An Initiative of German Industry for Future Leaders from Africa

Simon M. Manyara


I am passionate about access to healthcare, and I strongly believe that sustainable partnerships are key for the development and prosperity of this sector within Sub-Saharan Africa. The Afrika Kommt program is one such initiative with the potential to mould leaders who will take Africa to the next level.

Name: Simon M. Manyara
Country of Origin: Kenya
Language Skills: Swahili, English, French, German
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Global Health (Non-Communicable Diseases) Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm)
Company/Institution: Academic Model Providing Access To Healthcare (AMPATH)
Sector of Industry: Healthcare
Professional Position: Primary Healthcare Pharmacist
Company Profile: AMPATH is a partnership between Moi University, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and a consortium of North American academic health centers working in partnership with the Government of Kenya. AMPATH provides care for clients with HIV and treats over 180,000 HIV-positive persons at over 500 clinical sites throughout western Kenya. While initially mandated to provide HIV care, it has expanded its scope from an HIV focus to address the critical needs for primary healthcare, chronic disease care, and specialty care.
Partner Company in
Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH