National Health Research Authority Council 

As per the Health Research Act No. 2 of 2013, Section 7 the Authority shall be governed by a Council. The Council shall consist of the following part-time members who shall be appointed by the Minister. The current Council was inaugurated in July 2015 to serve a term of 3-years. The Council is made up of 15 members and three (3) sub-committees: Finance & Administration, Research & Development, and, Risk & Audit.


Current Members

Chairperson: Prof. Evarist K. Njelesani (Lusaka Apex Medical University)

Vice Chairperson: Ms. Indie Dinala (Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training & Early Child Education)

Finance & Administration Committee

Prof. Trevor Kaile, Chairperson (UNZA School of Medicine)

Ms. Bridget Moya (Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training & Early Child Education)

Dr. Victor Mukonka (Zambia National Public Health Institute, Ministry of Health)

Ms. Irene K. Munga (Ministry of Community Development & Social Services)

Mr. Lazarous Mwelwa (Ministry of Finance)

Research & Development Committee

Mr. Michael Isimwaa, Chairperson (Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock)

Prof. Margaret Maimbolwa (UNZA School of Nursing Sciences)

Dr. Rodwell Vongo (Traditional Healers Association of Zambia)

Mr. Webster Lungu (National Institute for Industrial and Scientific Research)

Dr. Panganani Njovbu (Ministry of Defense)

Risk & Audit Committee

Ms. Indie Dinala, Chairperson (Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training & Early Child Education)

Mrs. Karen Sichinga (Churches Health Association of Zambia)

Mr. Francis Chilunga (Ministry of Justice)

Prof. Manenga Ndulo (University of Zambia)