Dr Andrew Likaka
MBBS, MPH, ISQua Expert, Improvement Advisor (IHI)
A Medical Doctor with postgraduate studies in Public Health, currently serving as the Director of newly established Quality Management Directorate and eHealth Division in the Ministry of Health and Population in Malawi. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership and coordination of quality of care in the health sector. He has led the entire process of establishing the Quality Management Directorate in the Ministry of Health in Malawi. Dr. Likaka is an Improvement Advisor (IHI) and a Global Health Specialist (University of Melbourne, Australia).
He has expertise in health program design, implementation and evaluation. He has just been appointed to head the newly established e-Health Division in the Ministry of Health and Population, with an aim of championing the digitalization of the health sector as part of the government sectoral wide reforms for efficiency.
He has worked in various capacities from a Medical Officer, Senior Medical Officer, Chief Medical Officer, District Medical Officer and District Health Officer in different Districts in Malawi. Dr Likaka has facilitated development of various health policies and strategies. He is a National Coordinator of the Malawi Health Situation Room which is advancing data usage or strategic decision making through virtualization at all levels. Dr. Likaka is the Chair of the National Quality Commission for Health Systems in Malawi and has spent most of his career setting up new systems and developing policies to improve quality of health services in Malawi and SADC Region.
He is a keynote speaker in most international Quality Conferences and lead the newly launched Global Network for Improving Quality of Care for Mothers, New born, children, adolescents and youth, supported by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, USAID and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.