Nanthalile Mugala, MD, MMed

Chief of the Africa Region

Nanthalile Mugala is PATH’s Chief of the Africa Region. She is responsible for providing strategic leadership and guidance and overseeing program activities in the region. She also develops and executes on strategies to expand and grow the Africa portfolio into new regions.

Dr. Mugala is a seasoned leader and public health expert with more than 25 years of experience leading and implementing programs and services related to HIV, malaria, reproductive health, child and newborn health, and nutrition. Prior to assuming this position, she served as country director for PATH’s Zambia program. Previously she worked in senior management and leadership roles within the public health sector, as a pediatrician at a hospital in Lusaka, and served as president of the National Pediatric Association. She has contributed to research that has resulted in key policy and strategy change and is a member of various national and international technical and advisory committees and boards.

Dr. Mugala holds Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, and Master of Medicine degrees from the University of Zambia. She also has a Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium.