Kaseba arrives in London to attend a Skoll World Forum on social entrepreneurship


First Lady Christine Kaseba  arrived in London to attend a three day Skoll World Forum on social entrepreneurship which opened April 9th and runs up to 11th April 2014 at the Oxford University Said Business School.

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Dr. Kaseba arrived at Heathrow International Airport in London after 15:00 hours local time (after 16:00hrs Zambian time) and was welcomed by Zambia’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Paul Lumbi and Acting Deputy High Commissioner Amos Chanda.

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Dr. Kaseba will on Friday, April 11, 2014 speak at the forum on a 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 and other eminent leaders.

The First Lady was also expected to hold a meeting with organisers of the forum yesterday, April 9, 2014.

The Skoll World Forum on social entrepreneurship, organised by the Skoll Foundation based in California, is a premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

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 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.

She runs a nongovernmental organisation known as Ubutala bwa bumi’, which basically promotes social development.

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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