- Community and Global Health
- DrPH, Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- MSc, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Dr. Gift Kamanga is an experienced public health expert and clinician with 20 years of experience. He has greatly contributed to improving people’s wellbeing through direct patient care, health systems strengthening, clinical, operational research, community engagement, and managing health programs.
His key technical expertise and research activities are in HIV and AIDS services, sexually transmitted infections, family planning, maternal/neonatal health, and HIV programming for key population groups. He has several publications on implementation of HIV services and sexually transmitted infections.
Dr. Kamanga’s strategic combination of practice from clinical, research and implementation science has enabled him to immensely contribute to positive change in people’s lives through influence in adoption of best practices and facilitating policy change on public health issues.
Dr. Kamanga conscientiously derives his professional attributes and strengths from key public health competencies of advocacy, communication, community/cultural orientation, critical analysis, leadership, management, professionalism, and ethics. Dr. Kamanga has provided mentorship and insights on global health issues to many public health, clinical practitioners and students from Malawi, Liberia, United States of America, and other countries.
Dr. Kamanga received a doctorate in public health from the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA. He also holds an MSc degree from University College London and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.