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

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.

He 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.

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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