Lumbwe Chola is a Health Economist with research interests in priority setting for the improvement of maternal, newborn and child health. He has led projects to generate the best buys for maternal, and child health in South Africa. Lumbwe has also worked on research focused on the economics of obesity and non-communicable diseases. He currently supports the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa on several teaching and health research projects in his capacity as Health Economist. He also serves on Steering and Technical Committees for the World Health Organization, the Council for Medical Scheme and National Department of Health in South Africa.
Lumbwe has previously worked at Stellenbosch University as a Lecturer and Senior Researcher at the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa. He has also worked in Zambia as a Statistician at the Central Statistics Office. He has several publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has worked on research projects in several sub-Saharan African countries focusing on health systems strengthening. Lumbwe has a Bachelor of Arts with Economics from the University of Zambia, MPhil in Health Systems Research and PhD in Health Economics from the University of Bergen in Norway.
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