Dr Jonathan Macauley is a medical doctor and HIV clinician whose passion lies in healthcare administration.He currently serves in a rural area in North West, where he helps facilitate the sub-district’s decentralised multidrug-resistant tuberculosis(MDR-TB) programme. While working in areas where people have very few resources, Macaulay takes pride in providing exceptional healthcare to all his patients.
Macauley was one of recipients of the coveted Chevening scholarship, the United Kingdom’s international awards programme aimed at developing global leaders, which he used to get his master’s degree in public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Graduating from there was one of his proudest moments he says.
Despite having studied at one of the most prestigious medical schools in the world, Macauley is driven by the idea of social justice and helping people. Health inequities disproportionately affect the poor and the need to rectify this is something that drives his work. His ultimate dream is to ensure that people in the poorest rural areas enjoy uninterrupted access to quality health services.
Through sustained policy action, Macaulay believes his vision of providing people with access to quality healthcare can be realised.
He lives by the ideal: “Never give up on your vision just because others don’t believe in it.”