Fellowship Year: 2017
Nationality: Equatorial Guinea
Job Title: Minister of Health and Social Welfare
Organisation: Equatorial Guinea


Job Title: Minister of Health and Social Welfare

Organisation: Equatorial Guinea

Professional History: Mitoha is the Minister of Health and Social Welfare of Equatorial Guinea. He was, previously, the Vice Minister of Health and Social Welfare in Equatorial Guinea. He is also an economist and public policy advocate. Before that, he had been Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Co-ordinator at Marathon EG Production, where he led FDA-approved clinical trials into eradicating malaria. His work has been recognized and published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The BIMEP malaria project has also won the P3 Impact Award at the 2019 Concordia Summit, which is an award from the Office of Global Partnerships at the US Department of State, along with the University of Virginia and Concordia.

Prior to this, he worked as MEGPL’s Business Coordinator since 2009, serving as the Resident Manager’s main advisor for the best social investment strategy and engagement with the local government. He led the production of the company's first Enterprise Risk Management System. In 2012, he was promoted as MEGPL’s CSR Coordinator, being responsible for the successful implementation of the Bioko Island Malaria Control Project (BIMCP). With the hope of eradicating malaria from the Bioko Island and the entire country, Mitoha coordinated the efforts to have the country join the international consortium of the PfPZ vaccine and to create and fund the Equatorial Guinea Malaria Vaccine Initiative (EGMVI), another multi-million-dollar project also operating under a Public-Private Partnership mechanism between various oil companies (MEGPL, Noble Energy and AMPCO) with the government of Equatorial Guinea.

Mitoha has taught natural resource economics as a Drexel University affiliate faculty member and gender and feminism courses as a Teacher Assistant at the University of Washington. Some of his fiction writing has appeared in anthologies of the literature of Equatorial Guinea.

Academic and professional credentials: BSc in Business Management, ESSERP Business School, Spain
BSc in International Economics, Vic University, Spain
MA in Public Policy, University of Washington, USA



Equatorial Guinea
247 hits

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.