Ms. Linda Kampata

2012 Trainee

Ms. Kampata is a Staff Development Fellow for Bioethics and Health Promotion as well as a Grant Management Administrator in the Department of Public Health at the University of Zambia, School of Medicine. Linda has a clinical background, having completed her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, along with numerous nursing certifications. More recently, Ms. Kampata completed her Master’s of Public Health degree at University of Zambia and is completing a Master’s degree in International Health through the University of Bergen, in Norway.

Linda has been involved in grant management for University of Zambia based USAID projects, imparting executive assistance in program management, as well as having a direct hand in updating and developing university curricula among a variety of public health programs. Linda was also personally involved in training rural based stakeholders in an effort to address the burden of HIV/AIDS in Lusaka and surrounding rural areas.

While participating as a Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program partner, Linda hopes to continue to strengthen her training in bioethics and to develop an assessment of the standard operating procedures of Institutional Review Boards in her country, as a means of helping to develop capacity nationally. Upon her return to Zambia, Ms. Kampata intends to work with University of Zambia officials, as well as local legislators, to inform both strong healthcare practice and policy. She also looks forward to sharing her new knowledge about research ethics with fellow researchers at UNZA as a way of strengthening institutional capacity.


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