CIDRZ Welcomes Dr Richard Mutemwa MSc, MBA, PhD who joins as Deputy Director, Health Systems Strengthening & Primary Health Care

Dr Richard Mutemwa earned his MSc in Medical Statistics (with Epidemiology) from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London and his Masters of Business Administration 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 nine 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.

Richard has broad experience in Zambia, having served as USAIDCountry Project Manager on the USAID/MOST programme providing technical support to Zambia’s National Vitamin A supplementation programme; as 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; and as Head of the Film/Video Unit of the Zambia News and Information Services.

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