Prof. Moses Chimbari, PhD

Professor Moses. John Chimbari is the Great Zimbabwe University Pro-Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Research and Innovation. He holds a PhD from University of Copenhagen, Denmark and is a Full Professor with 20 years’ experience in senior university leadership having served as Deputy Director and Director, Dean and possessing 30 years of conducting transdisciplinary research. Before joining Great Zimbabwe University, Professor Chimbari was a Public Health Research Professor in the School of Nursing and Public Health, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Prior to that, Prof Chimbari was Deputy Director of the Botswana Okavango Research Institute, (2008-2012); Director of Research and Innovation, National University of Science and Technology (2006-2008) and Director of University Lake Kariba Research Station, University of Zimbabwe (2000-2006). Prof Chimbari has published over 160 articles in peer-reviewed journals on diverse public health aspects. He has graduated 26 PhD and 11 Masters Students. He has been featured as a UKZN Top 30 Researcher for 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Dr. Agnes Kiragga

Dr. Agnes Kiragga; B. Stat, M. Sc, PhD, is the head of statistics unit and senior research scientist at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), at the College of Health Science, Makerere University Kampala, Uganda. She is a doctoral-level statistician with vast experience in public health research and use of advanced statistical and data science tools to address health priorities in Africa. She is passionate about the use of data science to inform strategies for improved health and livelihood. Dr. Kiragga has participated and spear-headed several research projects in the Uganda and several African countries in the field of HIV and other infectious diseases including Tuberculosis and COVID-19, Sexual and Reproductive health, mental health, women’s health, noncommunicable diseases and has applied advanced data science tools to inform public health management. She is keen to promote the uptake of science and mathematics among African girls and women.



Mr. Antony Matsika

Mr. Antony Matsika, BBS, MBA, PhD student, is currently the Program Coordinator of the Health Education Partnership Initiative at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ). Mr. Matsika possesses 10 years of experience supporting capacity building programs at the UZ having been instrumental in the successful implementation of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) program from 2010 to 2015 and MEPI-Junior Faculty training program from 2016 to 2020. Prior to that he had worked for 14 years with international NGOs in various financial management capacities. Mr. Matsika’s major role in supporting capacity building programs is to provide oversight on project management and operations focusing mainly on increasing research output through using such tools as mentoring, didactic training and cross-boundary collaborations. He has supported several fellows who are early career researchers in their quest to become independent and collaborative researchers. He has also supported several research teams compromising senior researchers from the UZ as well as international collaborators. He is a holder of Bachelor of Business Studies degree from the UZ and Master of Business Administration from Nottingham Trent University. In addition, he has several certificates in research and grants administration from National Institutes of Health, NCURA and SARIMA.

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