Shylock Sipho Mafu

Executive Director and Board chair
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT), Ashworth College, 2021
  • Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP), IITA, GA, 2020
  • Member – Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA)
  • Member – International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE)
  • MS Pharmaceutical Science, Campbell University School of Pharmacy, 2001
  • B.A. Biology, University of North Carolina at Asheville, 1998
  • A.S. Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College, 1995

Mafu’s interests are in clinical research (drug development and dose formulation) and industrial pharmacy. He is also a strong advocate for finding affordable and accessible health care solutions for remote rural communities of developing countries. He is the founder/principal of Oasis International Care Initiative. He dreams of a world where everybody has a better chance to receive basic primary health care, and a global community where basic health care is affordable and accessible to all, especially the underprivileged and vulnerable members of rural societies. 

“I know how it is and feels, I have been there and seen it first hand growing up. It is devastating and scars the soul to see your loved one die of a manageable and curable condition simply because there is no access to medical care,”

– Shylock S Mafu