Tumaini has extensive project management experience with healthcare provision and research in the non-profit and parastatal sectors.
At AFIDEP she supports programmes in the health and wellbeing focus area, specifically relating to public health and health policy and in partnership with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM).
Prior to AFIDEP, she worked as the Programme Manager for the Tropical Haematology Research Unit (THRU) at the University of Malawi’s College of Medicine, and is a member of the board of directors for the Malawi Medical Humanities Network.
Tumaini holds an MSc in International Development from the University of Bath, and a BA degree in Sociology and Psychology from Bellarmine University. Tumaini 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. Her PhD research involved identifying the motivators and deterrents of health behaviour change for malaria control in rural communities with poor health systems.
Her research areas of interest are health behaviour, community engagement, social and behaviour change communication as well as health systems and policy.