Rosemary Kumwenda

UNDP Regional Team Leader HIV Health and Development (HHD) for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Coordinator of the UN informal Inter-Agency Task Team on Sustainable Procurement in the Health Sector (SPHS)

With over 18 years of experience in UNDP at both national and regional levels working on HIV, health, and development, Dr. Kumwenda spent 11 years in Zambia as Assistant Resident Advisors on Poverty, HIV & AIDS. Rosemary also served in the UNDP Malawi Country Office as HIV and AIDS policy Advisor to the Government and led the UN joint teams on HIV and the Law, Key populations, HIV and Gender mainstreaming in development plans and strategies. Now co-ordinator of Sustainable Procurement in the Health Sector (SPHS), Rosemary previously worked at the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa as Senior Policy Advisor for Sustainable Responses HIV, Health, and Development.

Rosemary holds a master’s degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LHTM) and is a Medical Doctor by profession with 10 years practice in both clinical care and public health, rising to the rank of City of Lusaka in Zambia Director of Health before joining UNDP in 2000. Rosemary speaks 6 languages including English, Romanian, and French.


Wednesday 10th October

Plenary 1 - The 'Green Deal'/Towards more sustainable procurement in healthcare


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