Staff Profile
Members of Management Team
Dr Ireen Namakhoma
DR Ireen Namakhoma - Executive Director

She is the Director of REACH Trust. She is a senior social scientist focusing on the development of practical recommendations to promote equity in access to health care for the poor. Her primary interest is in the implementation of qualitative and quantitative research activities to promote equitable access to health services in Malawi.

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Hastings Banda
Hastings Mayingira Banda - Research Manager

Is a Senior Clinical Researcher with REACH Trust and a member of the Senior Management Team. He has a Masters in Community Health from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and has attended courses in epidemiology, statistics and research methodologies. Hastings leads REACH Trust’s Clinical Research Team, developing the clinical research portfolio for the Trust as well as managing relevant research projects and all clinical staff.

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Lifah Sanudi
Lifah Sanudi - Senior Social Researcher

Is a Senior Social Researcher for REACH Trust. He has a Masters degree in Sociology from the University of Malawi as well as postgraduate certificates in International Community Health, Participatory Methods and Cultural Epidemiology. He has nine years experience of conducting health related social science research in Malawi.

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Grace Mbera
Grace Mbera - Social Science Researcher

She is a Social Science Researcher with REACH Trust. She has a Masters degree in Sociology from Chancellor College, University of Malawi, and several years experience in conducting health research.

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Kassim J. Kwalamasa

He is a public health researcher with experience in issues of maternal health, HIV, sexual and
reproductive health and TB. He holds a Master of Science in International Health (MScIH) from
Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg, Germany, with over 5 years of experience conducting
health research and evaluations of programs and projects.

Amiya Gondwe
Amiya Gondwe - Administrative Officer

She is the Administrative Officer she has a Masters Degree in Administration
Eneless Masiye
Eneless Masiye - Administrative Assistant

She is REACH 's Administrative Assistant. She manages the receiption and logistics.