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Dr. Sinkala was a graduate of the UAB School of Public Health and a leader in policy and research for implementation of healthcare delivery in his beloved country of Zambia. His vision and passion for public health will be deeply missed. For these reasons, colleagues, friends, and admirers have come together to create a scholarship in his name.

The Moses Sinkala Zambian Scholarship provides much needed financial assistance to deserving University of Zambia post-graduate students from medicine, nursing, health services, or similar areas of study who demonstrate an interest in serving the public health needs of Zambia, as was a priority of Dr. Sinkala. To pay tribute to the research and service programs between UAB and Zambia to which Dr. Sinkala was deeply committed, the fund will reside at and is administered by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) under the direction of an external selection committee.

Recent Moses Sinkala Endowed Scholarship Recipients & their areas of research

 Name  Award Year   Area of Research
Manyando Musiwa 2021 “Ocular Evaluation in Cerebral Palsy Patients at Children’s Hospital, University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia"
Hankope Maulu 2021 “Assessment of Antibacterial Property of Strychnos cocculoides root extracts against Neisseria gonorrhaea”.
Mutinta Chipuwa 2021 “Antioxidant Capacity and Effect of Methanol Leaf Extract of Ximeina caffra on Markers of Oxidative Stress in Rats Treated with Nephrotoxic Dose of Cisplatin”
Nkomba Chimleke 2020 "Diagnostic Accuracy of Urine Cytology for Bladder CancerDetection at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia"
Oliver M Weso 2020 "Prevalence of Deep Vein Thrombosis among Adult PatientsAdmitted with Swollen Lower Limb at the University TeachingHospital, Lusaka, Zambia"
John Musaba 2019 "Zinc and Urinary Tract Infections among pregnant women at Women and Newborn Hospital of the University Teaching Hospitals, Lusaka, Zambia"
Webster Musonda 2019 "Prospective study on common risk factors for surgical site infection after elective intramedullary - nailing of closed femoral and tibial diaphyseal fractures among adults at the University Teaching Hospitals, Lusaka, Zambia"
Henry Mwanza
2018 "Knowledge and practices around autism spectrum disorders in Zambia"
Alick Bwanga 2018 "H. pylori infections in patients with gastric perforation"
Alfred Chanda 2018 "Evaluation of uterotonic activity of an extract of a traditional plant (Azanzagarckeana) for possible medicinal use"
Emmanuel Liche 2017  
Mwambe Mutale 2017  
Luungo Ziko 2017  
Mwango Mutale 2016  
Kamvuma M. Kingsley 2016  
Francis Mupeta 2015  
Pascal Polepole 2014  


The Sparkman Center is very appreciative to those who have donated to the Moses Sinkala Endowed Scholarship:

Louise Kuhn

Sara M. Milillo

Stewart & Cheri Reid

Sten Vermund & Pilar Vargas-Vermund

Katz Family Foundation

Craig & Lynda Wilson

Mara Jambor

Marilyn J. Kurata

Janet Turan


We thank you all for your continued support for the Sparkman Center for Global Health!