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Muka Chikuba-McLeod Appointed Zambia Country Representative

November 20, 2017

JSI is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Muka Chikuba-McLeod, a public health leader with a distinguished career, as the country representative for Zambia. She is also JSI’s project director for the USAID DISCOVER-Health Project.

In her new role, Dr. Chikuba-McLeod will act as JSI’s principal representative in the country, ensuring collaboration on all existing JSI programs and leading efforts to promote cross-project learning. Her ongoing duties with USAID DISCOVER-Health will continue.

USAID DISCOVER-Health is improving the lives of Zambians by ensuring equitable access to and use of quality HIV/AIDS, maternal newborn and child health, and family planning and reproductive health services and products at the district and community levels by using a total market approach.

Prior to USAID DISCOVER-Health, which she has led since 2015, Dr. Chikuba-McLeod was the chief of party for SHARe and SHARe II. The two USAID-funded HIV programs strengthened the HIV-related policy and regulatory environment in Zambia, established and supported workplace-based HIV programs, and increased the country’s leadership participation in the national HIV response.

In addition to USAID DISCOVER-Health, JSI-led projects in Zambia include: