Dr Sam Phiri is a Programs Director at Partners in Hope (PIH) Malawi providing Strategic Leadership to a large PEPFAR/USAID supported HIV Care and Treatment Program managing over 197,000 PLHIV on ART. Before PIH, Dr Phiri was Executive Director of Lighthouse Trust in Malawi over 20 years managing PEPFAR/CDC Care and Treatment program with over 170,000 PLHIV on ART. He is an accomplished implementation scientist with large body of published work in areas of PMTCT, ART, TB, and NCD integration. His interest is HIV Treatment and Care; Operational Research in Infectious Diseases particularly Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), HIV & AIDS and TB. Dr Phiri received a Masters Degree in Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV from University of London – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College London, then awarded Doctoral of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Clinical Epidemiology from University of London (LSHTM). Dr Phiri is a Professor in Department of Medicine at University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill, USA; Department of Global Health at University of Washington in Seattle, USA and Faculty at Kamuzu College of Health Sciences, Lilongwe, Malawi.