Moses Sinkala Endowed Scholarship for Zambian Students

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 Zambia 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 resides at and is administered by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) under the direction of an external selection committee.


2019 Moses Sinkala Endowed Scholarship Recipients

Webster Musonda and John Musaba

Musonda's research proposal is entitled "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"

Musaba's reserach proposal is entitled "Zinc and Urinary Tract Infections among pregnant women at Women and Newborn Hospital of the University Teaching Hospitals, Lusaka, Zambia"

2019 MS recipients in Zambia



Past Moses Sinkala Endowed Scholarship Recipients

*Each received an award to offset research expenses*

 Name  Award Year 
Pascal Polepole 2014
Francis Mupeta 2015
Kamvuma M. Kingsley 2016
Mwango Mutale 2016
Emmanuel Liche 2017
Mwambe Mutale 2017
Luungo Ziko 2017
Alick Bwanga 2018
Henry Mwanza 2018
Webster Musonda 2019
John Musaba 2019


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!

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