Luke International

Joseph Wu

Researcher

Joseph Wu graduated from the National Taiwan University with a MSc in 2006, where he majored in Epidemiology. Wu is one of the pioneering researchers to assist the development of the nationwide emergency department based syndromic surveillance system during the post-SARS period. In 2007, he served as an epidemiologist volunteer in the Taiwan Medical Mission in Malawi. After the service, he joined Luke International Norway (LIN) as the country representative in Malawi during 2008 to 2015. Wu has also lectured at the Mzuzu University since 2009 and at the University of Livingstonia since 2017. In 2015, he became the technical advisor to LIN and a PhD researcher at the University of Oslo. Wu provides technical advice to the Epidemiology Department of the Malawi MoH to strengthen the country’s integrated diseases surveillance and response (IDSR) system. Since 2016, he has also guided the electronic IDSR (eIDSR) development team to set-up an automatic surveillance system in Malawi through the Ebola response plan funded by the World Bank. Joseph Wu has led the UNICEF funded Argus pilot - and surveillance system strengthening project in Malawi’s since 2017. He is also on the board of technical directors on the Kuunika Program, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2019, Wu was included as a member of Experts in Digital Health and Innovation by the WHO. In responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wu was appointed by the MoH of Malawi to be the Acting Manager of Public Health Emergency Operation Centre (PHEOC) at PHIM in May, 2020.

Speaking at:
Day 1
April 27, 2021 14:00
Spotlight Stage 2
Global Health Security: One Health and Digital Development - Challenges and Opportunities Exposed During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This session will focus on the challenges observed during the COVID-19 pandemic response in Malawi.