Kamija Phiri is a Professor in clinical epidemiology at the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences in Malawi. He directs the Training & Research Unit of Excellence (TRUE), which he established in 2009 with several research sites in southern Malawi. His research interests are in the control of malaria and anemia in children and pregnant women. He is currently leading a multicenter research consortium (across Malawi, Kenya & Uganda) on the post-discharge management of children with severe anaemia. Prof Phiri is a recipient for several awards, including the 2012 Merle A. Sandee Health Leadership award in Africa. He sits on the Malawi National Malaria Advisory Board which advises Ministry of Health on all matters related to malaria control. Other academic roles have included being the founding Dean of the School of Public Health and Family Medicine and additionally the Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi.