Prof. Mfutso-Bengo Joseph

Co-Principal Investigator

Prof. Mfutso-Bengo Joseph is a Professor of Bioethics and Dean of School of Public Health and Family Medicine at Kamuzu University of Health Sciences (KUHeS) and is also the director of the Centre of Bioethics (CEBESA) University of Malawi.

He is a globally respected Bioethics & Governance scholar, Educator and Scientist. A Trainer in Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Systems-strengthening. He was a head of departments of Community Health and health systems and Policy for 12 years.

He chairs Malawi’s National Advisory Committee on Bioethics (NACOB). He is the ex-president of WHO-AFRO -Regional Global Summit of Nation Ethics Advisory Board and ex Chair of College of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee. He was the visiting faculties of John Hopkins Fogarty Bioethics Training Program for African Professionals and Michigan State University –Centre of Medical Ethics and humanities.

He has served as a member Data Safety Monitoring Board for US NIH Division of AIDS and NIAD for 5 years. He has served as reviewer of US Academy of Science- Institute of Medicine. He has served as consultant for both UNESCO and WHO. He served as adviser to Senior Vice-President of GlaxoSmithKline (2007-2009).

He developed Ethics packages such as LEGS FRAMEWORK, Value-evidence based decision-making and Policy (VED-MAP), Attitude-Knowledge-Skills (ASK) model for sustainable professionalism, Medical Material Transfer Agreement & Moral Capital Index. He has developed moral capital self-assessment tool. He has published widely in Bioethics and health social sciences;

He brings on board expertise in ethics and research regulatory capacity building.


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