Introduction of Master’s Students
John Thumbiko Kaunda
|Qualification||Medical Laboratory Technologist|
|Hobby||Travelling, Listening to Music, Watching and Playing Basketball, Football and Volley Ball|
|Visited Countries||Zambia, Tanzania and Japan|
|Interests||Epidemiology and Disease Control, Research|
I have worked for Malawi ministry of health at Mzuzu Central Hospital as a Laboratory Technologist as the head of the department for Molecular laboratory for 12 years. In 2019, I started work at Partners in Hope as HIV/AIDS Testing and Linkage Services as a program coordinator. My main responsibilities were; Program planning, monitoring and evaluation of key program indicators and HIV testing services supply chain management,
During my work, I have gained tremendous skills in project cycle management, leadership, supervision and mentorship.
Malawi and its neighbouring countries are still being menaced by infectious diseases, largely due to poor sanitation; refuse, sewage and drainage systems, poor food and personal hygiene and less vibrant health promotion activities. I believe that by studying at the University of the Ryukyus, I will not only gain knowledge and skills in global health management, but I will also be exposed to a world-class scientist in the field of research and healthcare.