Carol is a renowned International TB/HIV activist with many years of experience working in TB and HIV. She is the Executive Director of the Community Initiative for Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Malaria (CITAM+), based in Zambia which is a patient-led organization set up by former TB patients. Carol is a passionate and committed community representative who uses her personal experience with both TB and HIV, as well as working directly within the affected communities at grassroot level to advocate for policy change at national, regional and international levels. Carol’s advocacy work initially in HIV created the foundation for her career in national and global activism that now stretches beyond HIV, TB, malaria, NCDs, nutrition and Covid19, also fighting to ensure that people affected by the diseases are at the centre of the response and that community-led monitoring is key to ensure complementarity among all partners.
Through CITAM+ she has built the capacity of over 500 community based volunteers most of whom are currently “task shifting” attached to public health facilities around the country.
She serves on the global boards of Stop TB Partnership as well as TBPeople but has also in the past served on the boards of The Global Fund, Unitaid and The Union representing affected communities in all positions.
She is the FPP for the Zambia Parliamentary Caucus on TB, the national Stop TB Partnership (Zambia), Chairperson of the Zambia network of civil society organizations working in TB (ZTOC), past Chairperson of PanAfrica Positive Womens Coalition and Africa Coalition on TB, a diagnostic Champion - among others.