Julius Mbeya


Big Idea: 

Lwala is on the cutting edge of a revolution in community health care. Their community health workers (CHWs) — many of them drawn from the ranks of traditional midwives — serve as credentialed community health professionals. Trained and equipped to treat a broad range of illnesses, Lwala’s CHWs care for people where they live, instead of in a distant clinic. Beyond treatment, Lwala CHWs also help communities mobilize to take action to improve their own health and get the government services they deserve.

Julius is a public health practitioner and community builder. He studied Political Science & Public Administration in Nairobi and Peacebuilding in Switzerland and went on to work at INGOs like ActionAid Denmark and United Nations Development Programme in Kenya. Four years ago, he returned to his own roots to bring health care to forgotten rural villages through Lwala’s innovative model. He was named the Angel for Africa 2018 in recognition of his community building efforts.

Rainer Arnhold Fellows