a message from the director

Prof. Kamija Phiri

Strategy

  • Combined experience of more than 50 years in research, research administration and institutional leadership.
  • Established a legal framework (a non-for-profit entity) to conduct research.
  • Developing a rigorous grant management structure that ensures efficient research implementation of all pre- and post-award obligations.
  • Established a transparent and engaged governance system (with independent oversight) that guarantees research integrity and financial accountability.
  • Established five research units across southern Malawi with more than eight currently active studies and several in the pipeline.
  • Developed strategic, sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships with the health facilities where the units operate as well as national and international policy stakeholders.

Achievements

  • Majete malaria project
  • Post-discharge Malaria Chemoprevention (PMC) Studies
  • Malaria in pregnancy trials – IMPROVE
  • Iron supplementation in Pregnancy – REVAMP trial 
  • Iron supplementation in infants & child development – IRMA trial
  • Malaria Chemoprevention in Sickle Cell

Our Values

What We Love

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Innovation

We are forward thinking and do not live in the box

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Integrity

We are honest, transparent and ethical in our work and conduct

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Team work

We believe that together, we can achieve more. The team makes the dream work.

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Leadership

We strive to lead in research excellence and innovation

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Passion

We use our drive to inspire, engage and motivate others

The Core Team

Prof. Kamija Phiri

Prof. Kamija Phiri

Executive Director

Zainab Longwe

Zainab Longwe

Chief Operations Officer

Gomezgani Mhango

Gomezgani Mhango

Laboratory Manager

Chikondi Ngwira

Chikondi Ngwira

Research Governance Officer

Dr. Owen Mtambo

Dr. Owen Mtambo

Biostatistician | Head of Data Science

McCider Katulukira

McCider Katulukira

Grants Manager

Get in touch with us

Physical and Postal Addresses:

Training & Research Unit of Excellence

1 Kufa Road, Mandala

P.O. Box 30538

Chichiri, Blantyre 3, MALAWI

Contact Details:

Tel: +265 (0) 881 222 672 | +265 (0) 994 171 557

Email: true@true.mw

Web: https://true.mw