FIRST Lady Dr Christine Kaseba-Sata has been conferred with the American Collage of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG) Honorary Fellowship Award in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The First Lady was conferred the award for her outstanding contribution to her profession as an Obstetrician-Gynecologist at the ongoing 61st ACOG Annual clinical meeting.
In his introductory remarks before the award, Dr Jeffrey Stringer highlighted some of Dr Kaseba-Sata’s achievements both locally and internationally.
Among the achievements highlighted were her support for the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Initiative, a partnership with several international entities to expand the availability of cervical cancer screening and
treatment, “Saving Mothers Giving Life Project” a new initiate sponsored by the United States and other donor countries to reduce maternal mortality worldwide.
The First Lady who is also a distinguished clinician, researcher and public health professional is a tireless advocate for women’s health.
Dr Kaseba-Sata is current chair of the Forum of African First Lady’s Fight against Cervical and Breast Cancer. And speaking soon after receiving her award, the First Lady said she was humbled by the award
adding that it was gratifying to note that her efforts in Zambia have been recognised by the Collage which has a membership of over 57,000.
Dr Kaseba-Sata was one of two gynecologists conferred with the status of Fellow at the Presidential Inauguration and Convocation attended by over 3,000 obstertricians and gynecologists drawn from North America and Europe. Dr Kaseba-Sata observed that her participation in this year’s Annual Conference was a learning experience for her adding that she will implement some of the modules learnt which show the
environmental effects on pregnancy.
This will in turn contribute towards reducing maternal and infant mortality. Also present at the Convocation ceremony was Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States Palan Mulonda. During the ceremony ACOG outgoing president Dr James Breeden handed over the office of president to Dr Jeanne Conary.