Development Works Here with Dr. Mulamuli Mpofu

We’d like you to meet Dr. Mulamuli Mpofu! Dr. Mpofu is a senior director of Global Health Programs with a special focus on malaria. Dr. Mpofu shares how he got involved with global health as a career, his view on how malaria can be eliminated globally, and the steps we can take to build stronger…

Timothy Rosché

Tim Rosché has more than 35 years of development‑related experience in Africa, primarily with USAID-funded activities in commodity logistics, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and family planning, as well as some agriculture-related project management.

Mulamuli (Mula) Mpofu, PhD

Dr. Mulamuli (Mula) Mpofu is a Senior Director of Chemonics’ Global Health Programs. He has more than 20 years of experience in public health with extensive research, strategic information/monitoring and evaluation, health systems strengthening, and business development experience across malaria, HIV, and TB disciplines. Prior to joining Chemonics, he supported projects in East and Southern…

Malaria Early Warning in Ethiopia: A Roadmap for Scaling to the National Level

Climate change presents a significant threat to reducing the burden of malaria globally and in Sub-Saharan Africa, which, despite tremendous progress, continues to have a devastating impact on human health and livelihood throughout the world. Changes in temperature, precipitation and in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events will alter the nature of malaria…

Going the Extra Mile to Reach the Last Mile

Two supply chain experts, Bongisiwe Mosekoa and Fikreslassie Alemu, share strategies they’ve applied in Eswatini and Ethiopia to address social factors and systems challenges behind medical commodity uptake, implement inclusive delivery practices for last mile distribution, and ensure sustained health outcomes for everyone, including underserved populations such as people living with HIV/AIDS, youth, pastoralists and…

Fikreslassie Alemu Kibret

Fikreslassie Alemu is a health systems strengthening (HSS) director of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program–Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) in Ethiopia. He is a pharmacist and public health supply chain expert with more than 16 years of experience in providing technical assistance, capacity building, and system strengthening activities in health supply chain and…

3 Questions With Grace Adeya on PMI’s Impact in the Fight to End Malaria

The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is a significant contributor in the global quest to end malaria. Since its launch in 2005, PMI has conducted malaria prevention and treatment programs in 24 malaria-endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. Over the past five years, the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management…

Mapping Success in Cameroon – Effective Distribution of Seasonal Malaria Commodities

Reducing morbidity and mortality caused by malaria remains a major challenge for the Cameroon Ministry of Public Health. In Cameroon, health data is frequently incomplete or arrives at the district level very late. Additionally, there are also difficulties with storage, inventory, and transportation from regional to health facility levels. GHSC-PSM supported the country’s National Malaria…

3 Questions with Antonio Mussa: Cyclones, COVID-19, and Antimalarial Interventions

Devastating cyclones and global pandemics like COVID-19 can distract Mozambicans from addressing the pervasive problem of malaria, which is often seen as a part of daily life even though it is responsible for 29 percent of all deaths in the country. As COVID-19 spreads through Mozambique’s northern provinces, Antonio Mussa, chief of party of the Chemonics-led…