Dr. Joyce Balagadde-Kambugu is increasing access to cancer treatment for children in Kampala. 

She is the founder and head of paediatric oncology services at the Uganda Cancer Institute, Kampala, which sees more than 400 children every year.


Tiyamike Nkhoma RN, MsN, is expanding the child-health workforce by training nurses in Malawi and caring for children.   

The APFP has qualified her to help manage the new Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi and to train students at the Kamuzu College of Nursing to become child-health specialists.


Dr. Kondwani Kawaza is improving care through Africa-focused research in Malawi.

As the first neonatologist in Malawi, he has helped lead a joint research study to design and implement a low-cost CPAP machine used to help babies breathe. This study was conducted in partnership with Rice 360º Institute for Global Health, University of Malawi, Baylor College of Medicine, and 3rd Stone Design. 


Dr. Kunda Kapembwa is influencing neonatal policies in Zambia. 

Working alongside the Zambian Ministry of Health, she led the implementation of a new country-wide neonatal protocol (Zambian Neonatal Protocol and Drug Doses) to improve the level and quality of care for newborns.