Dalitso Baloyi is the Malawi Country Director for Last Mile Health. In this role, he oversees Last Mile Health’s partnership with the Malawi Ministry of Health as they work to improve access to health services for 15 million people living in rural areas.
Dalitso is a seasoned program and country management professional with more than 18 years of progressive INGO management experience. Prior to joining Last Mile Health, Dalitso worked for Winrock International in the role of Country Director, where among other accomplishments, he spearheaded and supported the government of Malawi in the development of the first ever National Child Labour Mainstreaming Guide and developed a guide (known as Mbali Yanga- meaning “My Part”) for teachers to use in child and school-led advocacy to address child labour for Malawi, Zambia, and Tanzania. He has also worked with BuildOn Inc and World Vision International. During his time with World Vision International, Dalitso developed an Integrated Primary Health Care Manual for Schools for use by teachers and community level health workers and participated in the development of Global Fund Guidelines on HIV/AIDS and TB for Malawi.
In all his roles, Dalitso has fostered country strategy development, built new programs and projects, developed comprehensive operational policies, fostered strong donor and stakeholder engagement, mentored staff, and designed program management tools (including undertaking gender analysis for different programmes and projects). He has experience managing USAID, DFID, Irish Aid, World Bank, EU, private sector, and philanthropically funded projects in the fields of education, nutrition, health, child protection, agriculture, disaster response, WASH, and governance. He is working to publish two books- “Compendium of Best Practices on Advocacy and Policy Dialogue” and “What Works to Integrate Gender and Social Inclusion in programmes?”
Dalitso is also an award-winning poet and a member of the Rotary Club of Bwaila in Lilongwe. He has an MA in Gender and Development Studies, and a Bachelor of Education degree.