Dr Andrew Silumesii is the Manager Family Health and Infectious Diseases at the East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC). His role includes providing policy and strategic direction to facilitate ECSA-HC’s mandate of supporting its Member States to implement evidence-based Family Health and Infectious Diseases programmes. Andrew has over 17 years’ experience as a public health practitioner. Previously, he served as Director of Public Health in the Ministry of Health Zambia. He holds a medical degree from the University of Zambia and a Master of Science in Public Health from the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp, Belgium, focusing on Health Systems Management and Policy.