Choolwe Nkwemu Jacobs, is a Global and Public Health Specialist, and Social Epidemiologist with over 10 years extensive experience in women’s health. She is Head of Department for Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at University of Zambia and Co-founder/Country lead for Women in Global Health Zambia Chapter. She is an advocate for gender and health equity, an academician and researcher with over 10 years of experience in women’s health research and implementation research. She uses a gender and health equity lens in evaluating health outcomes, utilisation and access to Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health.
Choolwe Jacobs has extensive experience working with government and different United Nations and other agencies on Gender, Sexual Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (SRMNCAH), HIV/AIDS and non-communicable diseases. She studied at University of Zambia, University of Otago in New Zealand, University of Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa, Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University, in the USA.