The Zambian National Public Health Institute Appoint Dr. Maximillian Bweupe as Director

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July 25, 2016

In 2015, Zambian Minister of Health Dr. Joseph Kasonde announced Zambia's commitment to launch the Zambia National Public Health Institute (NPHI). ZNPHI is a national-level unit that provides leadership and coordination for public health and is committed to strengthening critical public health functions including disease detection and response. ZNPHI is supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. CDC and the International Association of National Public Health Institutes.

Dr. Bweupe previously served as Deputy Director of Disease Surveillance, Control and Research, as well as Deputy Director, Public Health and Research in the Ministry of Health of Zambia. He has been the national focal point for the USAID-supported Saving Mothers Giving Life and the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Alliance. Previously, he served as Country Program Manager for the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, as well as the mHealth Program for cervical cancer prevention, treatment, and mitigation.

Dr. Bweupe is a Medical Doctor and Public Health Specialist with more than 20 years of practice, and an accomplished author with specialization in HIV and maternal and child health. His work has encompassed elements of the 10 Essential Public Health Services, including disease surveillance, research, field epidemiology training, emergency operations and rapid response, health promotion, and enhancing the profile of public health laboratory and service delivery. Dr. Bweupe is also an MBA (Management Strategy) candidate.