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Her Excellency Mwaba Kasese-Bota


Her Excellency Dr Mwaba Kasese-Bota is Zambia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations since January 2012.  Prior to appointment as Ambassador to United Nations, Dr. Kasese-Bota worked as the HIV Orphans and Vulnerable Children and Youth Advisor for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Zambia, a position she held since 2008. Prior to joining US Government, Dr. Kasese-Bota worked for the Zambia Ministry of Health in different positions.  She was seconded to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Zambia office as the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Advisor from May 2005 until December 2006.  She was also seconded to the National AIDS Council as the Program Manager for the National HIV/AIDS multi-sectoral response.

Dr. Kasese-Bota is a medical doctor and epidemiologist by training.  She graduated from the University of Zambia with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology.  She attended the University of Zambia’s School of Medicine and graduated with a General Medicine and Surgery degree.  From 2001 to 2002, she attended the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where she obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health and Epidemiology, with an emphasis on HIV research.

Dr. Kasese-Bota has presented at international conferences on subjects related to HIV and AIDS as well as orphans and vulnerable children.  She has sat on committees dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect.



Contact Information

Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations
237 East 52nd St.
New York, NY

Phone: (212) 888-5770
Fax: (212) 888-5213

Email: zambia@un.int
Website: www.un.int/zambia