Moses AloboDr. Moses Alobo


Occupational Information

Occupation: Entrepreneur, Medical Doctor, Global Health Consultant, Pharmaceutical Medical Affairs Consultant.

Occupational Position: Grand Challenges Africa – Programme Manager at The African Academy of Sciences

Professional History

Moses leads at the Africa Academy of Sciences the Grand Challenges Africa Programme, the innovation and entrepreneurship pillar at the African Academy of Sciences. He has over 15 years’ experience leading fundraising efforts and delivering global health interventions and innovations. His previous posting was a key interface between the African Research Centres and GSK’s Africa NCD Open Lab where he supported scientists to design and conduct locally relevant research proposals, their associated technology transfer, and capacity strengthening in NCD research. Moses has experience in implementing research in resource-limited settings in the fields of vaccinology, oncology, antibiotics resistance, HIV, leishmaniasis, asthma, breast cancer, and renal anemia. He has worked for GSK, Hoffman La Roche, and Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative.

Moses has not only implemented quality health management and research projects in 14 different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa but is also a social entrepreneur. He delivers to patient’s much-needed health programs and health research grounded in best practice by using evidence-based medicine to solve current public health problems.

Moses studied medicine at the University of Nairobi (Kenya), Public Health at the University of Birmingham (UK), and Global Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK). He has been awarded the Archbishop Desmond Tutu African Leadership fellowship in 2014, the EU Contact Point Network for Young


Degrees from the University of Nairobi and later the University of Birmingham. Medical Doctor, Epidemiologist, Clinical Researcher, and Health Technology Assessment Specialist in Kenya and the UK.


2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Uzodinma Iweala
08 January 2021

Like many of you, I watched yesterday as rioters and terrorists desecrated the United States Capitol Building. I was not shocked. That such violent opposition to U.S. democratic institutions would manifest after years of sustained assault should not be shocking.

The images from January 6th should not be considered an anomaly. We should resist the urge to label such acts as un-American and we should not move too quickly towards an overused rhetoric of healing. If this country is to survive the next few years, let alone thrive, we will have to face the aspects of our American identity that make so many people feel it is acceptable to deny reality—the reality of election results, the reality of a pandemic, and the reality of deeply rooted racism that manifests in the care with which law enforcement treated (mostly) White men rampaging through the halls of the Capitol Building.

Norman Smit
13 December 2020

The pandemic has affected everyone, but it is often the personal stories of those known to us that inform and shape our behavior regarding COVID-19. As the months of social distancing, handwashing and mask-wearing continue, pandemic weariness is setting in. 2013 Tutu Fellow Catherine Constantinides offers her experience with COVID-19 as a cautionary tale. She was young, healthy and with no comorbidities, and when she caught the virus in July it almost killed her. She describes her recovery as a nightmare.

She says, “For weeks I was too scared to fall asleep as I just couldn’t breathe. The idea of falling into a deep sleep and never waking up again terrified me. There is nothing more frightening than gasping for air and feeling as though your lungs are trapped in concrete."

Monique Atouguia
10 December 2020

2014 Tutu Fellow Mireille Tushiminina has been appointed the Global Coordinator for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme to Eliminate FGM is the largest global programme to accelerate the end of FGM and advance the rights, health and well-being of women and girls.

Despite being internationally recognized as a human rights violation, some 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone FGM, and if current rates persist, an estimated 68 million more will be cut by 2030. Female genital mutilation refers to any procedure involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genitals for non-medical reasons.

Monique Atouguia
05 December 2020

2013 Tutu Fellow Tomiwa Aladekomo has been been appointed as the Acting National Chair of the Youth Party, a registered political party in Nigeria, in preparation for the 2023 general elections. This appointment was announced by Party Chairman Seun Sule and the Board of Trustees in a statement in late October 2020. Tomiwa's appointment is expected to be ratified at the party’s convention in March 2021.

The Youth Party recently regained the right to compete in all elections moving forward till 2023, following a Federal High Court ruling.


Tutu Fellowship COVID-19 News

Tutu Fellows have been active in addressing the challenges Africa is facing due to the coronavirus pandemic.  We have a new section highlighting some of the work being done by the Fellowship.

About AFLI



The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.

AFLI Workplace

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AFLI uses Workplace by Facebook as its networking and collaboration platform for the Tutu Leadership Fellowship.  It allows Fellows to network, discuss issues, develop position papers, plan events, and coordinate with each other ahead of meetings when travelling to other countries. It also provides a space for programme associates to collaborate on their requirements for the Tutu Leadership programme.

Workplace is a software app that functions across desktop and mobile using familiar features like groups, chat, and video calls, and is used by more than 30,000 organisations around the world. It uses an interface familiar to anyone who has used Facebook, but adjusted for the workplace. We have provided answers to FAQs on how to log in, how Workplace can be used, and answers to possible technical questions users may have.  Fellows can log into Workplace by clicking on the the logo.