Executive Board

Meet Our Executive Board

Dr TM Matsungo

Dr TM Matsungo

President

BSc, M.Phil, PhD

Tonderayi “Tonde” Matsungo is the current President of ZimNA. He holds a PhD (Nutrition) from The North-West University (RSA), a BSc in Nutrition and an M.Phil. in Human Physiology all from the University of Zimbabwe. His research focuses on stunting prevention strategies in low income settings. Tonde is also passionate about capacity and leadership development for nutrition practitioners in Africa and globally. He is a committee member for the Education Committee for Nutritionists and Dietitians for the Allied Health Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe (AHPCZ)and is the Southern African Regional Representative for the African Nutrition Society (ANS). Tonde is the co-editor of the ZimNA newsletter The Nutritionist.

Admire Chinjekure

Admire Chinjekure

Vice President

Bsc, Msc

Admire Chinjekure is the current ZIMNA Vice president. He is a Nutritionist with a BSc Degree in Nutrition from the University of Zimbabwe and a MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). He has extensive experience and interest in Nutrition policy and strategy development, research, monitoring and evaluation of Nutrition interventions and Nutrition Surveillance.

Mufaro Chiriga

Mufaro Chiriga

Secretary General

Msc, BSc

Mufaro Chiriga is the Secretary General for ZimNA. He holds a MSc in Human Nutrition (Public Health Nutrition) from the university of Aberdeen in UK and a BSc from the University of Zimbabwe. His experience ranges from Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition, stunting prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition programming. He has a keen and growing interest in Health Policy and System Research.

Denford Nhamo

Denford Nhamo

Vice Secretary General

BSc

Denford Nhamo is the Vice Secretary General for ZimNA, former ZimNA student rep. He holds a BSc Honors in Nutrition Science from the University of Zimbabwe. His experience ranges from management of acute and chronic malnutrition, Infant and Young Child Nutrition, dietary management of Non Communicable Diseases and spearheading campaigns such as World Breastfeeding week commemorations. He has a passion in humanitarian work.

Siboniso Chigova

Siboniso Chigova

Treasurer

Siboniso Chigova is the treasurer for ZimNA.She is a nutritionist with a passion for community nutrition programming. Her experience ranges from training and capacity building, malnutrition reduction initiatives and multi-sectoral nutrition programming. A proud champion for nutrition in the country and beyond. "We can end malnutrition in our lifetime"

Chj Chikanda

Chj Chikanda

BSc, MSc

ChjChikanda, holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Nutrition from the University of Boston USA and a BSc from the University of Zimbabwe. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Health Degree. With vast experience in Food Fortification and Infant and Young Child Nutrition. She has a passion for Public Health and Nutritional Epidemiology.

Mavis P. Dembedza

Mavis P. Dembedza

Scientific and CPD Committee Chairperson

MPhilSc, BSc

Mavis P. Dembedza is the Scientific and CPD Committee Chairperson for ZimNA. She holds a MPhilSc in Public Health Nutrition and BSc Nutrition from the University of Zimbabwe. Mavis has intensive experience in the Nutrition Academia field, Maternal and Child Nutrition; Nutrition Epidemiology, Programming and Research. She has growing interest in advanced research that impacts Policy.

Carol Mahachi

Carol Mahachi

Board Member

MPhil, Bsc, PhD

Carol Mahachi is a board member of ZimNA. She is currently doing a PhD in Physiological Sciences with Stellenbosch University. She holds an MPhil in Physiology and a BSc in Nutrition Sciences with the University of Zimbabwe. Her interest is the interplay of nutrition and body function and how the two affect performance.

Honest Mahlatini

Honest Mahlatini

Executive Member

MSc, BSc

Honest Mahlatini is an Executive Member of ZimNa. He holds an MSc in Bio-statistics and Epidemiology from Midlands State University and a BSc in Nutrition from then University of Zimbabwe.His experience in the food and nutrition and health thematic area ranges from  research,monitoring and evaluation,maternal and child nutrition,management of acute malnutrition, IYCF etc.He endeavors to learn and grow in the area of health economics.

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   Nutrition Unit, Kaguvi Building,
   Corner Central Ave & 4th Street,
   Harare, Zimbabwe 

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