This Award celebrates a young doctor who has been in practice for less than 5 years in which he/she has shown distinguished service in the practice of modern Medicine. The individual would have shown exceptional and outstanding Medical Professionalism, Ethical Conduct, innovation and/or commitment to practice of medicine within the available resources.
DR. NICHOLAS SAKALA
Dr. Nicholas Sakala completed his Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery(MBChB) at Copperbelt University in 2017. In the same year, he was posted to Mansa General hospital as Junior Resident Medical Officer (JRMO) where he completed his internship in 2019. Thereafter, he served as Senior Resident Medical Officer (SRMO ) at the hospital before being sent to Milenge where he worked as Medical officer in Charge(MOIC) at Milenge district Hospital.
Dr. Sakala is currently serving as the District Health Director(DHD) for Lunga District in Luapula Province. Lunga district is amongst the new districts that were created in 2012, the only mode of transport is water(Marine) transport, it has several islands and currently uses solar energy. Dr. Sakala through his work has demonstrated to the people Lunga that quality service is not just about available resources but about men committed to giving optimal care to the community.
This award was sponsored by Texila American University. A huge congratulations to Dr. Nicholas Sakala!