Sheila Mburu

Academy Fellow, Mo Ibrahim Foundation


During her fellowship, Sheila explores the role of African leadership and institutions in global health governance. Sheila is a global health professional, with a passion for improving health outcomes across Africa. She has more than seven years’ experience in global health and international development – including with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, the UK Collaborative on Development Research, and the World Health Organization (WHO) Rwanda.

She has previously worked with UK funders of international development research, convening UK government cross-funder groups on health and Epidemics Preparedness and Control research during the COVID-19 pandemic. She led the development of safeguarding guidance for the UK international development research sector. She holds an MSc in Global Health Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.