Upile Kachila

Senior Program Manager & Solution Owner, Health Center By Phone

Upile Kachila is a senior program manager responsible for the overall implementation and transition of Chipatala cha pa Foni (CCPF) to Malawi’s Ministry of Health and Population. CCPF is a toll-free health hotline in Malawi that creates a link between the health center and remote communities. The hotline is staffed by trained health workers who provide information and referrals over the phone on all health and nutrition-related topics.

For two years, Upile was a technical advisor seconded to the Ministry of Health and Population. She worked with key staff to strengthen both technical and administrative support for the hotline and supported national scale-up and community mobilization plans. She also leads exploration efforts for Health Center By Phone’s replication in other countries.

Prior to her role with VillageReach, Upile worked for Population Services International as a project coordinator for the Social Franchise Project. She holds a Master of Science in Global Challenges from the University of Edinburgh, specializing in Global Health, Environment and Development.


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