Mphatso is a Research Associate and a Wellcome Trust Master’s Fellow in Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from University of Malawi, College of Medicine, and an MSc in Epidemiology from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He joined MLW Malaria Epidemiology Group in 2016 on a voluntary internship, and secured his current Wellcome fellowship (2017 – 2020).
He is building a career in implementation and operational research through which he aims to contribute to implementation of proven, efficacious interventions in combating high-burden infectious diseases, such as malaria. In addition to his epidemiological training, he is also developing skills in economic evaluation. Mphatso is also particularly interested in methodological considerations in evaluation of complex public health interventions.
His current Wellcome Fellowship is supporting an economic evaluation of the Majete Malaria Project (MMP). He is costing the implementation of larval source management and structural house improvements, as implemented within MMP, as potential complementary, community-driven tools for malaria control, and is supervised by Dr Eve Worrall and Dr Anja Terlouw. He also supports Dr Anja Terlouw and the Malaria Epidemiology Group in running ongoing studies.