Center Activities

Facilitate postgraduate training

The Africa Center of Excellence in Public Health and Herbal Medicine facilitates postgraduate training

through the following strategies:

  • Conducting training needs assessments
  • Recruitment of strategic lecturing and researchers
  • Providing funds to students’ research
  • Provision of partial or full tuition support
  • Facilitating tutoring and mentorship


Curriculum development

The Center supports academic curriculum development and review. The process involves stakeholder engagement, regional and international scoping for relevant content and facilitating workshops. Particular attention is directed towards academic content in the Center’s focus areas of: injury, adolescent health, urban health and herbal medicine.


Public Health and Herbal Medicine Agenda

Africa is experiencing a double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Recent surveys have shown that while HIV, malaria and tuberculosis continue to be public health concerns, non-communicable conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and strokes are rising. People continue to suffer these health challenges exacerbated by poverty, illiteracy, poor access to safer water and sanitation and challenging adolescent social circumstances… Continue reading


Short-course trainings/workshops

The Center offers demand-driven short-courses and training workshops to undergraduate, postgraduate students, teaching and research faculty as well as industry and community stakeholders. The short courses are designed to build capacity in research methods, teaching and health services delivery.


Support publications in peer-reviewed journals

Peer reviewed publications are the life-line of the academy. Keeping this in mind, the Center will support affiliated researchers in academic writing through education and training in academic writing. We will also support researchers when it is prudent to pay for high quality open access publication fees.


Faculty and Students’ Exchange Programme

Academic mobility includes the mobility of students and faculty (teaching and research) for both education and training is the hallmark for internationalization (Refer to the University of Malawi Strategic Plan). Our focus is global and will span teaching and learning, research collaboration and academic exchanges.


Student’s internships

The Center supports junior internships by students from year three of undergraduate education onwards to two years after graduation. The support provided includes: funding stipends; identification of mentors and supervisors; provision of work space, including laboratory facilities and coaching.