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Global Youth Call for Action on Human Resources for Health (HRH) – “Health workers are an investment, not a cost”

December 15th, 2017|0 Comments

“We (Youth) are the backbone of the future and leaders of tomorrow. Through active participation, we are empowered to play a vital role in youth development and in our communities,” proclaims the Youth​ ​Call​ ​for​ [...]

New Academic Programmes

March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

The department is planning to introduce a four year generic  Bachelor in Health System and Policy degree in the coming new academic year. It has finalised developing curricula for MSc in Global Health and MBA in [...]

Dr Isabel Kazanga selected as an Emerging Voice for Global Health

June 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Dr Isabel Kazanga, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, College of Medicine selected for the Emerging Voices for Global Health (EV4GH) Program Health Systems Global has organised the 4th Global Health Symposium on health [...]

Department Staff

Prof Joseph Mfutso-Bengo (PhD)
Prof Joseph Mfutso-Bengo (PhD)Professor in the Department
Professor of Bioethics in the department of Health Systems and Policy. He also lectures in global health and healthy sciences research methods. He is the Director of the Center of Bioethics for Eastern & Southern Africa (CEBESA). He is the chairs of National Advisory Committee on Bioethics. He has published widely in African and international journals on issues in bioethics, bio-banking, research ethics, health systems, reproductive health ethics, IRB management, ethical consideration in relationship to HIV and circumcision. His latest publication is a book on Moral Capital and LEGS framework.
Dr Eric Umar (PhD)
Dr Eric Umar (PhD)Head of Department
Eric Umar PhD Dr. Eric Umar has a PhD in Public Health. He is also a registered clinical psychologist. Eric’s training in public health and psychology had a strong bias to research methods both quantitative and qualitative. Eric has extensive experience from training and through research in the area of maternal mental health, human development, Sexual and Reproductive health, HIV and AIDS. Eric has conducted various studies in the area of maternal and child health. His work has been published in peer reviewed journals.
Dr Lucinda Manda-Taylor (PhD)
Dr Lucinda Manda-Taylor (PhD)Deputy Head of Department, Senior Lecturer
Dr. Lucinda Manda-Taylor is Senior Lecturer in Bioethics. She is a ethicist and social scientist/qualitative researcher by training and profession. Her education and research experience have provided her with the requisite expertise, training, motivation, and leadership skills essential for the conduct of qualitative research. Her work experience has provided me with a broad and contextual background in research ethics. Her qualitative research work seeks to explore the perceptions of members and stakeholders in the research community on the ethical conduct of research and clinical practice, community barriers that impede access to health care and factors that determine access and uptake to health services, particularly maternal health services. She is also the Editor in chief of the Malawi Medical Journal (MMJ), which is a peer reviewed, open access, quarterly, general medical journal, published by the University of Malawi College of Medicine and the Medical Association of Malawi. The MMJ publishes original research, policy analysis, case reports, review articles and occasional special features. The journal serves as a forum for the dissemination of findings of health-related research undertaken in Malawi, the region and beyond.
Dr Isabel Kazanga (PhD)
Dr Isabel Kazanga (PhD)Lecturer
Dr. Isabel Kazanga a lecturer in Global Health and Health Systems Management. She is responsible for teaching medical students, District Health Systems Management and Public Health Ethics at Lilongwe Campus.
Dr Linda Nyondo Mipando (PhD)
Dr Linda Nyondo Mipando (PhD)Lecturer, Deputy Dean of the School of Public Health and Family Medicine
Dr Nyondo-Mipando is a State Registered Nurse/Midwife by profession. She is a lecturer in health Systems and Policy, Healthcare Quality Improvement and Research Methods. Her research interests are in health systems and Implementation science with an aim of improving the delivery of various evidence based interventions particularly in the area of Maternal and Child health and HIV and AIDS.
Dr Noel Kalanga (MPh, MBBS)
Dr Noel Kalanga (MPh, MBBS)Lecturer
Noel Kalanga is a general medical practitioner and a Global Health specialist trained at Harvard University. He is a lecturer in Global Health Implementation, Health Systems and Policy. He also coordinates programmes and projects in the department. His research interests are in health systems strengthening particularly focusing on child health and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Dr Vincent Jumbe (PhD)
Dr Vincent Jumbe (PhD)Lecturer
Dr. Vincent Jumbe is a lecturer in Global Health, Bioethics and Research Methods. He coordinates all BSc Health Management and MPH teaching and examinations. His research interests are HIV in key populations, Bioethics, Health systems and Policy.
Mr Chris Makwelo (MSc)
Mr Chris Makwelo (MSc)Lecturer
Mr. Makwero is a development and Global Health Specialist. He is a lecturer in Health Financing, Health Financial Management and Health Economics. He is currently pursuing a joint PhD program at St. Andrews University in the UK and University of Malawi. His research interest is in health financing, accountability, governance and community participation.
Mrs Violet Chikhambo
Mrs Violet ChikhamboAdministrative Assistant
Mrs. Violet Chikhambi-Kamwendo is the administrative assistant in the department. She is responsible for providing administrative and logistical support and coordination of activities in the department