Know Our Staff
Board of Directors
Prof. Kamija Phiri
Prof. Ken Maleta
Prof. Victor Mwapasa
Dr. Mwayiwawo Madanitsa
Chief Operations Officer
Dr. Lucinda Manda-Taylor
Health Social Science
Dr Martin N. Mwangi
IRMA and REVAMP
Dr. Thandile Nkosi-Gondwe
Dr. Robert McCann
Team Lead – BOVA
Dr. Thandile Nkosi-Gondwe is a Research Associate at the Training and research unit of Excellence (TRUE). After graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBBS) from the University Of Medicine, College Of Medicine in 2010, she completed her medical internship at Queen Elizabeth Central
Glory Mzembe is an upcoming Clinical Epidemiologist with a strong passion
Steve’s research career has revolved around the control of arthropod-borne diseases. His research focus has been investigating the prevalence of arboviruses in mosquito vectors of Malawi, mapping arboviral risk areas in the country and malaria control utilising community involvement and larval source management (LSM). More recently, his research focus has shifted to the control of HAT through targeting the vector, tsetse fly.
Links to publications:
Monicah Mburu is a medical entomologist/parasitologist with a profound interest in developing novel technologies for control of malaria and other neglected tropical diseases. Her PH. D. research focuses on the indoor and outdoor biting
Link to publications: https://www. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term= monicah+mburu
Tinashe Alinafe Tizifa is a medical doctor pursuing a
Ernest Moya is a public health specialist interested in maternal and child health. Ernest’s
Tumaini Malenga is a Research and Policy Associate with the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP). She supports AFIDEP projects related to public health and health policy linked with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). Tumaini holds a Master of Science degree in International Development from the University of Bath (2010), and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Psychology from Bellarmine University (2008). She is currently completing a PhD in Public Health from the University of Malawi’s College of Medicine, under the Consortium for Advanced Training and Research in African (CARTA) fellowship programme.
As a CARTA fellow under TRUE she was part of the Majete Malaria Project (MMP), a multi-stakeholder and interdisciplinary research project on malaria control in communities surrounding the Majete Wildlife Reserve in Southern Malawi. Her research under MMP involved identifying the motivators and deterrents of health behaviour change in rural communities with poor health systems. Her research areas of interest are health behavior, community engagement, social and behavior change communication as well as health systems and policy.
Tumaini was previously the Programme Manager for the Tropical Haematology Research Unit (THRU) at the University of Malawi’s College of Medicine, running clinical research trials on malaria (2012-2014)). She also was the Project Manager to the Joshua Orphan and Community Care organization (JOCC), managing community development projects in peri-urban Blantyre (2010-2012). She is now a member of the Board of Trustees for JOCC and a member of the Board of Directors for the Malawi Medical Humanities Network (MMHN).
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