Professor Peter Mwaba a consultant physician is currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer and is the immediate past Dean of the faculty of Medicine at Lusaka Apex Medical University, the position he had held for two years. Professor Mwaba’s career spans over 29 years and has progressively combined roles as a Clinician, Academician, Researcher and Administrator.
Before his appointment as Chief Executive officer and Dean, Peter had served as Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Home Affairs for close to 7 years. Professor Mwaba served as the Managing Director of the largest health institution in Zambia, the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) for three years. Previously he held the positions of head of department of Internal Medicine at the UTH and Senior Lecturer at University of Zambia (UNZA) School of Medicine, where he trained 15 physicians as specialists and also supervised research projects for many post graduate students. He is also a visiting Lecturer at the University College London Medical School. . He has also previously served as a Research fellow at the University College London Medical School Center for Infectious diseases and International health.
Professor Mwaba also distinguished himself as a Researcher especially on TB and HIV with over 136 publications tied to his name. He has written book chapters including one in the famous Manson’s Textbook on Tropical diseases. He has numerous awards including the Albert Chalmers medal where he became the first African to achieve this fete in 2005. Peter has special interest in capacity development and his main focus has been in diseases of poverty particularly HIV and tuberculosis. He has been one of the Directors of the UNZA-UCLMS project
Professor Mwaba serves on several national and international Technical committees and several Boards of Directors. His involved in the training of masters and PhD students.