The success of Hewa Tele depends on the strength and size of the team. It has been a small and multi-tasking team at the plant in Siaya. From the plant manager to the delivery truck driver, all members of the team are in close coordination with one another to ensure optimal use of resources. 


The CPHD team is always there for support. It is also in the process of setting up a board of advisors to provide valuable direction. The current leadership includes:


Dr Bernard Olayo is the founder of Center for Public Health and Development (CPHD), which designed and developed Hewa Tele as a social enterprise. He provides strategic direction to the scope and growth of Hewa Tele.

He has 14 years’ experience in public and international organizations health project management and Policy Advisory Work. Dr Bernard has managed several complex public health programmes in resource-limited settings, including for the Millennium Villages Project, Marie Stopes International’s Blue Star Global Social Franchising programme for MCH services in the Philippines and Vietnam and GE Foundation’s programme to address critical issues in maternal and child survival in 15 countries. He is a strategic advisor to the Kenya Ministry of Health and a technical team leader for the World Bank Group’s Health Nutrition and Population Global Practice Group.  


Dr Steve Adudans is the Executive Director of CPHD and is actively involved in the operations of Hewa Tele, bringing with him his wealth of experience in public health, project formulation, implementation, management and evaluation in resource-limited settings. 

He received his under-graduate doctor of medicine and surgery training at the University of Nairobi, School of Medicine, and post-graduate training in Infectious Diseases at the University of London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has held a range of senior management positions, including being the Deputy Country Director for International Medical Corps (IMC) in Kenya and the Executive Director at Mildmay Kenya. 


Anthony is a biomedical engineer with over 15 years experience in installation, repair, maintenance and training in use of biomedical equipment within the public and private sector. He is certified by General Electric on the installation of GE anesthesia and critical care equipment. He has managed complex assignments in East, Central and Southern Africa. He currently heads the Hewa Tele and MediQuip Global teams in the region by providing the technical direction and new business development.