Profiles: 2020 African Health Ministers


With 54 countries in Africa, a Health Ministry is an important sector which is always represented at cabinet levels of African governments.

Currently, only 34 of these ministers have educational and professional backgrounds in health representing 67% and 14 of the health ministers are women. In Seychelles, the President doubles as the health minister.

To read their profiles, click on [Profile] by their names:

  1. Dr. Abdellatif Mekki, Tunisia – PROFILE
  2. Dr. Abderrahmane Benbouzid, Algeria – PROFILE
  3. Abdoulaye Sarr, Senegal – PROFILE
  4. Dr. Ahmad Ahmad, Madagascar – PROFILE
  5. Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, The Gambia, PROFILE
  6. Dr Eugène Aouélé Aka, Cote D’Ivoire – PROFILE
  7. Dr. Akram Ali Eltom, Sudan – PROFILE
  8. Prof. Alpha Tejan Wurie, Sierra Leone – PROFILE 
  9. Amna Nurhusein, Eritrea – PROFILE
  10. Dr Arlindo Nascimento do Rosário, Cape Verde – PROFILE

  1. Prof. Dr. Armindo Tiago, Mozambique
  2. Dr. Igance Benjamin Hounkpatin, Benin – PROFILE
  3. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Zambia – PROFILE
  4. Dr. Daniel Ngamije, Rwanda – PROFILE
  5. Dr. Djama Elmi Okieh, Djibouti
  6. Dr. Edgar Neves, Sao Tome and Principe
  7. Ehmid Bin Omar, Libya
  8. Elizabeth Acuei Yor, South Sudan
  9. Dr. Fawziya Abikar, Somalia – PROFILE
  10. Dr. Eteni Longondo, DR Congo – PROFILE

21. Dr. Hala Zayed, Egypt – PROFILE 
22. Dr. Illiassou Mainassara, Niger
23. Jacqueline Lydia Mikolo, Congo – PROFILE
24. Jappie Mhango Malawi
25. Danny Faure, Seychelles – PROFILE
26. Dr. Kailesh Kumar Singh Jagutpal, Mauritius – PROFILE
27. Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, Namibia – PROFILE
28. Dr. Khalid Ait Taleb, Morocco – PROFILE
29. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Ghana – PROFILE 
30. Dr. Lemogang Kwape, Botswana – PROFILE

31. Dr. Léonie Claudine Sorgho/Lougue, Burkina Faso – PROFILE
32. Dr. Lia Tadesse Gebremedhin, Ethiopia – PROFILE  
33. Lizzie Nkosi, Eswatini – PROFILE 
34. Dr. Manaouda Malachie, Cameroon – PROFILE 
35. Maria Inácia Có Sanhá, Guinea Bissau – PROFILE
36. Michel Sidibe, Mali – PROFILE
37. Dr. Mohamed Nedhirou Ould Hamed, Mauritania – PROFILE
38. Dr. Moustafa Mijiyawa, Togo – PROFILE
39. Mutahi Kagwe, Kenya – PROFILE
40. Nkaku Kabi, Lesotho – PROFILE

41. Dr. Obadiah Moyo, Zimbabwe – PROFILE 
42. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Nigeria – PROFILE 
43. Dr. Pierre Somse, Central African Republic – PROFILE 
44. Dr. Col. Remy Lamah, Guinea – PROFILE 
45. Dr. Ruth Jane Aceng, Uganda – PROFILE 
46. Salomon Nguema Owono, Equatorial Guinea
47. Dr. Silvia Lutucuta, Angola – PROFILE
48. Dr. Thadee Ndikumana, Burundi – PROFILE
49. Ummy Mwalimu,  Tanzania – PROFILE
50. Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah,  Liberia – PROFILE

51. Dr. Zweli Mkhize, South Africa – PROFILE
52. Dr. Max Limoukou, Gabon – PROFILE
53. Mahamoud Youssouf Khayal, Chad – PROFILE
54. Loub Yakouti Zaidou, Comoros – PROFILE

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