Khumbo Kalua


Khumbo Kalua is currently working as an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Southern Africa. He graduated as a medical doctor and later specialized in Ophthalmology.

His research interest in Public Eye health and Tropical eye diseases led him to study a Masters in Community Eye Health and a PhD in Infectious diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) from 2005-2012. Kalua’s contribution to research include mapping of trachoma in Malawi, modifying the key informant method (KIM) for use in children in Malawi, rapid assessments of avoidable blindness (RAAB) and several primary eye-care interventions.

Kalua is a known figure within the trachoma community, working closely with the broader NTDs community, KCCO, LSHTM, and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

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