Dr. Cephas ChikandaDr Cephas Chikanda



Occupational Information

Job Title: Founder and Managing Director at Pulse Health

Professional History

Dr. Chikanda is remaining true to his commitment towards access to health for all. He is the founder and Managing Director at Pulse Health responsible for the overall executive management, business development, financial management, and employee management & development. He is also the lead consultant doing the actual project work, running the different projects at client sites/offices. Dr. Chikanda has served in various capacities in both public and NGO sector organizations and has a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse stakeholders. Dr. Chikanda holds a Medical Degree from the University of Zimbabwe, Post-Graduate Internal Medicine with the Colleges of Medicine South Africa, and an MBA from the University of Cape Town. He is the Board Chairman of Kheth’impilo, Zimbabwe.


MBA from the University of Cape Town
Medical Degree from the University of Zimbabwe
Diploma in HIV Management
Higher Diploma in Internal Medicine from the Colleges of Medicine in South Africa.


2009 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Additional Tags: NGO, Health, Medical, Finance, Development 


About AFLI




The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) 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.