Angela GichagaDr. Angela Gichaga


Occupational Information

Occupation: Health Economics and Public Sector Leadership

Occupational Position: CEO, Financing Alliance for Health

Professional History

Dr. Angela Gichaga is the CEO of Financing Alliance for Health. It serves Ministries of Health and Ministries of Finance globally in building resilient and sustainably financed health systems. It does so through increasing and better allocating existing resources, while tapping into the private sector through innovative finance. She has a degree in Medicine, a Master’s in Health Economics and Policy, and a Fellowship in Public Sector Management. She has served as a clinician, health administrator, policy maker, academic, consultant, and government advisor.

Angela served the Ministry of Health in Kenya as a District Medical Officer of Health (DMOH) and a hospital in charge of both Meru and Garbatulla, leading ~150 multi-disciplinary team members. She then joined the Ministry of Health HQ, where she supported health financing policies, strategies and initiatives.

Angela was selected for the 2012 Australian Leadership Awards for Africa and President Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship in 2014 in recognition of her exemplary leadership within the civil service, and for her operational track record  in achieving results.  From the civil service, she joined McKinsey & Company’s Africa Delivery Hub (ADH) working on socio-economic and development issues across Africa before joining Financing Alliance for Health. She was named one of Fortune's World’s Greatest Leaders in 2018.


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) - University of Nairobi, Kenya
Postgraduate Certificate in Economics: Distinction, Top student of the post graduate cohort in Development Economics - University of Adelaide, Australia
Masters of Health Economics and Policy: Credit - University of Adelaide, Australia
Fellowship in Public Sector Management - Morgan State University, USA
Obama Mandela Fellowship


2019 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow