Moses AloboDr Moses Alobo


Occupational Information

Job Title: Grand Challenges Africa – Programme Manager at The African Academy of Sciences

Professional History

Dr Moses Alobo is the Progamme Manager at the African Academy of Sciences, where he leads the Grand Challenges Africa Programme.  The  programme is 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 patients much-needed health programs and health research grounded in best practice by using evidence-based medicine to solve current public health problems.


Medical degrees from the University of Nairobi
Public Health at the University of Birmingham
Global Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Health Technology Assessment Specialist in Kenya and the UK.


2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

 Additional Tags: Entrepreneur, Medical Doctor, Global Health Consultant, Pharmaceutical, Medical Affairs Consultant


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.