Governing Board

As from time the Foundation was established in 2006 until July 2011, it has been operating with two governing boards namely Board of Trustees and Board of Directors.

During year 2011, the Foundation aligned itself to changing environment and best practices of governance, which led to restructuring of the governance board, whereas the Foundation will have one governing board which is the Board of Trustees.

To implement this change, the Settler of the Foundation in July 2011 created a new Board of Trustees by appointing seven (7) members of Board of Trustees. The following are the Board of Trustees of Mkapa Foundation.


Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Herman Lupogo  - Chairman

A retired Major General with over 30 years experience in general management in government,military and NGO's. He holds a MA degree in War studies/International Relations and a Diploma in Education & Staff college qualifications for Land Forces. Through the years he has been participating in international conflict resolution, policy implementation oversight, International forums like SADC, Non-Aligned Movement, etc. For 7 years since 1st December 2000, he was the first Executive Chairman for TACAIDS.



Hon. Mrs. Hawa Abdurahman Ghasia (MP) 

Currently, she is a Member of Parliament of Mtwara Rural district and the Minister of State, Presidents’ Office-Public Service Management. She has been working with public service occupying various senior posts from district council to national level which embed her with strong leadership skills. She is holding a Masters of Arts in Rural Development.

Dr. Eden E. Maro

He holds a Degree of Doctor of Medicine as well as Masters Degree of Internal Medicine. He has served in several positions in Tanzania and internationally under his capacity as medical practitioner. Todate, he is a Consultant Physician/Cardiologist and Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine - Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences. He has a vast experience in health science and has released several publications regarding health issues.


Dr. Adeline Kimambo

A medical doctor graduate with health sector experience of more than 30 years. She is the former Chief Executive of the Christian Social Services Commission a position held for the last 5 years. She has a sound leadership skills obtained from holding different high level posts including being a former Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health of Tanzania. She has wide scope of working as a Consultant with World Bank, USAID and UNFPA.



Dr. Gilbert R. Mliga

A holder of Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree as well as a Master of Public Health and Masters of Health Personnel Education. He is a retiree as the former Director of Human Resource Development of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. Dr. Mliga having vast experience in policy development related to capacity development of health workers,has made several publications on health related matters and is involved in various Board of Directors related to training institutions.


Hon. Abdulrahman Kinana

He holds a MA degree in Public Administration, BA degree in Political Science and International Relations. He has more than 25 years of public service, holding different posts as Member of Parliament and Minister for different ministries. Mr. Kinana has a vast experience on private sector by being a Chairman and Majority Shareholder of different companies including being a past chair of the lead National Hospital of Muhimbili, Tanzania

Dr. Juma Malick

A medical doctor who  holds a Masters of Medicine Degree in Surgery (MMeD Surgery) who has  performed several duties at different capacities in health sector.  He is the  Director General of Health Services  of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare-Zanzibar for the past four years and has been active in taking off of the health sector reforms within Zanzibar. He is a member in several health associations like Association of Surgeon of East Africa.




Dr Yahaya Ipuge:

A senior medical doctor and public health specialist with more than 29 years experience in the health sector. He has broad experience of working with International organizations towards improvement of Health services being Former Country Director (CD) of CHAI and Deputy CD of CDC Tanzania. He has held various senior positions within the MOH leading the National TB Programme. He has published several research and scientific papers. He is among the lead person that established BMAF. Currently he works with IHI as a consultant.



MS. Eileen A. Swai

She is currently Personal Assistant to Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. B.W. Mkapa & Settler of BMAF. She is one of the Observers of the Mkapa Foundation Board of Trustees, and a member of the Resource Mobilization Committee of BMAF. She has over 25 years working experience in senior positions as Administrator and Coordinator of the Lutheran World Federation/Department for World Service (LWF/DWS) Emergency Relief and Development projects, both within and outside Tanzania.




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