Zambia continues amassing world recognition

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—-Zambia has, through different renowned individuals and organisations, continued to be recognised at many world forums which are organised to discuss diverse issues.

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First Lady, Christine Kaseba, is one of the many individuals who have contributed to Zambia’s recognition in the world through her participation in various meetings and presentation of discourses on disease and marginalisation involving mainly women and children.

 

On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Dr Kaseba is expected to arrive in London for the 2014 Skoll World Forum which will be held at Oxford University from April 9 to 11, 2014.

 

The Skoll World Forum on social entrepreneurship is a premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

 

Its mission is to accelerate the impact of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage and large-scale social change.

 

Acting Deputy High Commissioner to United Kingdom, Amos Chanda, confirmed that Dr Kaseba will be among scores of distinguished people that will speak at the three day meeting.

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Mr Chanda said Dr Kaseba will on Friday, April 11, 2014, speak on the topic dubbed, ‘The impact Jackpot: service delivery innovation for the very poor’.

 

Other speakers on the same topic will be Kristin Gilliss, who is Portfolio Associate Director of Mulago Foundation, Neal Keny-Guyer, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mercy Corps, a leading international humanitarian and development organization and Steve Davis, president and CEO of PATH, a Seattle-based international non-profit organisation that transforms global health through innovation.

 

Every year, almost 1,000 of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders and strategic partners, gather at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to exchange ideas, solutions and information.

Dr Kaseba is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist who has passionately and selflessly offered her professional services in the public health sector in Zambia for nearly 30 years.

 

She has used her experience in maternal and new born health matters to coordinate and lead various national programmes in safe motherhood, family planning, comprehensive abortion care, emergency obstetrics and new-born care, as well as maternal death reviews and other programmes related to maternal health.

 

The First Lady of Zambia also has a passion to improve the wellbeing of women and children, champion the fight against HIV/AIDS, cancer, Gender Based Violence (GBV), girl education, early marriages and other injustices affecting women and children.

 

Currently, Dr Kaseba is the vice-president of the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV and AIDS (OAFLA) Southern-Region and is also the World Health Organisation (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for GBV.

 

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