Thokozire Lipato

Thokozire Lipato is a registered nurse and midwife and expert in midwifery practice, education, and health policy in Malawi. She currently serves as a district consultant for the United Nations Joint Program on Health Systems Strengthening, which aims to create equitable health and nutrition outcomes. She also heads the Midwifery Department at Mulanje Mission College of Nursing and Midwifery. Over 20 years, Thokozire has worked to improve midwifery standards and access to equitable sexual and reproductive health services and family planning nationwide. For six years, she was the director of monitoring, evaluation, and investigations and research for the Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi. Throughout, she has focused on delivering quality reproductive health services, HIV diagnosis, treatment, and care. She has led diverse teams and managed large USG grants and private philanthropic funds. Thokozire earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Malawi.