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Lisa Mwaikambo

Lisa Mwaikambo

Knowledge Management Team Lead

Lisa Mwaikambo (née Basalla) has worked for the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs since 2007. During that time, she has served as the IBP Knowledge Gateway global administrator, program officer on an HIV prevention strategic behavior change communications project in Malawi, and manager of the USAID Global Health eLearning (GHeL) Center. In her role on GHeL, Lisa managed the $1.5 million President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) online distance learning and training program in strategic information, led partnerships with other capacity building institutions to adapt GHeL content, and spearheaded the efforts to get GHeL accredited in a number of low- and middle-income countries by health professional regulatory bodies.

In addition, she led the first-ever K4Health Associate Award, which was the Continuing Medical Laboratory Education (CMLE) Program in Nigeria, which revitalized and institutionalized a Continuing Professional Development Policy and developed a portfolio of accredited eLearning courses for Medical Laboratory Scientists. As the Director of KM Integration, she led the K4Health Zika portfolio and now serves as the KM Lead for The Challenge Initiative (TCI), leading the dynamic TCI University platform.

Her experience spans knowledge management (KM), instructional design, capacity building/training and facilitation – both online and in-person, program design, implementation, and management, and research and evaluation. Lisa has extensive experience in family planning, gender, and HIV programming. She is a certified Knowledge Manager and has a Master of Public Health from Case Western Reserve University and a BA from the College of Wooster.