Prof Kamija Phiri
Professor in Clinical Epidemiology, Public Health Dept.
Director, Training & Research Unit of Excellence (TRUE)
College of Medicine, University of Malawi
Honorary Lecturer, University of Liverpool
Visiting Lecturer, University of Zambia

Kamija Phiri, a professor in Clinical Epidemiology, leads the School of Public Health and Family Medicine. He is an alumni of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and also the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the UK where he did his postgraduate studies. He is a recipient for several awards, with the most recent being the 2012 Merle A. Sandee Health Leadership award. Prof Phiri directs the Training & Research Unit of Excellence (TRUE) established in 2009 with field sites in Chikhwawa and Zomba districts in southern Malawi. His research interests are in the control of malaria in children and pregnant women. He is currently leading a multi-centre study (across Malawi, Kenya & Uganda) on the efficacy of intermittent preventive antimalarial therapy in the post-dischargemanagement of children with severe anaemia. He has published widely including in the Lancet Infectious Diseases and the New England Journal of Medicine in the area of malaria and anaemia. He is currently supported by a research team of two postdocs and 8 PhD students. He is an honorary lecturer with University of Liverpool and a visiting lecturer at the University of Zambia.
He has published widely including in the Lancet Infectious Diseases and the New England Journal of Medicine in the area of malaria and anaemia.
Available for Supervision: Yes

Prof Kamija Phiri

deanpublichealth@medcol.mw
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School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Malawi, College of Medicine, Private Bag 360, Chichiri, Blantyre, Malawi