Panganani Njobvu

University Teaching Hospital Lusaka, Zambia


Panganani Njobvu graduated from the University of Zambia School of Medicine in 1988. He obtained his M.S. degree in internal medicine from the University of Zambia School of Medicine in 1997 and went on to complete a fellowship in clinical and epidemiological rheumatology at the University of Manchester School of Medicine, Manchester, UK, in 1999. Dr Njobvu is a Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist at The Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia; he heads the Zambian Defense Force Health Services School of Health Sciences and the Research and Development Unit. Dr. Njobvu also serves as Honorary Lecturer and Consultant Physician with the University Teaching Hospital at the Department of Internal Medicine. He also works with the national HIV/STI program and heads the STI Technical Working Group. Dr. Njobvu has over 15-year experience in clinical, epidemiological, and operations research and teaching . His clinical and research interests are dominated by infection-related rheumatic disorders. He has published over 15 papers on rheumatic manifestations of HIV infection and, in his work with the national STI Technical Working Group, Dr. Njobvu has spear-headed development of curricula, training materials, and guidelines for diagnosis and management of STIs in Zambia. Dr. Njobvu has served as African League of Associations of Rheumatologists (AFLAR) Vice President (2007–2011); Chairperson for the medical education and research board of the Zambian Medical Association (2002–2006); is a Founding Member of the Zambia College of Physicians; and is currently Chairperson of the college’s committee on education and professional development. Dr. Njobvu also serves as Council Member of the Health Professions Council Zambia (ZHPCZ) and is a Member of the HPCZ specialist and impaired physicians committee.

Biography Updated on 30 April 2013

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