Elson Kambalu is a visual artist/curator/gallerist/film maker based in Lilongwe, Malawi. He is increasingly drawn to conceptual and participatory work and he is interested in listening to, sharing people’s stories, and creating works that stimulate debate. Elson has exhibited extensively, and his work has appeared on BBC, CNN, and numerous broadcasting houses across the world. He owns several galleries in Malawi including Art House Africa, and he works with more than 150 artists, collecting and connecting them to clients within and outside Malawi. In 2015 he was chosen as one of the 10 most innovative people of his country.
The Art and Global Health Center Africa fosters creative leadership and implements innovative arts-based, health orientated programmes that inspire and mobilise.
We believe in the transformative power of the arts to facilitate experiential learning, encourage cross-cultural understanding, foster empathy, and strengthen communities.
We believe that health care is a human right and that every human being is entitled to a healthy life.
We believe that society develops through the creativity of its members. Encouraging and supporting innovation and critical thinking across disciplines and fields is vital to solving problems.
We believe in the power of collaboration and ownership. Working in partnership is key to building sustainable programmes. We therefore work in support of the efforts and goals of the government of Malawi and across different social sectors: urban and rural, educated and non educated, minorities and mainstream, men and women, young and old.
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Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU), formerly known as Karonga Prevention Study, has over the last 30 years made major contributions to the understanding and control of mycobacterial disease, HIV and other infectious diseases. MEIRU’s main focus from 1979 until 2012 was in Karonga District, northern Malawi. In 2012 MEIRU established an additional site in Lilongwe, and started a major programme of work on cardiovascular disease and diabetes both in Karonga and Lilongwe to complement its continuing research on infectious diseases.
MEIRU is a partnership between the Malawi College of Medicine, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Malawi Ministry of Health. Since 2016 the Programme has been led by Dr. Mia Crampin (Acting Director) with Professor Moffat Nyirenda (Visiting Professor and NCD Theme Lead, (MEIRU Director 2013-2016)), Professor Judith Glynn, Professor Basia Zaba (all LSHTM) and Dr. Charles Mwansambo, the Ministry of Health, Malawi.
Art House Africa is an artistic initiative by SFA partner Elson Kambalu based in Lilongwe, Malawi. It was established in 2005 with the purposes of serving as a hub for artists. The organization also works as an employment bureau for artists. The organization was founded after realizing that there is no formal structure of information channels among artists in Malawi.
Today, the company act as a resource centre where all artists plying their trade in Malawi visit to obtain different kinds of information related to their work. Some of the services provided by the organization include: organising art exhibitions, cultural events, advertising and promotion using drama, dance and music, interior and exterior designing and events management.
The organization contributes to the development of art in the country by increasing interaction between artists and their clients.