Githinji Gitahi is a member of the 2019 Expert Review Committee for the Access to Medicine Index.
A passionate advocate for Universal Health Coverage, Githinji is Group CEO at Amref Health Africa. Prior to joining Amref in 2015, Githinji was Vice President and Regional Director for Africa at Smile Train International, and earlier, Managing Director for Monitor Publications in Uganda. Githinji also has direct experience of the pharmaceutical industry, having worked at GSK.
Githinji is Co-Chair of the UHC2030 Steering Committee. He is also a member of the Private Sector Advisory Board of Africa CDC, the Global Health Investment Advisory Board, and the World Health Organization’s Community Health Worker Hub. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Standard Group and holds Board member positions across Amref Health Africa offices in Africa.
Dr Githinji was recently issued the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS), by the Kenyan President, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the health sector in his role at Amref Health Africa.