Muka Chikuba

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Country Director, Zambia; Project Director, Zambia DISCOVER-Heath Project, International


Muka Chikuba-McLeod has over 30 years of experience in medicine, epidemiology, international health, and development. Her areas of expertise include infectious diseases, disease surveillance, and research. She has worked internationally and domestically, and is able to form strategic partnerships with governments, civil society, the private sector, and communities for public health impact. Muka has served as Project Director/Chief of Party on several of JSI’s largest projects, and most recently, as the Chief of Party on the JSI-implemented USAID SAFE Project as well as JSI’s Country Representative in Zambia. Muka holds a medical degree from the University of Zambia, an MPH in International Health from Boston University, and an MSc in Epidemiology from Harvard University.



The ‘Magic Bullet’ for HIV Viral Suppression? How Fixed-dose Combination Dolutegravir Antiretrovirals are Improving Viral Suppression among Children 10–14 Years on Antiretroviral Therapy in Zambia

The Race to End AIDS and COVID-19: How edutainment and a rallying call to run for a cause boosted HIV prevention and COVID-19 vaccination uptake in Zambia

Periodic HIV Index Case Testing: A Worthwhile Approach to Reach “The Unreached” in the Journey to Epidemic Control

It is not vaccine hesitancy; it is lack of access: increasing access accelerates COVID-19 vaccination in a Zambian district

Let's talk! Harnessing the power and influence of the media to accelerate COVID-19 vaccination in Zambia

Harnessing influence: Accelerating COVID-19 vaccination in Zambia through engagement and involvement of local leaders

A community ART model and client-centered ART services facilitate high ART adherence and client retention in Zambia

USAID DISCOVER-Health Male Characterization Study

Zambia Male Characterization Study: Insights to Inform HIV Programming to Increase Men’s HIV Service Utilization (AIDS2020 presentation)

That’s how we roll! Using Human-Centered Design for PrEP rollout in Zambia

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JSI’s Chikuba-McLeod and Onyejekwe Recognized for Their Contributions to Public Health


Dr. Muka Chikuba-McLeod Talks to Voice of America about Getting Zambia to Herd Immunity


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