The Zambia Medical Association (ZMA) signed an MoU with University of Lusaka (UNILUS) on Wednesday, 11th November,2020 at the University of Lusaka Pioneer Campus off Alick Nkhata Road. Signing the MoU was UNILUS Vice Chancellor, Prof. Pinalo Chifwanakeni and ZMA President Dr. Samson Chisele. In attendance was UNILUS Executive Dean – School of Medicine and Health Sciences – Prof. Kasonde Bowa and ZMA Secretary General – Dr. Masiku Phiri. Others were the UNILUS Head of Department of the School of Medicine and Heath Sciences – Mr Kelvin Chungu, UNILUS Registrar – Administration – Mrs Mukuka Lillian Zimba and UNILUS Head of Quality Assurance – Dr. Malunga Siachumpi.The two institutions agreed to collaborate on cross-cutting matters of interest to both institutions such as;
*• Academic:* this will address the training needs of the members and associates of the Zambia Medical Association with focus in postgraduate Medical or Health Care training offered by the University of Lusaka.
*• Professional:* this will focus on the professional needs of both institutions and will involve collaboration in providing training in professional advancement including Continuous Professional Development (CPD), facilitation of professional examinations, student mentoring, career talks, ethics training and curriculum review support.
*• Research:* this component will involve collaboration in national research priority areas as defined by the Ministry of Health and also support the work of the UNILUS Research Ethics committee as well as conduct joint grants application for National, Regional and International Research.
*• Advocacy:* This will address the advancement of the Medical Profession in general and Medical and Health Care training at a cost effective price for the Zambian population in particular.ZMA is proud to partner with the University of Lusaka and is hopeful that this MoU will enhance collaboration in the areas of interest for both institutions.