Why good public health intentions fail in low-resource settings: thoughts from a recent integrated HIV/RH study in Kenya and Swaziland

April 16, 2015    9-10 hours Zambezi Conference Room, CIDRZ Head Office 5032 Great North Road, Lusaka

Dr Richard Mutemwa, MSc, MBA, PhD
Deputy Director, Health Systems Strengthening and Primary Care

Dr Richard Mutemwa is Deputy Director of Health Systems Strengthening & Primary Care at CIDRZ. He earned his MSc in Medical Statistics (with Epidemiology) from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London and his MBA in Health, Population and Nutrition in Developing Countries and PhD in Health Management from Keele University, U.K. In his immediately previous role he served as Lecturer and Research Fellow teaching research design and analysis; health policy, power and process; reproductive health research; and the Health Services Management component of the Distance Learning Masters of Public Health degree at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Prior to this Dr Mutemwa served as Lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, U.K. for 9 years teaching health systems and international development, with a specific focus on maternal and child health, and HIV/AIDS research. He has experience in the design, implementation, analysis, and dissemination of both quantitative and qualitative research and has served as Investigator on multi-site international trials as well as published multiple peer-reviewed papers. He has broad experience in Zambia, having served as USAID Country Project Manager on the USAID/MOST programme providing technical support to Zambia’s National Vitamin A supplementation programme; Head of the Nutrition Education Unit of the National Food and Nutrition Commission where he designed and led implementation of the National nutritional promotion strategy in Zambia.


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