Congratulations to Aviva Ron for another successful teaching session at the Ndola School of Medicine. This is part of the Tel Aviv University collaboration with the medical school in Ndola. TAU school of public health sends 5 lecturers for one week to teach in the Master of Public Health programme – a graduate course for health professionals. She taught 9 students health economics. She reports that the Zambia health system is underfunded by Govt. Donors give 43% of total health expenditures but most goes to HIV AIDS. Malaria and Maternal care are still serious but these services can prevent mortality. She photographed the copper plate which records that the building was donated by the Council of Zambian Jewry of which she is very proud. Aviva reports that the week was excellent and that she also visited her former school in Ndola as well as the Barefoot Chisankano Community School which her family supports in the name of her late father z”l.
This update received from Aviva in 2018.
It has finally happened – the plaques are up above the doors of the lecture rooms in the Jewish Building, Copperbelt University School of Medicine.
The names represent important contributions made by prominent members of the Zambian Jewish Community and act as a lasting record of that community’s contribution to the Zambian economy, culture and education.
Aviva reports that the plaque for the Simon and Cynthia Zukas Theatre is still missing as apparently the wall has to be painted first.
The ongoing project of cooperation between the Tel Aviv School of Medicine and the Copperbelt School of Medicine is a living and breathing expression of the generous donation made by the Council of Zambian Jewry to both academic institutions.
The Tel Aviv University lecturer, Dr Oren Zack, who went to Ndola last week took super transparent glue with him and helped put them up and sent these photos.