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Prof. Eric S. Borgstein (Chairman) is Professor of Surgery at the University of Malawi College of Medicine, Consultant Pediatric Surgeon at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Director of Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care.





ElizabethElizabeth Tilley is an Environmental Health specialist whose research work and interests explore the health impacts of environmental sanitation; economics of and incentives for environmental sanitation; gender and social dimensions of environmental sanitation; nutrient recovery and urine chemistry (including, but not limited to aspects of water, air, excreta and solid waste).  She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Health at The Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi.




Linda-MipandoDr 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 Petros Kayange is a senior lecturer, ophthalmologist and head of ophthalmology unit at College of Medicine, University of Malawi in Blantyre, Malawi. He is a retina subspecialist. He is the lead person in the establishment and development of Diabetic retinopathy screening and treatment services in Southern Malawi. His main research areas include retina, glaucoma and cornea.





Dr Elizabeth Kampira has aPhD in Pharmacogenetics obtained from University of Cape Town. She is interested in pharmacovigilance and pharmacogenetic characteristics of the African population with an understanding of drug metabolizing enzymes and transporter genes involved in susceptibility to diseases and variation in response to treatment. The ultimate goal is to integrate genetic and genomic findings into changes in clinical practice, from bench to the bedside and translate the results into better treatment of patients and prevention of adverse drug reactions among patients.



Dr Patrick Kamalo– Consultant Neurosurgeon at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.




Dr Arox W Kamng’ona holds a PhD in Infection and Immunity from the University of Liverpool, UK. He is Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biology at the University of Malawi, College of Medicine; where he heads the Biochemistry Unit of the Biomedical Sciences Department and also coordinates a Master of Science in Bioinformatics degree programme, which he and his colleagues developed. He has an Honorary Research Associate position at the University of Liverpool, under the Institute of Infection and Global Health (IIGH). He currently sits as a member on the board of the peer reviewed Malawi Medical Journal. His current research work focuses on human microbiome and impact on health in resource poor African settings. He has collaborating partners from both local and International Institutions such as Michigan State University in the USA (Dr Eric Benbow and Dr Jen Pechal), University of California Davis (Prof Kathryn Dewey) and University of Nottingham (Prof Tanya Monaghan). He is affiliated to the Virology Research Group at the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals (ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0841-7586).

Dr. Gombachika is a Registered Malawian Nurse Midwife and holds PhD (University of Oslo), Master of Philosophy in Health Sciences (University of Bergen), Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education, Diploma in Nursing and University Certificate in Midwifery (University of Malawi). She is a member of the Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi, National Organization of Nurses & Midwives of Malawi, Association of Malawian Midwives and Sigma Theta Tau Lambda Malawi Chapter.

She has vast experience in nursing practice, research, education and administration both at district and national levels gained over several years. She joined Kamuzu College of Nursing in 1999 and has mainly been teaching nursing (Adult, Children) in undergraduate and Epidemiology in postgraduate programs. She has been involved in various academic initiatives in the college including: development of undergraduate, masters and doctoral curricula. Dr. Gombachika has held leadership positions: Chairperson of Research and Publications Committee, Head of Medical Surgical Nursing department, Dean Postgraduate Studies and currently is the Vice Principal of Kamuzu College of Nursing. Her research areas are HIV, AIDS, sexual and reproductive health of couples living with HIV: this has resulted in publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings. She has been part of a NUFU Collaboration Project – Improving access and quality in maternal health care in Sub Saharan Africa between University of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing and University of Oslo, Institute of Health and Society. Contribution she has made in this collaboration includes nine publications in referred journals.

Chiwoza Bandawe is an Associate Professor of Mental Health at the University of Malawi, College of Medicine.




Professor Nyengo Mkandawire is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England; a Foundation Fellow of the College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA); a Fellow of Federation for Advancement In Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). He is the Past President of the Association of Surgeons of East Africa (ASEA) and past council member of the College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA)




Lucinda Manda-Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Bioethics in the School of Public Health & Family Medicine. She is also an avid social scientist/qualitative researcher in the field of research ethics and health and behavior. 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. In terms of health and behaviour, she seeks to understand the enabling factors or barriers that impede access to health care, health services and health interventions.