Dr. Samson Malwa Haumba
Dr. Samson Malwa Haumba, MBChB, MMed (Internal Medicine), MPH, DLitt et Phil, is the Country Resident Director for Eswatini at the Georgetown University Center for Global Health Practice and Impact, and is the overall in-country lead for GU CGHPI programs.
Previously, for over 14 years Dr. Haumba was the Country Director for University Research Co., LLC programs in Eswatini where he provided leadership in the design and implementation of many innovative donor funded HIV, TB and Laboratory quality management systems related technical assistance programs in Eswatini and coordinated implementation with the ministry of health in cooperation with various MOH public health programs (such as the National TB Control Program, National AIDS Program, National Cancer Registry, Health Laboratory Service and National Health Research unit); the national stakeholders, regional health management teams, Community Based and Civil Society organizations and bilateral and multilateral organizations to scale up these activities.
Dr. Haumba has managed projects funded by the following donors: the US Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program/ PEPFAR, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/PEPFAR, Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation, US Agency for International Development (USAID). In collaboration with the World health Organization, Southern Africa Development Cooperation, and United National Development Program, he has also provided technical assistance on HIV, TB and Health systems strengthening, to other African Ministries of Health such as South Africa, Seychelles, Zambia, Mozambique, Uganda, Malawi, Lesotho, and South Sudan.
Prior to the work in Eswatini, Dr. Haumba worked in Uganda for 10 years. Under the USAID funded Uganda AIDS/TB Integrated Model District Program he supported 16 districts integrate and expand HIV/PMTCT/TB/ Laboratory quality assurance programs; and prior to this with the Ministry of Health, as Specialist Physician/Registrar at the Mulago National Referral and Teaching hospital and honorary lecturer at Makerere University College of Health Sciences.
Dr. Haumba studied at Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Uganda where he obtained a Medicine and Surgery bachelor’s degree, a Master of Medicine (in Internal Medicine) degree and a Master of Public Health. He also has a Doctor of Literature and Philosophy from the University of South Africa, and post-doctoral courses in health systems and policy research from the University of Western Cape in South Africa. His research covers tuberculosis (multi-resistant TB, childhood TB, TB in pregnancy, TB preventive therapy), HIV (testing, management, advanced HIV disease and cryptococcus), non-communicable diseases (renal diseases and diabetes) and cancers (lung, cervical, breast and others), health policy, and COVID-19 among health care workers.