Posts Tagged ‘Chris Mweemba’

FABTP alumni reunite at 2016 World Congress of Bioethics

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

The International Association of Bioethics (IAB) hosted the 13th World Congress of Bioethics in Edinburgh, Scotland in June 2016. The 2016 theme was: Individuals, Public Interests and Public Goods: What is the Contribution of Bioethics? Nine Fogarty alumni and affiliates attended the biennial conference and a number of them presented their research during the three-day event. The Fogarty alumni and coordinators who attended include: Joe Ali, Nicola Barsdorf, Mary Kasule, Paulina Tindana, Chris Mweemba, Dimpho Ralefala, Aminu Yakubu, Godfrey Tangwa, and Francis Masiye. The 2016 themes for the IAB’s World Congress were: Art and Ethics; Individuals, Public Interests and Public Goods; Public Health, Ethics and Law; and, of particular interest to Fogarty alumni, Global Bioethics. The next meeting of the IAB World Congress will be in 2018 in New Delhi, India.


Mr. Chrispin Mweemba

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Chrispin Mweemba is a lecturer in the Department of Public Health, University of Zambia. He attended the University of Zambia (2005) where he was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Economics before proceeding to the University of Cape Town (2011) where he received an MPH in Health Economics. Some of the courses that Mr Mweemba teaches include; Inequality measurements, Resource allocation and priority setting in health care and Health care financing. Soon after joining the University of Zambia in 2012, Chris was appointed as the Masters of Public Health program coordinator and has held that position ever since. Chris is also coordinating the Health Policy and Management Unit (HPM) in the department, which has since introduced the Bioethics course to the Masters students.


Prior to joining the University of Zambia, Chris worked for Population Council and coordinated two projects, worked for SHARPZ (Serenity Harm Reduction Program Zambia) on a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) Randomized Control Trial (RCT) to assess impact of the evidence-based treatment for traumatized children. Chris also coordinated a UNICEF/Zambia Ministry of Health collaborative project on new-born, child and maternal health.


Chris hopes that being part of the program will give him the appropriate knowledge to teach bioethics and also enable him to sit on the University of Zambia Biomedical Research Ethics Committee (UNZABREC). Chris intends to use his opportunity at Johns Hopkins University to interact with experts in bioethics and help shape his PhD research idea on justice and resource allocation in low- and middle-income countries.