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John Thumbiko Kaunda

Country Malawi
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

Personal History

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.