Nelly Wakaba

Nelly Wakaba is the Country Engagement and Support Director, Financing Alliance for Health. She is a public health enthusiast whose experience spans across civil service, NGOs, and the private sector. Nelly is a global health leader with a passion for sustainable health care that ensures access to care, especially in developing countries. Nelly holds a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, a post graduate diploma in project management and a Master's in Public Health from the University of Liverpool. Nelly has worked across different sectors—from working as a Clinical and Community nurse in a district hospital in Kenya and engaging communities through outreaches, to running Global Fund TB programs across 20 districts in Kenya and base of the pyramid diabetes programs in many Faith Based Hospitals in Kenya. She later moved to private sector and joined Novo Nordisk, a global health leader in diabetes as the Changing Diabetes in Children Program Manager. This is a Public Private Partnership whose objective is to ensure access to care for children with Type 1 diabetes. Nelly was responsible for nine countries across East and West Africa where she constantly engaged with Ministries of Health, Civil Societies and key opinion leaders to run the program in these countries for more than three years.


COVID-19 Highlights the Need for Community Health

Turning the tide on the pandemic and achieving greater global health security demands stronger community health systems