Saturday, July 13, 2024

President Sata mourns Dr.Bush


President Michael Sata is saddened by the death of former Medical Council of Zambia Chairperson Dr Michael Bush.

President Sata has described the late Dr Bush as a truly professional and committed doctor, with a deep and sincere commitment to Zambia.

Dr Bush 73, passed away on yesterday in Pretoria after a long battle with cancer.

President Sata says Dr Bush has for decades been known as a person at the forefront of the fight against HIV and AIDS.

He said Dr Bush has given constant care and support to many sick people and was amongst the first providers of treatment for people living with HIV.

The Head of State said Dr Bush, who in 2005 was awarded an OBE medal by Queen Elizabeth for his service to the fight against HIV and AIDS in Zambia, was a beckon of hope for many especially the vulnerable.

Dr Bush had been practicing medicine in Zambia for 40 years and has been closely associated with both the Chilanga Hospice and the Corpmed clinic in Lusaka.

In the 1990s, Dr Bush served as Chairman of the Medical Council of Zambia, where he was responsible for the development of guidelines on the ethical treatment of HIV and AIDS.

He also served on the boards of the University Teaching Hospital and Kara Counseling and Training Trust.

Dr Bush was also a central figure in Zambia’s Jewish community who supported a wide range of charitable causes.



  1. Dr. Michael Bush was the most affable and courteous doctor I have ever met. I still recall the how relaxed he made me feel when I was waiting upon my HIV test results and, the wonderful advice he gave me once the results were known. I will miss him sorely for now but sure, we will meet again on that celestial shore…

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