Mwayi Kachapila joined the University of Birmingham in 2019. Prior to that, he worked for the Ministry of Health in Malawi as a Health Economist responsible monitoring and evaluation.
Since joining the University of Birmingham Mwayi has conducted economic evaluations of surgical interventions in Low-and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) one of which was published by PLoS One.
Mwayi has developed decision analytic models for assessing the potential cost-effectiveness of perioperative interventions of reducing postoperative complications in LMICs. He assessed the economic burden of untreated appendicitis.
Currently Mwayi is giving health economics input on the planned PENGUIN trial and involved in a project aimed at estimating the economic burden of untreated surgical conditions focusing on LMICs.
Mwayi supports teaching of the Introduction to Health Economics module by delivering a lecture on economic evaluation in an international context.