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Dr. Wala Elizabeth
Programme Director, Health Systems Strengthening, Amref Health Africa in Kenya
Vice-chair, Kenya Healthcare Federation (2018 -current)

Co-chair, SDGs Kenya Forum (2019 - current)

Education:
Certificate in Economic Evaluation of Global Health – University of Washington
Master of Science in Infectious Diseases - University of London (LSHTM)
University of Nairobi - MBChB

Career:
Dr. Wala has more than 15 years’ experience spanning the fields of health systems strengthening for
universal health coverage, health care policy development, pharmaceutical medicine and clinical
research. She is known and respected for program refinements and building credibility and
partnerships across cultures and with leading national and international private, public, and non-profit
health sector stakeholders. She has participated in the development of key national and international
policies and guidelines across many African countries. She has served as organization representative
at national and international forums, conferences, technical working groups, and advisory boards.

Awards:
 Upcoming Human Rights Defender of the Year Award Nominee 2017 – for demonstrating
courage and impact in the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental
freedoms in the health care space during the doctors’ industrial strike and the 2017 elections
period in Kenya.

 Business Daily Top 40 Under 40 Women 2016 - Based on her outstanding contribution to the
segments of the economy in matters health in Kenya inspiring confidence in the fact that the
country is on the path of progress despite the many challenges.