Nanthalile Mugala, MD, MMed

Country Director, Zambia

Nanthalile Mugala is the country director for PATH’s Zambia program. She oversees all operations in the country and serves as a liaison between PATH Zambia, PATH headquarters, donors, partners, national-level ministries.

Dr. Mugala has more than 20 years of experience implementing programs and services related to HIV, malaria, reproductive health, child and newborn health, and nutrition. She previously worked as 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.