Ramadhani Abdallah Noor

Noor says that shortly after qualifying as a junior doctor, he became overwhelmed by the number of patients that – despite his efforts – were dying from preventable and/or treatable diseases and conditions. He went on to study public health at Harvard, and took on the role of coordinating seven malaria vaccine trials in five …

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Lindiwe Majele Sibanda

Sibanda grew up on a farm in rural Zimbabwe, and believes her strong personal connection to Africa’s agricultural traditions has helped her become one of the continent’s leading advocates for food and nutrition security. At FANRPAN, Sibanda coordinates agricultural policy research and advocacy programs in 17 African countries. In 2010, she was invited into the …

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Evans Wadongo

Wadongo, who grew up in rural Kenya, made his mark early by designing a solar lamp made from mostly recycled materials that could be easily built. In his first year in college, he used part of his student loan to produce more of the lamps – and eventually transformed the project into Sustainable Development for …

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Nafi Chinery

Chinery is passionate about promoting women's rights in African countries. In her role at AWDF, she works with women-led organizations to build their leadership and help them advocate for inclusive decision-making processes. Through this work, she has gained stories of successes and failures among grassroots organizations. Chinery began her career with Oxfam GB, where she …

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Utibe Effiong

After working as an internist in southern Nigeria, Effiong was inspired to look at the broader determinants of health and healthcare in the developing world. Nigeria’s booming oil industry accounts for more than 90 percent of the country’s earnings, but is also increasingly harmful to public health due to a series of environmental and occupational …

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