MUST vice chancellor professor address Malata gets international award

By Chisomo Phiri

The Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) Vice Chancellor Professor Address Malata has been honored with the Prestigious 2024 University of San Francisco California (UCSF) Presidential Chair Award.

In a statement, MUST says the recognition is a testament to Professor Malata’s outstanding contributions to the field of education and academic leadership.

Professor Malata

The statement further says Professor Malata will be appointed as a distinguished visiting professor in the USC’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics for one year beginning July 1, 2024.  

MUST hope that Malata’s accolade will enhance interdisciplinary programmes and quality in academic programmes of the university.

Professor Malata is a former President of Africa Honor Society of Nursing of Sigma Theta Tau International.

She is also a former Vice President of International Confederation of Midwives and former Principal of Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) who spearheaded it to become a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Inter Professional Education and Leadership in 2016.

She has spearheaded the Development and implementation of various Undergraduate and Postgraduate in the fields of Health, Science, Innovation and Technology.

Professor Malata has also facilitated capacity building for faculty and other staff in various fields.

Her research work has focused on Sexual and Reproductive Health, HIV and AIDS, Health workforce among others and works as a consultant in the same fields.

She is a renowned international speaker, author and editor of various journals in the field of health, nursing, midwifery, and health workforce.

She serves on various international, regional and national boards.

She is also an advocate for girls and women empowerment through education.

Professor Malata received a Doctor Honaris Cuasa by University of Oslo in Norway, and an Award of Excellence in Nursing & Midwifery by the National Organization of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi.  

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.

She was awarded a Medal of Distinction by the University of Malawi for being one of the first female Professors.

She received a Customer Focused Executive of the Year Award by the Chartered Institute of Customer Management in 2015.

In 2018,she was awarded the 2018 Edith Cowan University (ECU) Distinguished Alumni Award in Perth, Australia.