Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Programme

Moses Kumwenda

EDCTP Career Development Fellow

Dr. Moses Kelly Kumwenda holds a PhD in Public Health – Medical Anthropology from the University of Malawi, a Master of Philosophy in Environmental Geography from the University of the Western Cape, and a Bachelor of Education (Geography and Demography major) from the University of Malawi. He is currently working as an EDCTP Career Development Fellow at the Helse Nord TB Initiative (HNTI) of the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences and Malawi Liverpool Wellcome, in Blantyre – Malawi. He currently leads the Social Sciences Theme, the Gender in Health Associate group, and work as an Associate Group Head for the Maternal and Fetal Group at Malawi Liverpool Wellcome. He holds honorary Research Associate positions at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and the University of Liverpool. His research interests are in areas of gender, specifically masculinities, mental health and novel psychosocial interventions, and the understanding social impacts of new biomedical technologies using applied social science research methods (Implementation Science). He has long-standing interests in research on access to health services and social benefits and potential harms linked new health interventions. Dr Moses Kumwenda co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications in the field of public health over the past 13 years. He has contributed greatly on work about HIV self-testing which has informed both the national and international policies. He has also contributed to the development of the WHO-TDR Intersectional Gender Analysis Toolkit.