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Winifrida John Kitumu; BA (Sociology), University of Dar es Salaam

Assistant TB Program Officer
Winifrida John Kitumu; BA (Sociology), University of Dar es Salaam

Assistant TB Program Officer

Winifrida John is an assistant TB Program Officer under the Technical Support Center Program at EANNASO. She has been instrumental in the formation and registration of the Tanzania TB Community Network and currently supports the coordination of the network whose main goal is to foster coordination, partnership building and networking amongst TB community actors within Tanzania as well as increase community engagement in National policies, programs and processes. She supports TB communities, civil society and community groups in the development and implementation of innovative community based monitoring systems in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Olive Chiphwafu Mumba BSocSc (Uni of Malawi), MBA (Maastricht School of Mgmnt/ESAMI)

Executive Director
Olive Chiphwafu Mumba BSocSc (Uni of Malawi), MBA (Maastricht School of Mgmnt/ESAMI)

Executive Director

Olive is the Executive Director of the Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS and Health Service Organizations (EANNASO). She has 19 years-experience working directly with civil society and community groups in the areas of HIV, TB and Malaria in East Africa and Anglophone Africa. As a regional and global health activist, most of her work has spanned around influencing health policies, legislation and programing, health financing, promoting community systems, human rights and gender equality and strengthening engagement of civil society and communities to effectively engage in national decision-making platforms related to health.

Olive sits on several boards representing civil society aiming at influencing policies and decisions.  She is part of the Developing Country NGO Delegation to The Stop TB Partnership Board, Steering Committee of Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) Africa and the African Civil Society Platform on Health (CISPHA), Board Member of the Civic Commission for Africa (CCFA) working on TICAD affairs. She is the Co-chair of the East African Community (EAC) Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) Policies and Legislation Steering Committee.

Before joining EANNASO, she worked in various positions with private sector in Malawi where she comes from. Olive believes ending the three epidemics is only possible with meaningful engagement of communities and leaving no one behind!

 

Mlewa Kalama Onesmus Mph, MA, BA (University of Nairobi)

Technical Support Center Manager
Mlewa Kalama Onesmus Mph, MA, BA (University of Nairobi)

Technical Support Center Manager

A trained public health specialist currently the Technical Centre Support Manager for EANNASO and coordinating the Global Fund Anglophone CRG Regional Communication and Coordination Platform. A sitting member of the EAC Health Technical Working Group and a co-chair to the EAC SRHR Regional Steering Committee. 

A leading CRG advocate in Eastern Africa who coordinated the development of the first Harm Reduction Regional Policy in East Africa and supports the coordination of EAC regional health advocacy efforts.  A member of GFAN Africa that supports advocacy efforts towards increased resources for HIV, TB and Malaria and a life competency coach under the AIDS Competence global movement.

Levina Joachim Lyimo, MBA (IAA), BA (NBAA), CPA (T), DPLM (PSSTB)

Finance & Administration Manager
Levina Joachim Lyimo, MBA (IAA), BA (NBAA), CPA (T), DPLM (PSSTB)

Finance & Administration Manager

Levina Joined EANNASO in 2018. She is responsible for the delivery of finance services such as accounting, treasury, reporting, budgeting and insurance management in accordance with legislative requirements and organization policies and strategies, oversees grants management analysis and grants related reports and schedules to support financial reports.
When Levina became a member of EANNASO staff, she brought 12 years of experience in the field, including 5 years spent as an Accountant and 7 years spent as Assistant Accountant with responsibilities of spanning audit, financial reporting, determined fair market value measurement of funds and conducted various analysis to ensure compliance with regulations.
Personal interests include volunteering in church and spend time with family and friends
Levina has a passion to serve other people and to increase her professional credentials.
Levina is active member of NBAA under Certified Public Accountant CPA (T), she holds Diploma in Procurement and Supplies Management offered by PSPTB and certificate in secretarial duties.

Ms. Yvonne Catherine Kahimbura

Policy & Advocacy Team Leader
Ms. Yvonne Catherine Kahimbura

Policy & Advocacy Team Leader

Ms. Yvonne Catherine Kahimbura is a social worker currently working with Eastern Africa National Network of AIDS and Health Service Organization (EANNASO) as the Policy and Advocacy Team Leader. Previously she coordinated work around the Global Fund Community Rights and Gender (GF CRG) Anglophone platform across 25 African countries.  She has a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of South Wales UK, a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration from Uganda Christian University and post graduate Diploma in HIV Prevention and counseling from Aids Information institute Uganda. She is skilled in project management & implementation, proposal writing, Advocacy, report writing and Monitoring and Evaluation.

She has over 15 years’ experience working with civil society and communities, providing technical support and capacity development in implementation of HIV/TB, Malaria and Sexual Reproductive health Rights (SRHR) programs. Currently she sits at the East African Community Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights technical working group and a member of the EAC SRHR steering committee and an active member of the Rotary Club of Arusha-Mt Meru.

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Glory Chagama, B A&F (Mzumbe University), CPA (T), NBAA

Grants officer
Glory Chagama, B A&F (Mzumbe University), CPA (T), NBAA

Grants officer

Glory is the Grants Officer at EANNASO in-charge of managing EANNASO’s regional grants across Anglophone Africa. She has over three years’ experience managing donor grants including The Global Fund, GIZ, Amplify Change among others. 

Glory is passionate in working with Young people including Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) towards realizing universal Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). She pioneered the growth of Her Voice Fund an initiative of the Global fund to amplify the voices of AGYW in national policies and Global fund processes. She is a human rights defender. Glory is a member of the Menstrual Hygiene Movement platform and leads the Tanzania SRHR advocate’s platform an initiative supported by Sex Right Africa Network (SRAN), and firmly believes in empowering young people to take control of their future.

Glory has done M&E and Project Management courses offered by the Philanthropy University and Fundamental of Grant writing offered by YALI Network as an initiative towards increasing her knowledge on areas of Project management, M&E and Resource Mobilization

Rodrick W. Mugishagwe

TB Program Officer
Rodrick W. Mugishagwe

TB Program Officer

A native Tanzanian, Rodrick fell in love with working for non-profit organizations when he was only a teenager. Inspired by a Red Cross Primary School Club, Rodrick quickly developed a deep passion for charitable work. This resolve stuck with him through college, leading him to get a master’s degree in Project Planning and Management from Mzumbe University in Tanzania. Rodrick joined EANNASO in 2017 and provides support to our Technical Support Centre Programme as a TB Program Officer and he also coordinates the Tanzania TB Community Forum. Rodrick is happy spending his time to support civil society and community groups to end TB in the Eastern and Southern region.

Richard Swai, MBA, BA (Institute of Accountancy, Arusha)

Accountant
Richard Swai, MBA, BA (Institute of Accountancy, Arusha)

Accountant

Richard Swai joined the EANNASO staff on July 2019. Richard maintains EANNASO’s books of accounts, prepares financial reports and supports the development of EANNASO budgets. Prior to joining EANNASO he worked at various Auditing Firms where his main duties was in accounting and auditing of various Nonprofit organizations in Tanzania. 

During his free time, Richard loves to be involved in sports, chasing after adventure and reading novels.

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Beatrice Mdobi, Diploma in Office Management

Executive Assistant
Beatrice Mdobi, Diploma in Office Management

Executive Assistant

Beatrice is the EANNASO Executive Assistant to provide high level administrative support to the office of the Executive Director of EANNASO. Skilled and dedicated with more than 12 years’ experience, coordinating planning and supporting daily operations and administrative functions. She keeps records of the organization reports and other key important documents for the organization, and also oversees the welfare of the staff.

 

Nginael Mariki

Human Resource & Administration Officer
Nginael Mariki

Human Resource & Administration Officer

Nginael Mariki has recently joined EANNASO as a Human Resource & Administration Officer. She holds Bachelors Degree in Law from St Augustine University of Tanzania. Ms. Nginael supports EANNASO staff to balance their personal and work lives so that they can be more effective in their roles.

Denis Bwana Eliasaph, LLB (Mzumbe University), Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Law School of Tanzania)

Human Rights and Gender Office
Denis Bwana Eliasaph, LLB (Mzumbe University), Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (Law School of Tanzania)

Human Rights and Gender Office

A Lawyer and Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and Courts Subordinates there under except Primary Courts, Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths.

Denis is currently working at EANNASO as a Human Rights and Gender Officer having previously worked at RESNA as a Legal Support Officer, Supporting Community Development on (Health and Education) Programs and at Major Attorneys as the Head of Human Rights Department.

Denis is a Member of the Tanganyika Law Society. In EANNASO he currently implements SRHR policy and legislation integration in the East African Community and coordinates the Youth Hub Project. He also provides Legal Advice to the Organization.