At Banda Health, we believe in a future where everyone has access to good healthcare.

Board of Directors

With over 130 years of experience in industries spanning the globe, our board thinks big and has the capacity to take Banda Health all the way.

Bill Mearse

retired COO, Accenture

Haron Wachira

CEO, Akili Group

Amy Eamrungroj

Amy Sing

Head of Segments Excellence, Merck KGaA

Bob Gutekunst

VP SaaS Operations, BMC Software

Mike Clabaugh

Founder, VisionQuest Alliance (now Tenfold BPO)

Dr. Hyon Kim

Global Director of People Development, SIM

David Laube

Retired CIO, US West (now Centurylink)

Dr. Steve Letchford

Co-Founder & President, Banda Health


Lawrence Owino


Michael Maina

Business & Product Development

Andrew Moko

Lead Developer

Kevin Burnett


Jeremy Ogembo

Systems Administrator

David Miner

Lead, Client Engagement

Wes Brown

Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer

Dr. Steve Letchford

Co-Founder & President

Kinya Kaunjuga

Corporate Storyteller

Julie Vigil

Operations Support

Nelly Saina, RCO, MPH

Clinical Consultant

Banda Health at a glance

Banda health started as the SIM OpenHMIS
(health management information system)
Project in 2012 with a group of volunteers.

Our team of programmers work out of Nairobi, Kenya.

We officially became a US 
501(c)(3) non-profit in 2016.

Why "Banda Health"? Because "Kibanda" - the Swahili word for a makeshift shelter - is where life happens in communities that face barriers to access good healthcare.

BH Team

Health IT has huge potential to enable access to good healthcare in the midst of poverty, and the need is urgent. Banda Health’s “big hairy audacious goal” (BHAG) is to develop and implement comprehensive IT solutions for medical clinics and health centers that are both affordable and extremely robust.

For now our main focus is on the business software needed by small clinics at the frontlines of healthcare in slums, informal settlements and remote rural areas, so they can provide good healthcare out of scarcity.