Government conveys its congratulations to First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba-Sata on being honoured as the first Special Envoy of Electronic Health (e-health) by the International Telecommunication Union, ITU, at the ongoing 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States of America.
This recognition adds to the growing list of international accolades the First Lady has, and continues to receive, for her passion, love and selfless service, above and beyond the normal call of duty, particularly in championing the welfare and wellbeing of women and children.
Government notes with pride that In May last year, the First Lady received a Frontline Award from the Global Coalition on Health in recognition of her work in women and children health issues.
The Coalition also recognised her work in reproductive health, cervical cancer, and her efforts to improve maternal health.
The First Lady was also conferred with an Honorary Fellowship Award for her professional work as an Obstetrician-Gynaecologist at the 61st 2013 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG) Annual Clinical Meeting.
In September 2012, the First Lady was honoured with the Global Leadership of Excellence Award by the Cancer Foundation – Susan G Komeni.
The Award recognised the exemplary personal commitment of Dr. Kaseba–Sata in the fight against cervical cancer in Zambia.
Government deeply appreciates such noble works as they are in tandem with its agenda to improve people’s quality of life.
Government also conveys its appreciation to the ITU for the honour it has bestowed on the First Lady, and through her, the country as a whole, by designating her as its First Special Envoy on e-health.
I re-affirm Government’s commitment to working closely with the ITU in developing the ICT sector as a vehicle for delivering quality health care and other social and economic services to the people of Zambia.
Hon. Dr Joseph Katema, MP
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief government Spokesperson
23rd September, 2014