Paul Kawale MPH, Ph.D.
Research and Policy Analyst

Paul has spent the past 14 years developing, implementing and evaluating public health research, practice, and advocacy in Malawi. This has involved supporting urban development; enhancing community health literacy; leading national health budget tracking and service delivery satisfaction assessments; improving maternal, neonatal and child health; controlling malaria through IRS; strengthening health system pillars of finance (community health insurance), information (digital health) and governance (health facility advisory committees); reducing HIV infection and burden through faith-based biomedical and community response; improving maternal and child nutrition using the Scaling Up Nutrition approach; and conducting research around HIV (PMTCT Option B+ and safer conception), cervical cancer and mental health.

At AFIDEP, Paul’s work involves designing, implementing and evaluating health-related knowledge translation, capacity building in evidenced-informed decision-making and policy engagement at regional, national, and sub-national levels across Africa.

Paul’s career interests are in research, public health and health systems strengthening. His Ph.D. title was “Strengthening health systems through eHealth: Two mixed-methods case studies at 10 facilities in Malawi”

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