Meet Our team

We are proud of our highly Qualified staff!

The Local Team in Uganda

Dr. Hilary Kiiza

Long-term project partner

I am a Ugandan professor and businessman that is proud to be part of the impact that afya is creating. I joined afya in April 2019 as a long term partner and provide a broad network in Uganda and deep knowledge of the local markets. Together with the team in Germany and Edward we are working to establish spirulina in the diet of Ugandans.

Edward Luyima

surgeon, head doctor

As the operations manager of the production facility in Kampala, I take care of the spirulina. Besides fertilizing, harvesting and processing the algae, I control several quality indicators and supervise the external testing procedures. Using my practical expertise I am permanently working with the team in Germany to develop strategies to further improve our production process and product.


The Team in Germany

Nele Rehfeldt

Team leader

As the project manager I am mainly responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of the project. Therefore, my role is to lead the team, starting from the planning, through the execution to the controlling of the project success. Besides that I serve as a liaison for the communication with main partners. 

The Core Team

surgeon, head doctor

University Students 

The core of Afya is made up of motivated university students from Mannheim. We are all extremely motivated to make a change. We each take on the tasks that best suit our abilities. 

The Core Partners


Social Business Incubator


MINT Engineering
Knowledge Partner

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Afya helps children to break out of this vicious circle and gives them prospects to grow towards a better future. We aim to reduce malnutrition sustainably starting in Kampala, Uganda.

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