Happy Phiri is the deputy project director for the national evaluation of the Malawi PMTCT Program (NEMAPP). He joined MSH in 2013 and is a member of the senior country management team. NEMAPP evaluates the effectiveness and impact of the new integrated approach to prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), known as Option B+. Previously, Happy worked as a research programs specialist for the Health Research Capacity Strengthening Initiative, funded by the UK Department for International Development and the Wellcome Trust. Happy conducted malaria research for several years, obtained several research grants, and published a number of papers on malaria and other tropical diseases. Happy has extensive experience with research proposal development, managing large research grants, and grants management. Happy has also taught at the College of Medicine and Chancellor College, constituent colleges of the University of Malawi. He holds a PhD in tropical medicine with a focus on malaria from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine at the University of Liverpool.