Mrs. Phumaphi is currently the Executive Secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance. She held the position of Vice President & head of the Human Development Network at the World Bank until the end of 2009. She joined the Bank from the World Health Organization where she served as the Assistant Director-General, Family and Community Health cluster and the Director-General’s Representative on Gender Equality at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.
She has held cabinet responsibility for Lands and Housing; and for the Ministry of Health. During her tenure as the Minister of Health she served as the Vice Chairperson of the National AIDS Council. She was Member of Parliament for Francistown East from 1999 until July 2003. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Botswana and a Masters in Financial Accounting and Decision Sciences from Miami University, Ohio, USA.
Joy Phumaphi is a distinguished Africa- America Institute Fellow and has been Commissioner in the UN Secretary General’s Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa. She currently serves on the Children Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) Board, the Save the Children Board and the Hilleman Laboratories Board and is a member of the Global Leader’s Council for Reproductive Health. She is also a member of the Women’s Leadership Initiative for Microbicides and the Gates Foundation Advisory Panel for Global Health.