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Team Member Spotlight: Fred Njobvu

By Tara Newton, Communications Associate, BID Initiative

Mar 27, 2015

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The BID Initiative team works across three countries in the United States, Tanzania and Zambia. This week, we learn more about Fred Njobvu, Provincial Coordinator in Livingstone, Zambia.

How do you define your role? I coordinate the implementation of the project, provide leadership, facilitate key activities and manage day to day aspects of the BID initiative in Livingstone, Southern Province of Zambia.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to become a Journalist.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor? Dr. Anne Merriman – Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa (Hospice Africa Uganda).

What is one of your favorite quotes? Bible verse; John 3:16 (For God loved the world so much that he gave his only begotten son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life).

What was the last experience that made you a stronger person? Providing bereavement care to my father in law who had just lost a wife(mother in law).

Where was your favorite vacation? Lake Victoria in Uganda.

“Fred is the Provincial Coordinator for the BID Initiative based in the Southern province of Zambia. He has vast experience in health issues having worked for the Ministry of Health and other NGOs prior to joining BID. Within a short period, he has created strong partnerships with the Provincial and District Health Offices ensuring the BID Initiative is recognized as a key partner in promoting quality health service provision through use of data. He has demonstrated good attitude and interpersonal disposition that makes it easy for him to reach out to everyone and a joy to work with.” – Dr. Fwasa Singogo, BID Zambia Director, Zambia

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