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Apr 25, 2023   |   Blog Post

Dr. Bannet Ndyanabangi Joins VillageReach as Vice President, Global Programs

By VillageReach

VillageReach is pleased to announce that Dr. Bannet Ndyanabangi joined us on April 10 as our new Vice President, Global Programs.

As Vice President, Global Programs, Dr. Ndyanabangi will lead VillageReach’s Africa offices and our global technical assistance to extend the organization’s reach across Africa, expand its innovative programs that bring products to people, and widen pathways to primary health care for the most under-reached.

Dr. Ndyanabangi is a medical doctor and global health leader with over 30 years of experience in the public health sector. He has held senior positions with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Management Sciences for Health, and the East, Central and Southern African (ECSA) Health Community.  Dr. Ndyanabangi has a diversity of experience strengthening health systems in Uganda, South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Liberia, Germany, and Ethiopia.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Bannet Ndyanabangi join VillageReach as our Vice President, Global Programs,” said Emily Bancroft, VillageReach President. “Dr. Ndyanabangi’s experience, expertise, and passion for improving health outcomes for the most vulnerable people make him the ideal leader for VillageReach as we continue to grow and scale our impact. Bannet is known for his strategic thinking, his commitment to results, and his ability to build and lead high-performing teams. I look forward to welcoming his galvanizing leadership on the executive team.”

Dr. Ndyanabangi is a strong advocate for the rights of women and girls, and has worked across multiple geographies to promote reproductive health and family planning and gender equality. He is a strong believer in the power of education and technology to transform lives and build a better future for all.

“I am excited to join VillageReach at this important time in the organization’s development,” said Dr. Ndyanabangi. “VillageReach is making a real difference in the lives of people living in remote and underserved communities across Africa. I look forward to working with the VillageReach team to improve health outcomes for even more people in the years to come.”

You can read more about Bannet and the rest of VillageReach’s team here.

About VillageReach

VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone, so that each person has the health care needed to thrive. We develop solutions that improve equity and access to primary health care. This includes making sure products are available when and where they are needed and primary health care services are delivered to the most under-reached. Radical collaboration with governments, the private sector and other partners strengthen our ability to scale and sustain these solutions. Our work increases access to quality health care for 70 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.

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