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About Our Management
Our team has insightful and in-depth technical and socio- political knowledge and understanding of past and ongoing local strengthening efforts in Zambia and Swaziland.
Over the past 10 years, I have had the good fortune of starting and growing an organization that setup and implemented development projects in four countries – eSwatini, Lesotho, South Africa, and Zambia. Working together with amazing and exceptional colleagues, I have honed my experience as a manager and leader in the areas of health systems strengthening, including policy development, financial, human resources, and contracts management. I have managed medium to large multi-country projects, funded by USAID, the World bank and CDC with an average annual value of $3million and country teams of more than 20 technical and administrative personnel.
Akamunwa Musole or simply Aka to his peers has been working at IHM since November 2018. A certified IT professional with more than 10 years supporting IT and communications technologies in the NGO sector he is known as the go to tech and IT guy around IHM. Aka has played various roles in at IHM from Hub Manager to Hub/IT Advisor The role he currently holds. When asked what Aka likes the most about IHM, his response was “Ability to quickly adapt to new approaches and technologies”. An exciting activity that Aka took part in at IHM is the constant provision of connectivity solutions that link even the remotest health facilities to a central server for Biometrics and Remote monitoring and support.
IT Services Manager
Bwalya has over 11 years of experience as a project manager with extensive Institutional and Healthcare project portfolios as well as experience managing large, complex development projects. Bwalya is a certified Project Management Professional, and she holds a Master of Business Administration from George Fox University.
She began her career in Accounting before making the leap to Project Management, starting as an Associate Project Manager. Her experience includes work at such organisations as Oregon Health Authority and Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon. Though very new to the IHM team, Bwalya looks forward to working with the IDeAS team in the continued deployment of SmartCare, APN and Biometrics in the various sites around Zambia.
Project manager – Zambia
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Project Management Technical Advisor
Mustafa Ashek Mahmud known as Pulak by IHM staff members has worked at IHM for the past 3 years after joining in 1st February 2017. Originally, from Bangladesh Pulak has completed his B.Sc in Computer Science and for the last 20 years, has worked with different software companies in Bangladesh and also in eSwatini and now provides support to the Zambia office. As Director of Health Information Technology, Pulak’s main responsibility is to develop Software for different projects and lead the software development team. To ensure IHM delivers right solutions he also provide directions and training to the software development team regarding latest software development technologies and techniques. When asked what he likes the most about IHM Pulak stated “I like the freedom of thinking and the opportunity to do work differently. Not only that, I also admire the continued encouragement from the CEO to achieve new skills.” One exciting project Pulak participated in took place in 2017 where him and his team developed CMIS v.2.0 EHR for the Kingdom of eSwatini . With a short deadline and limited resource IHM successfully delivered and implemented that project. During that time the team work and the continuous support from other departments gave Pulak an extraordinary feeling when they successfully handed over the project to the MoH.
Mustafa Ashek Mahmud (Pulak)
Chief Technology Officer (Senior Systems Engineer)
Machalo started working for IHM in 2017 as Training Coordinator under the IDeAS project. Prior to joining IHM, she worked as a Training Specialist, National Trainer, Quality Assurance officer, Training Materials Specialist. I have 10 years’ experience in E.H.R training, material, and curriculum development. Machalo has a degree in Business Administration majoring in International Business and Human Resource Management from Edith Cowan University, Australia, currently she is pursuing an MBA from ZCAS University. When asked what she likes most about working at IHM, Machalo responded “IHM has a relaxed and friendly working environment with a great support system. I particularly like the mentorship and learning opportunities the organization offers employees”. Machalo sites the most exciting activity she has been a part of at IHM as her orientation. As part of the program, she had the opportunity to visit one of the CMS training centers as well as onsite training. The experience helped her to appreciate cultural diversity when running EHR training programs and it also presented an opportunity to share her experiences from Zambia.
Adoption and Capacity Building Manager
Dr. Sam Miti
Senior Clinical Lead
Institutionalization and Sustainability (Government Lead)
Talent Acquisition and Development Manager
Contracts, Grants, and Procurement Manager