Dr Sylvia Mwanza Kabaghe receiving her award

The University of Zambia Assistant Dean in the School of Education, Lecturer and Researcher Dr Sylvia Mwanza Kabaghe has won the prestigious Joep Award at the just ended 13th International Conference on HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research in resource-limited settings hosted in Accra, Ghana.

The Joep Lange Award is one exceptional award won by a scientist that presents the highest scoring scientific abstract at the conference by an African scientist.

Dr Kabaghe presented work titled, “The role of executive functioning in medical adherence: evidence from the HIV associated neurocognitive disorders study In Zambia”. She emerged the winner from a pull of 613 Abstracts submitted by scientists involved in researching HIV treatment, pathogenesis, and prevention research in Africa.

Dr Kabaghe is a Lecturer and Researcher in the School of Education where she teaches educational psychology.