H.E. Mariam H. Mwinyi

Founder and Chair of the Board of Trustees of ZMBF

Her Excellency Mariam Mwinyi is the first Lady of Zanzibar and the Founder and Chair of Zanzibar Maisha Bora Foundation (ZMBF), a non-profit organization that have a vision of improving quality of life of Zanzibarians. She is married to Excellency Dr.Hussein Ali Mwinyi, the President of Zanzibar and Chairman of Revolutionary Council.

Inspired by her 20 years’ experience in Public health, she founded ZMBF in july 2021 to raise awareness, mobilize public participation, support, and influence policies towards improvement of the lives of women, children, and youth in Zanzibar.

As first lady, Mariam serves as a role model for women and young people in many aspects. She is identified as champion of socio-economic empowerment, maternal and children health, a formidable voice against rampant Child and adolescents Sexual Abuse and Gender Based Violence in Zanzibar. Madam Mariam is an advocate for nutrition and physical activity which has so far spiced up lifestyle changes amongst women, men and young people in Zanzibar.

She previously worked with the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) and served as Board Member of the Marie Stopes Tanzania, a Non-for-Profit organization for maternal, child and reproductive health. She is an alumni of the Universities of Birmingham and Manchester of United Kingdom, where she graduate with Masters degrees in Health Economics; and Education for Primary Health Care, respectively.