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Medical Director

Dr. Ethel Rambiki is a Public Health Physician with a Medical degree and a Master’s in Public Health degree obtained from the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, formerly University of Malawi, College of Medicine. She has over 8 years of experience in health management at all levels of health care; primary, secondary, and tertiary, as well as over 2 years in program management having worked at the Department of HIV, STIs and Viral Hepatitis in the care and treatment division.

In her capacity as the Lighthouse Medical Director, she provides medical leadership and strategic medical guidance to Lighthouse services including Clinical, Community Health Care, and HIV Testing Services for the five Centers of Excellence namely; Lighthouse Center at Kamuzu Central Hospital, Martin Preuss Center at Bwaila Hospital, Umodzi Family Center at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Tisungane Clinic at Zomba Central Hospital and Rainbow Clinic at Mzuzu Central Hospital. Her role involves strategic oversight and guidance on all program areas by ensuring that implementation is evidence-based and that interventions developed maximize impact on quality HIV care for adults, children and Option B+ women; as well as ensuring efficient and quality service delivery for clients from enrolment to ART initiation, adherence, and retention in care and integration models.

Dr Rambiki’s main interest is in infectious diseases, specifically HIV, TB, and Hepatitis B. She has been a key player in HIV programming having contributed to the development of the HIV clinical management guidelines, the integrated testing guidelines for HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis B as well as the draft guidelines and national strategy for viral Hepatitis in Malawi. As such, her pursuits include the development of interventions and strategies that align with global infectious disease trends and adapting them to the local context.


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