Kamija Phiri completed his PhD under the Gates Malaria Partnership. He received a Senior Fellowship award from the Malaria Capacity Development Consortium (MCDC) for his project Establishment of the Tropical Haemotology Research Unit to build capacity and support laboratory research in the College of Medicine.
Dr Phiri is now the Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi. He won the Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award 2012 in recognition of his outstanding work investigating new strategies to prevent malaria and severe anemia, one of malaria's most common and devastating complications in children.
As well as being part of our MCDC investigators network, Dr Phiri is PhD supervisor to MCDC student, Nyanyiwe Mbeye. He is also heavily involved in institutional capacity strengthening efforts at the College of Medicine.