Christine M Kaseba

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Former First Lady of Zambia

Her Excellency Dr. Christine Kaseba is an obstetrician & gynecologist who, before assuming the position of First Lady, was a consultant obstetrician-gynecologist at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka. She lectured at the University of Zambia School of Medicine, and headed the department of obstetrics and gynecology.

Dr. Kaseba is a distinguished clinician, researcher, and public health professional who is a tireless advocate for women and children’s health and has held health leadership positions nationally and internationally. She has conducted research and training in contraception, HIV in women, neonatal resuscitation, safe motherhood, and post-abortion care. She spearheaded the development of some of Zambia’s reproductive health policies, including the original safe motherhood policy. She served on the W.H.O. Reproductive Health Task Force.

Dr. Kaseba was a recipient of the 2012 Award for Outstanding Leadership in Cancer Control by the American Cancer Society; the 2012 Global Award of Distinction by the Susan G Komen Foundation; and the 2012 Leadership Award by GAVI Alliance.  In 2013 Dr. Kaseba was awarded the Global Business Coalition for Health Front Line Hero Award; the Special Recognition Award by the National Health Research Institute of Zambia and the 2013 CSO-SUN Nutrition Award. She is a Fellow of the American College of obstetricians and gynecologists and a member of the African First Ladies Fight against HIV and AIDS.

Dr. Kaseba is the founder of the NGO Ubutala Ubwa Bumi (“A Haven of Wellbeing”) through which she advocates for children’s nutrition at the local level.