Africa Centres for Disease Control-CDC-has honored Zambia’s Health Minister Sylvia Masebo as its newly appointed interim chairperson for the Governing Board.
On July 12 this year, unanimously Honourable Ministers of Health who met in Kenya, appointed Ms Masebo to lead the Africa CDC Governing Board for unspecified tenure.
This honor comes as a recognition of the Government’s outstanding commitment in spearheading the strengthening health security agenda in Zambia and across the frontiers.
Ms Masebo was today presented with special apparatus in Lusaka by Africa CDC to symbolize her acceptance of the new role.
She expressed gratitude saying the event marks a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to enhance Africa’s capacities for disease prevention and control in line with new public health order for Africa.
“I would like to end my address by expressing my deepest gratitude once again to the director general of Africa CDC and his team who have worked so tirelessly to make my nomination possible,” said Ms Masebo.
“May I also be permitted to express my immense gratitude to His Excellency Mr Hakainde Hichilema, the president of the Republic of Zambia for an excellent contribution to the health security agenda as global cholera control champion and Africa national emergency operations center champion,” she added.
And Africa CDC has pledged support and commitment as she drives the Governing Board to new heights.
Regional Coordinator for the Southern Africa Regional Collaborating Centres Lul Riek has described Ms Masebo as dedicated, committed and inspirational adding that she is equal to the task.
“I would like to seize this opportunity to express my most sincere congratulation…,’ said Dr Riek.