Dr Bellington Vwalika MD, MSc

Dr Bellington Vwalika MD, MSc
Phone Number: 
+260 21 129-5220

Dr Bellington Vwalika MD, MSc

SANTHE Site Principal Investigator (African Collaborating Partner Site)

Bellington Vwalika is based in Lusaka, Zambia. As Obstetrician/Gynaecologist/Epidemiologist, he has held appointments as Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka and University of Zambia School of Medicine since 2005. He is also Research Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is Course Module Leader in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Cavendish University, Zambia. He has designed and directs a course aimed at task shifting of obstetrics and gynaecology practice to clinical officers, then called medical licentiates since 2001. He serves on Zambian National Technical Working Groups on HIV/AIDS, Family Planning and Maternal Health. He has been a long-time collaborator at the Zambia Emory University HIV Research Project since 1999 as Study Physician and Investigator. He conducts outreach obstetric and gynaecological services to rural Zambia under the auspices of Federation of Health Institutions in Zambia. He has been designated Maternal and New-born Health Champion for Africa under the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Programme of USAID. He is a member of University of Zambia Biomedical Research and Ethics Committee and also Chairs the Undergraduate Research and Ethics Committee. He has held office in the Zambia Medical Association, Health Professions Council of Zambia and the Zambia Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He is a reviewer for several local and international journals. He publishes extensively in peer-reviewed journals. He also runs a private practice with his doctor wife.