LASHMA Gets Acting General Manager

LASHMA Emmanuella Zamba

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Dr Emmanuella Olutoyin Zamba has been announced as Acting General Manager of the Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA).

She was appointed to the position by Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who forwarded a letter to the state’s Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, dated March 24, 2020.

The Governor stated that he took cognisance of the appointee’s record of selfless service and impressive performance, expressing confidence that her past experience stands her in good stead to expand the frontiers of the agency.

The Medical Doctor, seasoned technocrat and public servant was born in Germany and speaks fluent English, Yoruba, German and conversational French.

She attended Corona School and Queens College, Yaba for her Primary and Secondary Education respectively, before proceeding to England for her Advanced Levels after which she obtained her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Public Health degrees from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos.

She joined the Lagos State Public Service in 2005 and served as the State Health Sector Investment Officer; Coordinator, Lagos State Health Sector Quality Control Programme; Lagos State Ministry of Health Service Delivery Director and Coordinator for Lagos State Health Sector Service Charter Cascade Initiative.

Well known to be versed in the Public Health field and constantly seeking to expand her knowledge in other disciplines, Dr Zamba has certification in various fields including Public Speaking, Leadership, Human Resources, Social Policy and Health Management.

Until her appointment, she was the Director of Healthcare Planning, Research and Statistics at the Lagos State Ministry of Health and the representative of Lagos State Ministry of Health on the LASHMA Board.

She was also in the Ministry of Health Representative, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Board; State Human Resource Health Desk Officer, Lagos State Ministry of Health; Training Officer, Health Systems Development Programme II (World Bank and African Development Bank Assisted) and Lagos State Ministry of Health (2006-2010), among others.

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