Leadership

Dr. Mulindi H. Mwanahamuntu, MH, MBBS, MMed (Co-Director)

Dr. Mulindi Mwanahamuntu is a consultant obstetrician and gynecologist at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. He serves as the Co-Director of Women’s Cancer Control Programme. Dr. Mwanahamuntu also serves as an honorary lecturer for the University of Zambia School of Medicine, chairman of the subcommittee on reproductive health cancers, president of the Zambia Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians, and chairman for the National Maternal Death Review Committee. Dr. Mwanahamuntu has made several national and international presentations on women’s health, particularly cervical cancer. He has authored several papers, including a book chapter on cervical cancer, and serves as a reviewer for a number of biomedical journals.

Dr. Sharon Kapambwe, MBChB, MPH (Co-Director)

Dr. Sharon Kapambwe graduated from the University of Zambia School of Medicine in 2003 with a degree in Surgery and Medicine. She worked as a senior resident medical doctor from 2003-2005 at University Teaching Hospital in Zambia. In 2005, she joined the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia as Research Medical Officer in the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN 055/035). In 2007, she pursued a Masters in Public Health looking at the development of health programs in developing countries at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) under Vrije University in the Netherlands. She joined the cervical cancer prevention program as Program Manager in 2008, and was promoted to Co-Director in 2014.  In 2015 Dr Kapambwe was seconded to the Ministry of Health (MOH) where she will continue to lead efforts to scale-up high quality cervical and breast cancers services and other key interventions at a National level.  She has co-authored several manuscripts on cervical cancer prevention efforts in Zambia.She is an executive member of the Medical Women’s Association of Zambia which looks primarily into maternal and child health advocacy in Zambia.