Angela Gichaga on the White House Health Workforce Initiative
This initiative should explore investments in a multidisciplinary frontline health cadre that is close to the community.
Best Investment for a Healthier World
Dr. Angela Gichaga is a public and social sector enthusiast with experience working across civil service, consulting, and NGOs and academia. She now serves developing country ministries of health and ministries of finance globally, in building resilient and sustainably financed primary and community health systems as CEO of the Financing Alliance for Health.
Angela completed her undergraduate degree in Medicine, Masters in Health Economics and Policy and Fellowship in Public Sector Management and has served as a frontline clinician, health administrator, policy maker, academic and consultant. Angela served the MOH Kenya as a District Medical Officer of Health (DMOH) and a hospital in charge (MEDSUP) in both Meru and Garbatulla, leading ~150 multi-disciplinary team members through coordinating strategic planning, resource mobilization, service delivery, recruitment, monitoring and capacity building. She then joined the MOH HQ, where she supported health financing, co-developed national strategies and prepared reports on the country’s health achievements.