Moses Sakala’s journey in the field of immunology and antiviral therapies started with his observance of many people suffering from viral infections, including very close relatives who had been taken away by HIV despite being on medication for some time; with no hope of being cured. This observation continued during his medical practice where he headed an HIV clinic and a district hospital in Zambia. His patients would consistently take their prescribed drugs but some would later develop resistance and die. “Apparently, the lack of vaccines for these deadly diseases compounded by the fact that life styles are difficult to change (some with no capacity to change at all due to very low social economic status), developed a passion in me to get involved in research,” he says. “I want to discover new vaccines or alternative therapies, unlike the current ones which are difficult to sustain.” To achieve his goals, he joined the Department of Pathology and Microbiology under the Virology laboratory at the University of Zambia and has since completed his Masters at the University of Leicester.