Kakenya Ntaiya, Founder and President of the Kakenya Center for Excellence

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/412679661″ params=”color=#ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Read a reflection article by Writing Fellow Jessica Oh. Empowering Girls, Transforming Communities: The Power of Grassroots Leadership Thursday, March 8, 2018 Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya’s life was supposed to follow a traditional path. Engaged at age 5, the expectation was that she would then leave school and marry, but Kakenya had a different plan. She negotiated with the village elders to do what no girl had ever done: leave her Maasai village to … Continue reading “Kakenya Ntaiya, Founder and President of the Kakenya Center for Excellence”

Muhammad Pate, Former Minister of State for Health of Nigeria

Leadership Lessons Learned: Eradicating Polio in Nigeria Thursday, September 8, 2016 [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/282768034″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate served as Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health from 2011-2013. Prior, he was the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), in Abuja, Nigeria. Dr. Pate is currently a professor at the Duke University Global Health Institute. He also serves on the agenda committee of the World Economic Forum and is a member of the … Continue reading “Muhammad Pate, Former Minister of State for Health of Nigeria”

David Mwakyusa, Parliament Member and Former Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Tanzania

Convergence of Leadership in Tanzania: Physician to Professor to Parliament [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89311446″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Professor David Homeli Mwakyusa has an established background in medicine, politics and academia. He completed fellowships in gastroenterology in Scotland and the United States, and served as the Director of Administration and Hospital Services at Muhimbili, the national hospital of Tanzania. He serves as Professor and was Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Dar es Salaam University Medical School. Professor … Continue reading “David Mwakyusa, Parliament Member and Former Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Tanzania”