Executive Council STRUCTURE OF THE ZAMBIA HEALTH INFORMATICS ASSOCIATION (ZHIA)
The ZHIA Executive Council directs the affairs of ZHIA. For email contact : info@zhiazambia.org

Executive Council Structure



The Interim Executive Council

Dr Charles Chengo ZHIA President

Dr Charles Chengo is a medical doctor with over 20 years Medical experience in surgery and general medicine. He has helped set up and prop up HIV/AIDS treatment centres in Zambia and Botswana. He is a Health Informatics specialist (University of Edinburgh) and a member of the UK Council for Health Informatics Professions (UKCHIP) with knowledge in the following areas:

  1. knowledge management
  2. EMRs
  3. Consumer health informatics.
  4. mobile health

He is currently practising at Lumwana Mine and managing an occupational health information management system, MEDGATE, amongst other duties. He has special interest in clinical decision support systems (CDSS), medical apps and consumer health informatics. He is passionate about changing the Zambian health informatics landscape for the better.

Address: Medical Doctor |Barrick Copper Business Unit P.O. Box 110199 | Mwinilunga Road, Lumwana East | Solwezi, Zambia

tel: +260 21 824 9000

mobile: +260 966 157 039+260 966 157 039

e-mail: CChengo@barrick.com


Dr Laban Mwansa ZHIA Vice President

Dr Laban Mwansa is a Lecturer at Mulungushi University and co- Founder and Managing Director of Betaways Innovations Limited in Zambia. He holds a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering with many peer reviewed technical articles and has extensive international experience in ICT ranging from South Africa, UK, German, the Czech Republic and Zambia. He is qualified as a PRINCE2 Practitioner and accredited PRINCE2 trainer. He has worked on various ICT projects from German Stock Exchange (Xetra DAX and Eurex) Applications to Mobile messaging real time applications. Collectively Dr Mwansa has a wealth of over 20 years academic and industrial experience in the ICT/Telco domain. He delivers training in PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner apart from ICT project management consulting with both Government and private sector. His research interests are in eHealth, Currently working Content Delivery Networks in eHealth.

Address: Managing Director,Betaways innovations Systems Limited P/bag 017,PostNet Crossroads, Box 397 Woodlands , Lusaka, Zambia

tel:+2605223687

mobile:+260975280392

e-mail: :lmmwansa@yahoo.com


Dr Ronald Chola Chair Disciplinary


Dr Abel Mwale Secretary

Dr. Abel Mwale is qualified Medical Doctor with vast experience in public sector. He is currently Registrar at UTH (University Teaching Hospital) pursuing his Masters of Medicine in Anaesthesiology and Critical Care. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBCHB-UNZA). He has been involved in private practice and consultancy in health programs and business ventures. He is co-found of Pulse Health Newsletter- a Zambian medical and commercial info-publication that has successfully sold in Zambia and the sub-Saharan region. He is CEO of Teledoctor services (a medical and public health solution service organization that provides and promotes accessibility of medical and public health services through the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT). His abilities and skills include team building and leadership.

mobile:0977 748829/0962 748829/0955 566438

email: dr.abel.mwale@teledoctor.co.zm


Mr Masialeti Masilaeti National Treasurer

Masialeti is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), and Microsoft Information Technology Profession (MCITP) with over 6 years of experience in the IT Industry and adult education. An accomplished and dynamic facilitator and presenter, Masialeti is able to effectively deliver training in group settings, one-on-one. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Certificate in IT Project Management and currently pursuing a Master of Philosophy(MPhil) Information and Knowledge Managementy student with University of Stellenbosch. Masialeti's impressive skill-set includes: MS Office 2010, 2007, and 2003 (up to intermediate level), SQL Server 2005, 2008, and 2012, Business Intelligence, SharePoint 2007,2010 and 2013. His experience includes development, implementation and administration of Information Systems for industries such as: Government,Education,Mining and Trade. He is also a Co-Founder of Masicom ICT Services Ltd.

Address: NR2-57 Lumwana Solwezi, North Western Province 10101 Zambia

tel:+2605223687

mobile:+260966337472/ +260966998646

website: mmasialeti.blogspot.com


Dr Sunkutu Chair Membership


Mr David Lungu Chair Professional

David Lungu owns a bachelor of pharmacy degree (BPharm) from the University of Zambia. He started off in the field of pharmacy after graduating in 1994 from the Evelyn Hone College with a Diploma as best student of the year in pharmacy that year, both socially and academically.

He has over fifteen years of work experience in various specialisms of pharmacy practise including clinical/hospital pharmacy, community/retail pharmacy, supply chain and logistics management, and manufacturing.His research interests is in health informatics

He is currently the Company Pharmacist at Baxy Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Company Limited (BPMCL) in Ndola, Zambia.

email: davidmedpro@yahoo.com


Dr Zewe Chair Technical - Medical


Mr Simfukwe Chair Technical – ICT


Dr Dennis Musonda Chair Northern Region


Ms Esnart Mwape Chair Midlands Region

Committee Members

Dr Mary Shapi


Mr Muwanei Sinyinda


Ms Martha Ngwira

Head of Secretariat

TBA