Public Affairs
& Advocacy

Our work seeks orchestrate and fortify the interplay between demand and supply-side dynamics for vital health products. Through strategic initiatives, we work tirelessly to organize and enhance the equilibrium between supply and demand, ensuring that key health products reach those who need them most.

Sector Expertise

Social Policy Reform

Championing policy reform for accessible healthcare and catalysing socio-economic development through strategic investment and equitable access.

Coalition and Partnership Building

Uniting stakeholders through coalition and partnership building and fostering collaboration for sustainable change across diverse sectors and communities.

Government Relations

Forging impactful governmental engagements and leveraging dialogue to enact transformative policies that advance healthcare priorities on the continent.

What we do

Policy Development

Developing effective policy necessitates a profound understanding of the intricate forces underlying governmental challenges. It demands an appreciation of the levers accessible to stakeholders at various levels. With our analytical prowess, stakeholder engagement skills, and deep knowledge of global health and national healthcare frameworks, we offer informed options and advice to enrich your policy development endeavours.

Convening and Dialogue

Harnessing the power of diverse perspectives, we curate dialogues that unearth hard truths and foster daring ideas to revolutionize healthcare across the African continent. By bringing together stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, we create platforms where bold visions emerge, challenging existing paradigms and fostering collective commitment towards tangible healthcare improvements.

Policy and Legislative Advocacy

Drawing from collective experience, our public policy teams delve deep into the root causes of social issues, armed with effective policy and advocacy toolkits. We specialize in tracking and informing national policy development processes, coordinating and supporting African representatives' contributions and priorities in global health governance instrument design and negotiation.

Coalition Building

With extensive experience, we conceptualize, establish, and lead multi-stakeholder alliances aimed at driving policy change. From designing impactful initiatives to establishing robust governance structures, we serve as a pivotal convening center, fostering collaboration and synergy among diverse stakeholders.

Horizon Scanning

Maximizing the effectiveness of public affairs engagement demands comprehensive awareness of the political and policy landscape. Leveraging our insights into African institutions and national governments, we provide strategic guidance on upcoming political trends and developments. Our nuanced understanding of politics across all governmental levels and ideological spectrums enables us to offer insightful analysis amidst the noise.

Featured Insights
Regulatory Affairs

Market-shaping strategy for reproductive, maternal and newborn health

Our product landscape and diagnostic resulted in a market-shaping strategy for reproductive, maternal and newborn health in Africa

Product Commercialization

Developing Better Treatments to Address the Scourge of Snakebites in Africa

Our landscape assessment validated market launch plans for a new treatment formulation, thus reducing the risks associated with introducing a product into an untested market.

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Featured Experts

Courage Matiza

Manager, Policy and Public Affairs

Courage Matiza

Manager, Policy and Public Affairs

Courage Matiza has a decade of experience in global health, dedicated to building healthcare systems and improving health outcomes in Africa, Asia, and North America. He specializes in policy development, advocacy, financial strategies, data utilization, and program implementation. His career began as a research project manager at the African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology. Subsequently, at World Congress, he convened C-suite executives from the US healthcare system, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industry to exchange knowledge aimed at enhancing healthcare outcomes, particularly for marginalized communities. Courage worked at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, supporting their efforts in sexual reproductive health, maternal and neonatal health, tuberculosis, and health financing across Africa and Asia. Notably, he managed the Catalytic Opportunity Fund, championing government-led initiatives to increase access to contraceptives for adolescents and young women. Additionally, he lent his expertise to health systems strengthening initiatives, with a central focus on enhancing healthcare professionals' capacity to yield improved outcomes in maternal and neonatal health. He holds dual Bachelor's degrees in African History and Biophysics and Biochemistry from Amherst College, as well as a Master's degree in Global Health from the University of Edinburgh.

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Kudzai Makomva

Managing Partner

Kudzai Makomva

Managing Partner

Kudzai is a Managing Partner at Market Access Africa. She has 15 years of experience in strategy, public affairs, and organizational leadership in the development sector. She specializes in helping public and third sector organizations develop compelling strategies, finance and scale social impact initiatives, and generate rigorous evidence to drive change. She served as Chief Operating Officer of Delta Philanthropies, and as the Founding Executive Director of the SADC Malaria Elimination 8—a regional ministerial collaboration to eliminate malaria in Africa. She also spent 6 years at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, overseeing regional programs in disease elimination and financing. Kudzai holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University; she is an Fellow of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Executive Programme in Global Health Leadership.

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Tendai Mvuvu

Consultant, Research and Analytics

Tendai Mvuvu

Consultant, Research and Analytics

Tendai Mvuvu is a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist with a strong background in public health. She has worked in the areas of global health with governments, researchers, and the private sector in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Tanzania and South Africa. Tendai has expertise in designing and implementing M&E frameworks, conducting evaluations, and analyzing data to assess the effectiveness of health programs. With a strong commitment to improving health outcomes, Tendai has contributed significantly to evidence-based decision-making and program improvement efforts in countries she has worked in. Previously, Tendai held roles as the Deputy Director for the Harvard Maternal Health Taskforce and as a Leadership Coach at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Prior to her tenure at Harvard, she served as a Researcher for the Averting Maternal Death & Disability (AMDD) program at Columbia University, where she pursued a Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH). Tendai holds an MPhil in Monitoring and Evaluation from Stellenbosch University, an MPA from Harvard University, an MPH from Africa University, and a BSc from the University of Zimbabwe.

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Azhee Akinrin
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Azhee Akinrin

Principal, Global Health

Azhee Akinrin
Christian Whiteboy
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Christian Whiteboy

Consultant, Manufacturing and Production

Christian Whiteboy
Courage Matiza
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Courage Matiza

Manager, Policy and Public Affairs

Courage Matiza
Dr Sonia Osi
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Dr Sonia Osi

Senior Associate

Dr Sonia Osi
Judy Wangari
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Judy Wangari

Head of Finance and Client Operations

Judy Wangari
Kareem Adeniji
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Kareem Adeniji

Consultant

Kareem Adeniji
Kudzai Makomva
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Kudzai Makomva

Managing Partner

Kudzai Makomva
Kundai Moyo
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Kundai Moyo

Laboratory Systems and Diagnostic Specialist

Kundai Moyo
Loice Kikwai
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Loice Kikwai

Regulatory Affairs Lead

Loice Kikwai
Marlene Musengi
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Marlene Musengi

Senior Specialist, Pharmaceutical Development and Access

Marlene Musengi
Nancy Njoku-Attah
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Nancy Njoku-Attah

Manager, Commercial Life Science

Nancy Njoku-Attah
Newton Runyowa
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Newton Runyowa

Principal, Diagnostics & Laboratory Services

Newton Runyowa
Olawale Ajose
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Olawale Ajose

Managing Partner

Olawale Ajose
Pam Pillay
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Pam Pillay

Principal, Life Sciences

Pam Pillay
Sarah Achola Muthuri
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Sarah Achola Muthuri

Advisor, Regulatory Affairs

Sarah Achola Muthuri
Tendai Mvuvu
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Tendai Mvuvu

Consultant, Research and Analytics

Tendai Mvuvu
Thierry Sonkoue
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Thierry Sonkoue

Senior Specialist, Diagnostic and Medical Device Access

Thierry Sonkoue
Zipporah Bundi
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Zipporah Bundi

Senior Specialist, Diagnostic and Medical Device Access

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