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Employment History

Founder and Chairperson


Lady and Founder



Mwanawasa and Company


Committee Member
Legal Aid Clinic


Bachelor of Laws Degree ( LL.B. )

University of Zambia

International Business
Edith Cowan University

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Dr Mwanawasa was the wife of  the late Patrick Levy Mwanawasa, 3rd President of Zambia and is the Founder and Chairperson of  the Maureen Mwanawasa Community Initiative (MMCI).

Among Dr. Mwanawasa’s many accomplishments have been her Advocacy for the Prevention of Mother â€"To-Child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS; negotiating the Maternal and Infant Health Initiative between Zambia and Harvard University; lobbying the Beit Trust to build a Children’s Hospital in Zambia; and facilitating technology grants from the Prince of Wales for the benefit of Zambia’s rural schools. Prior to her work as first lady and founder of MMCI, Dr. Mwanawasa was a partner at the law firm Mwanawasa and Company in Zambia, and an advocate in Zambia’s High Court. She serves on the boards of the Women’s Rights Committee of the Law Association of Zambia, the Female Lawyers Association of Zambia under the Child rights Committee.
Dr Mwanawasa is a Committee Member of the Legal AID Clinic (which provides legal assistance to the poor free of charge) and the Women’s Law Society of the United Kingdom. She is also an alumnus of the Cambridge University of the United Kingdom.
Dr. Mwanawasa received the 2006 World Vision Hope Award and Georgetown University’s John Thompson Legacy of a Dream Award of 2007. She serves on several boards as Patron i.e. patron Breakthrough  Cancer Trust,  Patron Child Care and adoption Society and Patron of Australia Institute of Business and Technology, patron of Zambia  sickle cell anaemia Foundation. She also sits on the Boards of a number of Agricultural organisations and Enterprises. She served as president of the organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS from 2006 to 2008 leading 50 Countries in the Fight against HIV/AIDS. Dr Mwanawasa is also a loving mother of four children, one boy and three girls.
Dr. Mwanawasa received her Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) in 1994 from the University of Zambia, and received her MBA in International Business from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia in 2008.

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