Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Specialist - United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)- Malawi Country Office
Highest qualification: Master's in Public Health, University of Pretoria
Ms Chimuna is a Health Specialist for UNICEF-Malawi Office. She sits in national level decision making forums driving the health and social policy agenda for better health development outcomes for the Malawian nation. She also interacts directly with health service providers and community members. Her work is facilitated by critical strategic policy analysis translating documented intentions into action based on local context to inform policy implementation to ensure that the Malawian population attains the highest level possible of health and quality life.
Prior to this, she was a Senior Child Health Advisor -Save the Children Malawi Country Office. Her responsibilities included programme development, being a team leader for community case management and community based maternal and new born care grant amongst others. She also worked as a Child Health and Nutrition and Advisor Program Manager-Integrated Community Case Management in the Save the Children Malawi Country Office.
Ms Chimuna has a significant experience in the health field as she started as a nurse before branching out into the NGO sector. She hopes to build her skills to enhance capability to influence others / impart knowledge to colleagues and advocate for relevant strategic policy commitments in her area of expertise.