Kalonde Malama, MPH, Ph.D., is a health researcher with over 7 years of work experience in managing service delivery and research programmes for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. He has overseen a successful sexual and reproductive health programme and a cluster randomised HIV prevention trial in Zambian government clinics. Kalonde has also supported the Botswana Ministry of Health in implementing a national demand creation plan for couples’ voluntary HIV counselling and testing.
In his current position as postdoctoral fellow in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Kalonde leads analyses around sexual and reproductive health issues for diverse populations, including: refugee youth in Uganda; women living with HIV in Canada; indigenous youth in the Northwest Territories of Canada; and laypersons and healthcare workers participating in the WHO’s Global Values and Preferences Survey. He also has a keen interest in the intersectionality of HIV and non-communicable diseases, which he will explore among Canadian and African people living with HIV and one or more non-communicable diseases during his postdoctoral fellowship.
Through his community-engaged research and publications, Kalonde hopes to contribute to the improved access to sexual and reproductive health services for marginalised populations, and the improved care of people living with chronic communicable and non-communicable diseases.