Felix has lived and worked across six developing countries, experiencing diverse cultures and seeing the difference the access to good nutrition has on families. Surveying hundreds of mills in at-risk communities across South Asia, East and Southern Africa, Felix has refined fortification technologies and developed economic models for sustaining rural fortification. Felix leads the overall organizational development, mission, and trajectory of Sanku. He also led all aspects of product development and engineering for the Sanku Dosifier technology, winner of the 2013 Grand Prize in the Ashoka Changemaker’s competition. Last year, the Mulago Foundation selected Felix as a Rainer Arnhold Fellow.
After building a green-focused school in Cambodia for at-risk youths, Leah set her sights on improving the health of children in Africa. Leah spent four years as the In-Country International Director for a Cambodian NGO, where she was integral in scaling the organization’s programming, in particular the nutrition initiative to combat the stunting rates. Leah brings a wide range of knowledge and experience in development fieldwork, as well as ten years background working in Media throughout Australia. Based now in Tanzania, Leah leads all aspects of PHC’s Communications and Development.
Anne has a decade of experience working on international programs, with a focus on health and nutrition. She has worked on global health issues across Africa, Asia and Latin America/ the Caribbean in community-based, policy, private sector and research roles. Before Sanku, she directed an international NGO that uses integrated agriculture and nutrition interventions to address malnutrition in Rwanda. Anne joined Sanku because she strongly believes that every life should start with good nutrition. Anne holds a B.A. from the College of William and Mary and a MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Jane is both a mother and an advocate of good nutrition. Whilst raising a family in Tanzania Jane has witnessed first-hand the devastating effect limited access to fortified foods has on a community, in particular a child’s development. Jane recently joined the Sanku team in early 2018 to lead all administration aspects of Sanku and brings over 9 years of experience to the role. Jane holds a Masters of Business of Administration (MBA) and BA of Art in Political Science and Public Administration. Jane wants her community and country’s mothers to have the access they deserve to good nutritious foods daily, so they can improve their family’s health and ultimately their lives to not only survive but thrive.
Paul is a strong believer that the next generation deserves not only access to the best nutrition, but that it is a basic human right. Paul comes from the central part of Rift Valley in Kenya and has worked in all of East African states with different social enterprises. Paul is passionate about social good and believes in a pay-it-forward principle. He is a seasoned and multi skilled professional Accountant, supply chain logistics expert and administrator with strengths in smart systems design and policy implementation. Paul joined Sanku in early 2018 to work in some of the hardest to reach areas across Rwanda & Kenya, refugee camps. Paul is committed to seeing that all people have access to improved foods to save lives.
Kelvin firmly believes that good health comes from good food. Kelvin is an energetic and passionate new member of the Sanku team, who also recently joined us in early 2018. Kelvin supports millers across the Morogoro region with the training, tools and technology to properly fortify their maize flour. Armed with the knowledge that over 90% of his county’s people are eating foods from small scale mills, he is determined to make sure that all millers have the right equipment and training to deliver quality nutritious foods throughout the region. He wants to see the day when all food is fortified and improved across Tanzania.
Stanford believes that good nutrition is a basic human right and must be prioritized in Tanzania. He is a local advocate for food fortification, educating members of his community after experiencing first hand the devastating affects of malnutrition has had on his own family. Stanford joined the Sanku team two years ago and has been essential in supporting small-scale millers to adopt fortification throughout Morogoro region. He previously worked for a USAID project named Tuboreshe Chakula, which is Swahili for improving food. Stanford is truly committed to ending malnutrition, and hopes to see this a reality in his lifetime.
Living in rural Tanzania, Peter and his family have experienced the harsh reality that healthy food is not a guarantee. Peter is inspired by the opportunity that this can change, through programs like rural fortification. Peter brings a strong community focus to his role in Dodoma where he closely works with the Health department and District Municipality leaders to assist with educating the people throughout the region about the benefits of fortification. Prior to Sanku, Peter has ten years experience working with the World Food Programme in transport and security along with assisting the team with monitoring and the effectiveness of the program.
Muhammed wants all families to have the choice of eating healthy nutritious foods. Muhammed has been working with Sanku for over three years now supporting our engineers with firmware and hardware updates to the Sanku dosifier equipment and technology in the field of Tanzania. He is currently assisting to upgrade all Sanku dosifiers with a cellular upgrade which will allow for easy monitoring and repair scheduling. He is thrilled to be part of a team that is using technology to help people fight illness and become strong against disease.
Arthur believes there is greater need for cooperation in the fight against malnutrition to avert suffering and preventable loss of life. He began his professional career as a District Nutritionist in Zimbabwe under the Ministry of Health and Child Care. Following that, he joined the World Food Programme as a Field Monitor Assistant before being promoted to the position of Senior Programme Assistant in the country office where he was an integral part of the program planning and designing and implementing monitoring and management. He holds a diploma in Food Science Technology from Bulawayo Polytechnic College, a BSc in Nutrition from the University of Zimbabwe, and an MSc in Strategic Management from Chinhoyi University of Technology.
Laura has over ten years of experience in international public health and nutrition. After having lead PHC’s successful efforts to put in place food fortification policies in five African countries, she now leads EnAct’s technical efforts that ensure national food fortification programs are designed appropriately and delivering adequate nutrients. Prior to PHC, Laura designed management and leadership training programs for health care professionals in Ethiopia and Liberia with Yale University, and worked across various nutrition related projects throughout India with UNICEF and the ICCIDD. She is a member of several global working groups focused on improving the regulatory monitoring of fortification programs. Last year, Laura was nominated for the Rainer Gross Award.