Fastone Matthew Goma

MD, Ph.D., CertPH

Principal Investigator, ITC Zambia
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Eden University, Zambia
Professor, Physiology and Cardiovascular Health, University of Zambia, School of Medicine, Lusaka, Zambia

Fastone Goma is a practicing Physician, an Associate Professor of Physiology and Cardiovascular Health, and the Director for the Centre for Primary Care Research (CPCR) at the University of Zambia, School of Medicine. He is also an appointed Senior Scholar to the WHO Collaboration Centre for Health Workforce Planning and Research, University of Dalhousie, Canada and the Founding President for the Zambia Heart and Stroke Foundation (ZAHESFO). He is the Chairman of the Zambia Tobacco Control Consortium (ZTCC), a collection of civil society organizations promoting tobacco control. He has studied International Public Health at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), USA, Tobacco Dependency Management at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada and Global Tobacco Control Leadership Program at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA. As a practicing Physician, he works closely with colleagues at the Zambian Ministry of Health and other sectors of the government to facilitate the delivery of quality primary care services. He is a recipient of the World Health Organization (WHO) World No Tobacco Day Award 2018.

Dr Goma was Co-Investigator on the African Tobacco Situational Analysis (ATSA) for Zambia and leader for the ZTCC which coordinated the activities for the initiation of Tobacco Control in Zambia. He is the Principal Investigator for the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation (ITC) Project in Zambia which has completed 2 Waves of country level data collection. His other research interests include clinical cardiovascular studies in hypertension, heart failure and atrial fibrillation. He has also done research in health systems looking particularly at human resources for health, considering factors in health workforce planning and use of community based agents as members of the frontline team delivering quality health care to communities. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and presented in high-level national and international conferences.

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