obtaining pertinent public health certifications from esteemed institutions worldwide.

Tinyiko Nyathi

Network Coordinator

Meet Tinyiko Nyathi, a dynamic UX strategist driven by a fervent passion for professional development, social impact, and STEM initiatives. With a rich background in project development and management, Tinyiko blends her expertise in UX strategy, project management, content creation, and design thinking to approach every endeavour with mindfulness and a competitive edge. Armed with a BA degree in Development and Management from Northwest University, Tinyiko has honed her skills and knowledge to become a force for positive change in the fields of health and education.

Meet the Taskforce

The AL for Health task force plays a vital role in the network’s day-to-day operations. Comprised of ALA students, alumni, and MasterCard Foundation scholars, these dedicated individuals work alongside the sector lead and network coordinator. Each task force member is assigned to support an AL for Health project aligned with their interests throughout the year.

What sets the task force apart is their strong connections with their peers. This connectivity ensures that their involvement in planning and executing AL for Health projects effectively addresses the needs of network members. As a cohesive unit, the task force embodies the spirit of collaboration and commitment to advancing healthcare initiatives within the AL for Health Network.

Tchofor Dick Nchang

A health advocate and entrepreneur passionate about the use of entrepreneurship to bridge the gap in quality healthcare disparities, particularly for people living with sickle cell. He recently moved to Africa Health Holdings Limited (AHH) after four years at Sickle Cell International Foundation where he managed the strategy and execution of its mission. At ALA, he founded a student enterprise that introduced a successful line of low-cost nutritious meals, which ultimately became the highest-grossing student enterprise.

Tharcille Tuyisenge

Recent Quest University Canada graduate with a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Public Health. Her passion is building systems that promote fair and equitable distribution of healthcare resources. Over the years, Tharcille has contributed to projects addressing socio-economic factors’ impact on the health and wellbeing of the population(s). She has worked with NGOs providing primary health services in Rwanda and Uganda, as well as a pharmacy assistant and medical office assistant in Canada.

Tafadzwa Matika

Tafadzwa holds an MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine from the University of Oxford. He is an Oxford in Berlin Research Scholar who supports work in digital health and global vaccines access. Passionate about Public Health, he has four years of experience in clinical research and programmatic work. He co-led the development of a grant application package that was awarded a $500,000 grant from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to help support immunization systems strengthening work in Zimbabwe.

Courage Matiza

Courage is a global health professional with 10+ years of experience working on building health systems and improving health outcomes on the African continent. Over the last few years, he has been working on saving women and adolescent girls’ lives by increasing access to lifesaving contraceptives. Courage has a liberal arts background with a dual BA degree in Biochemistry/Biophysics and History from Amherst College and a master’s in Global Health and Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh. Courage is passionate about using technology and entrepreneurship to improve healthcare access.

Thatohatsi Sefuthi

A qualified pharmacist, registered with the Lesotho, Medical, Dental and Pharmacy Council (LMDPC). Thato holds an MPhil in Health Systems and Public Health and is a PhD candidate in Public Health. An aspiring Health Systems Specialist, Thato has experience in research conceptualization, design, implementation, and evaluation. Thato worked at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Lesotho, where she introduced an Advanced HIV Disease (AHD) package of care to all hospitals and health centers, achieving 95% coverage in district hospitals. Thato currently works at CHAI Laos as a TB/ HIV Associate, where she supports the national rollout and introduction of optimal ARV and TB commodities.

Orein Francis Jafter

Orein’s interest primarily lies in the impact and role of Nano biomedicine and Technopreneurship in creating sustainable innovations and business opportunities on the African Continent.