Otto Chabikuli, MBChB, MCFP, MFamMed, MScRegional Director, East and Southern Africa Regional Office
Areas of expertise
- Family medicine
- Health systems management and policy
- HIV/AIDS programs
Otto Nzapfurundi Chabikuli is a family physician and health systems and policy analyst with experience in clinical work, teaching, research and management in the public, private and nongovernmental health sectors. As Director of Global Health, Population and Nutrition, he oversees global research and technical work across a broad range of health, population and nutrition areas. Activities under his direction include global health research, global health programs, program sciences and technical support, nutrition and food security, contraceptive technology innovation and science facilitation.
He previously directed FHI 360’s work in the East and Southern Africa region, with projects focused on health (including HIV and AIDS; tuberculosis; family planning; nutrition; and water, sanitation and hygiene), civil society strengthening, livelihoods and economic strengthening, education, environment, research and youth development. Chabikuli also served previously as FHI 360’s Country Director in Nigeria, Africa Regional Technical Director, and Director of the Southern Africa Regional Office.
Prior to joining FHI 360, Chabikuli was Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Pretoria, Director for the Centre for Health Policy at Wits University’s School of Public Health, and District Health Systems Development Facilitator with the Health Systems Trust in South Africa.
Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chabikuli obtained his medical degree and a master’s degree in family medicine from the Medical University of Southern Africa, and a Master of Sciences in Health Systems Management from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a member of several professional associations and has an appointment as Associate Professor at Howard University in Washington, DC, and the Walter Sisulu University in South Africa.