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Anthony Gitau
Director Global Community Impact (GCI) for Sub-Saharan Africa Johnson and Johnson

Anthony Gitau is a Graduate of Egerton University with a Bacelor of Science degree in Biochemistry.  He is the Director Global Community Impact (GCI) for Sub-Saharan Africa at Johnson and Johnson with a mandate to deliver the GCI strategy focussed on supporting and championing front line health workers.  He was previously Director East Africa at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), in which role  oprationalised the CIFF global strategy in the region and delivererd the locaclisation agenda by ensuring that CIFF’s program’s are relavant to and engaged with local priorities and stakeholders.  Prior to this role, he was the Country Head Novartis Social Business.  In this  capacity he created a sustainable program that was aimed at positively impacting the communities living at the base of the pyramid in Kenya through improvement of health awareness and access to essential medicines.  Prior to this he was the Maternal and Child Health Director at PSI Kenya where he managed the strategic orientation of the department and ensured donor objectives and deliverables were met through positive engagement with Ministry of Health.  Anthony has a vast knowledge of the Pharmaceutical sector in East Africa having worked in the Pharmaceutical Market in Kenya and East Africa for 16 years, four of which were in the Access to medicines Area.  As the Access to Medicines Manager for Sanofi in Eastern Africa he was incharge of improving access to Medicines and Information to the public in the areas of TB, Malaria, Epilepsy, Leichmanisis and Sleeping sickness.  Anthony is married and a father of 3 sons.

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