Medical & Health Sciences
Dr Shumba is a Faculty Member at the Department of Population Health and School of Nursing and Midwifery at the Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya since May 2020. She is a global health expert and is passionate about breaking down the barriers that marginalized women and girls face in leading healthy and dignified lives. She believes in upholding the health-related rights of women, girls and children, through contextually sensitive approaches that address drivers at the individual, community and system levels. She holds a PhD and MSc in Global Health from Queen Margaret University, Institute for Global Health and Development, Edinburgh, Scotland, a Doctor of Literature and Philosophy, Health Studies, University of South Africa, and BSc, Health Education and Health Promotion, University of Zimbabwe
Dr Shumba has worked with several global health agencies in Africa and Asia for the last 16 years, leading the design and delivery of complex health and nutrition programs. She has several peer reviewed publications, and is currently supervising three PhD students. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, UK. Her research interests include the design and delivery of complex high quality and scalable interventions for various health priorities and vulnerable populations in fragile settings. She is interested in the application of health systems theories and frameworks to understand how various health service and program models can promote health and well-being, and inform policy and practice.