Maureen Luba Milambe

Ms. Milambe is an HIV prevention advocate and champion for young women's health. Based in Malawi, she is currently an advocacy advisor for the African region for COMPASS, a north-south coalition focused on data-informed advocacy and activism at the country level, and AVAC, which works to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of HIV prevention tools.  

Previously, she was project coordinator of a joint advocacy project between the Centre for the Development of People and Malawi Network of People Living with HIV (MANET/CEDEP) to improve the engagement of people living with HIV and key populations in the Global Fund and PEPFAR processes in Malawi. Ms. Milambe serves as a core member of the Africa HIV Prevention Network and as a member of the global Vaccine Advocacy Resources Group. As a 2015 AVAC advocacy fellow, she focused on increasing investment in and access to biomedical prevention methods such as microbicides for young women and girls in Malawi.

Ms. Milambe is also a community mentor to adolescent girls to ensure they stay in school and keep healthy. She was named a Global Change Leader by the Coady International Institute in 2015 and received the Omololu Falobi Award from AVAC in 2016 in recognition of her contributions to HIV prevention research community advocacy.

Ms. Milambe earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College.