Dr. Richard Gakuba has served as an international digital health consultant for over 16 years, with experience in 10 countries in Africa. He has a medical degree and a master’s degree in e-Health/Digital Health from Brunel University in London, and a medical degree from the National University of Rwanda.
Dr. Gakuba served as the national e-Health coordinator for Rwanda’s Ministry of Health for nine years, where he led the development of the first National eHealth Strategic plan and policy in 2006 and the creation of the digital health unit in the Ministry of Health.
He was awarded the Holly Ladd mHealth Pioneer Award. Dr. Gakuba is also an Eisenhower Fellow.