Paul Chiwaza Puleni
Senior Technical Advisor
Paul Chiwaza Puleni is a master trainer in voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), quality assurance, antiretroviral therapy, and information, education, and communication. As a clinical officer Paul has worked in the fields of HIV and AIDS, family planning, and sexual and reproductive health for 13 years, mainly with Illovo Sugar Corporation (1998-2007) and Banja La Mtsogolo (2007-2011), a family planning NGO based in Malawi. Paul worked as a senior manager for Banja La Mtsogolo's integrated VMMC/family planning project (2011-2014) and Médecins Sans Frontières' tuberculosis/ART program (2014-2015). Paul has contributed significantly to Malawi's health programming through training health care providers, conducting national VMMC quality assessments, and developing national VMMC program frameworks, including policy guidance, standard operating procedures, and a counseling guide. Paul holds a BA from the University of Malawi and a diploma in clinical medicine (distinction) from the Malawi College of Health Sciences.