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Mazyanga Mazaba Liwewe

CPHIA Secretariat Co-lead, Zambia National Public Health Institute

A mother of five (including my son in-law) and grandmother to two beautiful girls.

A passionate Public Health Officer and Researcher with over 20 years’ experience in public health including laboratory diagnostics particularly in virology, epidemiology, strategic communication, risk assessments, surveillance and outbreak response, as well as research.

A prolific scientific author, reviewer and editor. She has published over 145 scientific articles (with over 80 as first author) including research papers, editorials, chapters in books and provided editorial services to various journals. She has published 5 books, 3 of which she was the principle investigator.

Mazyanga is an ardent strategic and crisis communications expert capable of engaging and communicating with policy, program and public stakeholders. A renowned public speaker who ably engages her listeners in conferences, meetings, events and through media platforms. Growing interest in mental health and Social Behavioral change communication.

She prides in leading new set-ups and partnerships and privileged to be in the lead team that established and operationalized the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) and Africa CDC Southern Africa Regional Collaborating Center. She is also responsible for establishing and is inaugural editor of The Health Press Zambia, a public health bulletin of the ZNPHI.

She continues to make significant contribution to the global, regional and national public health agenda though confirmation of diseases and outbreaks, providing scientific evidence for policy direction, program evaluation and public consumption. Sits on various local and international working groups and participates in institutional and collaborative research.

She is also a philanthropist, subsistence farmer, and enjoys baking, flower gardening, sport and keeping fit.

An award winner having received the Stanbic Bank Zambia Anakazi Women in Health Award on 26th March 2022.