July 30, 2021


Nothing but the truth


University of Zambia (UNZA) student under the School of Medicine has scooped the “Best Overall Poster” award category in the Quality Improvement Conference (QIC) qualifying her to present the research at National Level. Norah Ndambo a 5th year Medical student at The University of Zambia (UNZA, presented an abstract titled “Vulva Cancer in young Zambian women managed at the Cancer Diseases Hospital”The conference held under the theme: “Enhanced Community Engagement in Quality Improvement, Innovation and Excellence in health services towards universal coverage”, attracted researchers from across the country.

The UNZA Ridgeway Campus student whose passion is in Obstetrics and Gynecology says she has always wanted to be a Medical Doctor for as long as she can remember. Meanwhile, University of Zambia Vice Chancellor Prof. Luke Mumba has congratulated Ms. Norah Ndambo and the entire School of Medicine faculty at Ridgeway Campus. The Vice Chancellor says, “it gives us great joy to witness young and emerging female scientists breaking grounds”. The Vice Chancellor has further congratulated the other two emerging scientists that came out top in the conference as follows:

Newly graduated Dr. Anthony Simbeya who emerged overall Best in the Quality Foundations Category as well as third best in the overall conference and Mr. Anthony Limbumbu who emerged third best in the Medical Care and Equipment category. The government through the Ministry of Health (MOH) recently hosted the Quality Improvement Conference (QIC) virtually to showcase Quality Improvement projects and research taking place across Zambia. This is according to a press statement issued by Brenda Bukowa, Head – Communication and Marketing at the University of Zambia.