A passionate advocate for a pro-poor universal health coverage, Githinji Gitahi joined Amref Health Africa as the group chief executive officer in June 2015. Amref Health Africa, founded in 1957, is the largest African-led international organization on the continent and reaches more than 9 million people each year through 150 health-focused projects across 35 countries. Gitahi is also co-chair of the UHC2030 Steering Committee, a global World Bank and World Health Organization initiative for universal health coverage.
Millions of people’s lives are shaped by a lack of access to safe, affordable health care. Global health experts say it’s time to take action, calling on civil society to unite and urging governments to make substantial commitments to funding UHC.