The Zambia NCDI Poverty Task Force held its inaugural meeting on June 18, 2019 in Lusaka. The group is chaired by Dr. Kennedy Malama, Permanent Secretary of Technical Services, Ministry of Health. Members of the task force include representatives from the Ministry of Health, the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) and stakeholders within higher education and the health and social sectors.

The Task Force convened again on September 6, 2019, in Livingstone to discuss planning efforts and next steps. Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya MP, Minister of Health, joined the members for their follow-up discussions.

Commission Chair


Kennedy Malama, Permanent Secretary, Technical Services (Chair), Ministry of Health