Message from Our Board Chair

Coalition for Women’s Health in Africa (COWHA) is a platform that creates an opportunity for like-minded organisations and individuals to join forces in tackling challenges in women’s health thus accelerating advances in access to quality care for women and girls on our beautiful continent, Africa.
What is my hope for COWHA?
To drive unity for HER. There are already many incredible initiatives in Africa aimed at improving access and quality of healthcare services for women and girls. Imagine the augmented impact we would have when we are united for HER, united in advocacy for HER, implementing interventions for HER, ensuring that SHE remains at the centre and her health is a priority. Working together, we can achieve so much more, and the impact will be much greater. As the African proverb says: “If you want to go fast go alone, but if you want to go far, go with others”
Why Women?
Women are the cornerstone of society. Investing in women brings about a massive return on investment. By investing in women’s health, not only are we empowering women, we are also empowering society at large. Healthy women = Healthy Society = Healthy world
Africa is a beautiful continent, however women are still disproportionately disempowered and we have to contribute to changing this narrative. Some cultural practices have to be challenged and changed, access challenges have to be solved, to ensure that we provide an environment that allows the diamond that is the African woman, to shine. Through COWHA we can achieve this and so much more!

Our Board

Mokgadi Mashishi

Mokgadi Mashishi

Board Chair, COWHA
Access Market Lead (SA&SSA)
Organon
Norah-Maitisa

Norah Maitisa

Country Medical Lead, South & Sub-Saharan Africa
Organon

Aadila Fakier

Public Affairs and Market Access
BD

Dr. Visva Pillay, PhD

Team Lead Medical Affairs MEA
BD

Nyawira Njeru

Director Market Access & Strategic Partnerships, Middle East & Africa
Hologic
Tandie-Nyathi

Tandie Nyathi

Business Manager - Southern Africa
Hologic
Ruth-Field

Ruth Field

Government Affairs and Market Access Director
AstraZeneca

Marloes Kibacha

Managing Director
Africa Health Business