McLean Kabwe

As trustee what’s your role?

My official role is trustee member, bringing my skills and proficiency in governance, project management and operational support to On Call Africa. This is to ensure that On Call Africa adheres to the best non-governmental organization practices, to be efficient and an attractive destination for donor support.

What do you do when you’re not supporting On Call Africa?

I am a professional working in public health with a speciality in key populations in Zambia for over six years. I work for a local NGO that I co-founded and co lead with current staff of 28 and over 80 community volunteers. From 2019 to date and with support from PEPFAR, we have been providing HIV services to marginalised communities in 8 districts covering PrEP, ART and mental health services with a reach of reaching over 12,000 clients.

Why is On Call Africa important to you?

On Call Africa speaks to something that I am passionate about and that is ensuring that the less privileged have access to health services in a world that presents a lot of inequalities. Beyond my every day work, On Call Africa gives me an opportunity to work with other professionals and expanding my knowledge of public health.

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I am both an introvert and extrovert depending on the company I am with. I am also an avid local traveller and photographer which I document on my social media pages. Local travel has really opened my eyes to the beauty of my country and in my own way, I do market local tourism.

What are you looking forward to most about being a trustee of On Call Africa?

The opportunity to be part of the change that On Call has been making in transforming the lives of the people in rural Zambia. There is nothing more gratifying than realising that you made a positive change in someone’s life.

Tell us something about yourself that not many people know.

Give me a high-performance vehicle, and money and I am ready to travel this country!

What recommendations do you have for anyone wanting to visit Zambia?

Go to the countryside and you will see just how beautiful this country is. Give the Victoria Falls a rest and instead explore the northern parts of the country. The views are breath-taking.

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