Mr. Musonda Simwinga

2007 Trainee

Mr. Musonda Simwinga graduated from the University of Zambia with a Bachelor degree in Public Administration and Development Studies. He then went on to complete a Masters in Policy Studies through the Southern African Regional Institute for Policy Studies in Zimbabwe.

As the Study Manager for the Zambia and South Africa TB and AIDS Reduction (ZAMSTAR) Study, Mr. Simwinga manages a large team of intervention field worker s and is in charge of the day to day running and logistics of the study. He has been instrumental in the research ethics training of study staff members and has also worked to establish Community Advisory Boards (CABs) in all the study sites.

Mr. Simwinga looks forward to the Program, which he believes will greatly help him in designing appropriate training and capacity building activities for the Community Advisory Boards (CABs) he has helped establish in Zambia. Mr. Simwinga also intends to apply for a PhD with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to examine the question of when and how CABs can become true representatives of the communities they serve. Thus, Mr. Simwinga also hopes the Training Program will provide him with a good opportunity to further develop his research question.

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