Best Investment for a Healthier World

Amanda Banda

Amanda Banda
Global Health Advocate, Wemos
At Wemos, Amanda is global health advocate in the East and Southern African region. She focuses on Human Resources for Health and Finance for Health programs. Amanda is also co-chair of the Health Workers For All Coalition. Amanda has over ten years of experience influencing national governments in Africa, global health institutes, and donors; holding them accountable; and calling for them to prioritize investments in health. She has also worked in South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, and the global context. Prior to joining Wemos, she was part of the Health Politics team of Médecins Sans Frontières as HIV Advocacy Coordinator in charge of the African region. In this position, she coordinated and led multi-country advocacy work supporting the organization to influence the global HIV agenda, while at the same time analyzing the global HIV political and economic environments for the organization. Amanda has experience in supporting civil society organizations' engagement in key national and global health agendas and investment decisions; and is an ally of many local, national, and global civil society organizations. She has a background in International Relations and Political Science at universities in Zimbabwe and South Africa.


Amanda Banda on the White House Health Workforce Initiative

This initiative needs to be game-changing. It is time for us to invest in the whole system.