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by Mwape Kasochi

ABOUT THE AWARDS

ZMA PRESIDENTS AWARDS-Professor Victor Mukonka.

This is the highest honor of awards by the Zambia Medical Association and is exclusively nominated by the sitting associations President. This year had two recipients of this award, the first was Professor Victor M Mukonka.

Victor M Mukonka is a Professor of Public Health and a Medical Doctor, holder of PhD in Public Health from University College Dublin in Ireland, has vast experience spanning over 30 years in Public Health having worked at every level, district, province and national; served on a number of WHO technical steering committees and working groups, John Hopkins, Harvard Universities, Africa Union and technical arm Africa CDC.

Prof. Victor M Mukonka is a renowned public health guru who has managed public health threats and outbreaks affecting the Zambian population including the recent 2017/18 cholera outbreak and current COVID-19 pandemic.

Currently, Professor Victor M Mukonka is heading the health Portfolio in the Zambian High Commission in New Delhi as Health Counsellor. He is coordinating and main link of Zambia to India on all matters related and to health. Until his recent appointment by the President of the Republic of Zambia, he served as Director General of Zambia National Public Health Institute in the Ministry of Health and also the Dean of School of Public Health at Levy Mwanawasa Medical University.

This award was sponsored by Texila American University Zambia (TAUZ) and Dr. Victor Mukonka received the award on behalf of Professor Victor Mukonka.

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