Dr Christine Kaseba-Sata, WHO Goodwill Ambassador against Gender-based Violence
Dr Christine Kaseba-Sata was appointed WHO’s Goodwill Ambassador against Gender-based Violence from October 2012 to October 2014.
Dr Christine Mwelwa Kaseba-Sata, the First Lady of Zambia, is one of the most recognized Zambian specialists in obstetrics and gynaecology. She has practiced as a physician at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka for more than 25 years, and lectured for the past 15 years at the University of Zambia School of Medicine – the country’s only medical school. Dr Kaseba-Sata is also the current chairperson of the Forum of African First Ladies against cervical and breast cancer.
Dr Kaseba-Sata has broad experience in the area of sexual and reproductive health, from sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS, to family planning, comprehensive abortion care, malaria in pregnancy, emergency obstetrics and newborn care.
She is a committed advocate to improving maternal and newborn health and addressing issues around gender-based violence.
Dr Christine Kaseba-Sata accepted the invitation from Dr Margaret Chan to become a WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Gender-based Violence in October 2012.