OkaZHI: Okanagan-Zambia Health Initiative

2006

2006
  • Dr. Bill Nelems, Rebeccah Nelems
  • Travelling with his daughter Rebeccah, Bill renewed connections with U of T classmate Dr. Chifumbe Chintu, an icon in Paediatrics in Africa.
  • Met Dr. Margaret Maimbolwa, then the Assistant Dean of the Faculty on Medicine at the University of Zambia [UNZA]. Dr. Maimbolwa  recommended that if we were to form a non-profit organization that we should concentrate our efforts in Western Province, an area with poor health outcomes.