African Changemaker

Rosalia Joseph

Rosalia is Namibia’s first female Medical Entomologist and an experienced Public Health Researcher.

She currently serves as the Regional Coordinator of PAMCA – Women in Vector Control Control (WIVC), Central and Southern Africa. Women in Vector Control is an initiative that strengthens the role of African women from all spheres of society in combating vector-borne diseases, which are endemic to sub-Saharan African countries. At WIVC, Rosalia is leading efforts to implement effective vector control strategies to reduce the incidence of malaria in the region. She is also the ALMA country lead in Namibia for Malaria Youth Army champions and a member of the Roll Back Malaria Youth Workstream.


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