CARTA / Lester Kapanda
Lester Kapanda

University of Malawi

Country: Malawi

Institution: University of Malawi

Area of Research: Exploring the potential drivers of demand and supply for transactional sex and sex work among Female Sex Workers and their clients in Malawi.


Bio:

Lester has served research institutions of the University of Malawi under the College of Medicine for ten years. From 2003 to 2012, he served as a clinician, sub-investigator, and study project coordinator for the Johns Hopkins University College of Medicine Research Project, a joint clinical research project between the College of Medicine of the University of Malawi and the Johns Hopkins University – Bloomberg School of Public Health in the USA in response to the huge burden of infectious diseases and other non-communicable diseases in Malawi. From January 2013, he joined the Malawi Liverpool Welcome Trust Clinical research Program as a research scientist and senior project manager for a large Wellcome Trust funded program grant (VacSurv) where he was directly responsible for the running of several integrated observational case-control studies of vaccine effectiveness and a cohort study of vaccine cost-effectiveness.
As of 2014, he has been a part-time faculty member at the school of public health and family medicine, where he is currently pursuing his PhD studies.