Dr. Kandawasvika (MD, PhD), is the Coordinator of the Paediatrics and Child Health program in the Child and Adolescent Health Unit , University of Zimbabwe, where she has taught and conducted research for the past 16 years. She is a paediatrician with research interests in, Sickle cell disease, paediatric HIV, nutrition, neurology, non-communicable diseases and climate change. She has published in peer reviewed journals and co-authored several book chapters. She has experience in the conduct of field studies having taken part in the SHINE (Sanitation Hygiene Infant Nutrition Efficacy) study in Zimbabwe investigating neurodevelopmental aspects of infants. Dr Kandawasvika is an executive member of the Zimbabwe Chapter of ILAE and the Paediatric Association of Zimbabwe.