Dr. Githinji Gitahi joined Amref Health Africa in 2015. Dr. Gitahi worked in various positions in the health, media, and private sectors. Prior to joining Amref, he was the VP and Regional Director for Africa with Smile Train International. Dr Gitahi is renowned as a leader on the global and regional front with notable achievements – including co-chairing the global UHC2030 movement; serving on the Commission on Africa’s COVID-19 Response; serving as a member of the Governing Board of Africa CDC and being recently appointed to the Board of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). He also serves on the Board of The Standard Group in Kenya and the Board of Trustees of Safaricom Foundation. He is a vocal advocate for pro-poor Universal Health Coverage and leads the largest thought leadership convening on the African health agenda.