Hastings Banda

Acting Executive Director REACH Trust, Malawi

Hastings is the Acting Executive Director of the Research for Equity and Community Health (REACH) Trust, a multi-disciplinary health research NGO in Malawi.

He holds a Master of Community Health obtained from Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and is currently a research PhD student with University of Liverpool. He is the Lead person in a cluster randomised controlled trial focussed on improving case detection of tuberculosis and chronic airways disease and their management in two rural districts.

Having worked at all levels of clinical practice in Malawi Hastings understands the health system and the related challenges. For over 20 years his worked has been in implementation research covering tuberculosis and lung health and health systems strengthening with very strong skills in building community structures at primary health care level.