Dr Sharon Kapambwe – Awarded 2015 PEPFAR Hero and Champion

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Dr Sharon Kapambwe – Awarded 2015 PEPFAR Hero and Champion

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Dr Kapambwe receives the 2015 PEPFAR Hero & Champion medal and certificate from the Honourable Minister of Youth and Sport Vincent Mwale (MP) left, and his Excellency United States Ambassador to Zambia Mr Eric Schultz.

Congratulations to Dr Sharon Katai Kapambwe for being named a 2015 PEPFAR Hero and Champion for her tireless efforts to bring cervical cancer and breast cancer screening to Zambian women. As Director of the CIDRZ Women’s Cancer Control programme, she has been instrumental in the scale up of screening services for HIV infected, and uninfected women, throughout Zambia making the CIDRZ programme the largest one in sub-Saharan Africa. She was especially recognized for her drive to bring health messages to all sectors of community stakeholders including religious groups, the private sector and traditional marriage counsellors and to speak with women at every opportunity about the need to care for their health and get screened.

Dr Kapambwe was one of 7 PEPFAR Champion awardees for 2015 who were recognized for their commitment and success of working in the community to break down HIV stigma and discrimination, and encourage testing and access to treatment.

In April of 2015 Dr Kapambwe was seconded to the Ministry of Health to support sustainable national scale-up of women’s cancer control services. Read more >> http://www.cidrz.org/cidrz-seconds-dr-sharon-kapambwe-to-ministry-of-health-to-support-sustainable-national-scale-up-of-womens-cancer-services/

 

 

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