Chitalu CHILUFYA is a public health physician and Minister of Health in Zambia, leading a transformational agenda of a health system focused on the tenants of creating a resilient health approach to achieve universal health coverage. He is also a member of Parliament. Dr Chilufya served from 2014 to 2016 as the Deputy Minister of Health. Prior to his work in government, he was first a clinical care specialist for Luapula Province for six years under the USAID-funded Zambia Systems Strengthening Integrated Programme and then the head of Clinical Care and Quality Assurance responsible for supervision of all clinical care specialists in the country. In 2004, he was the Medical Superintendent of Namwala District Hospital in rural southern Zambia before moving to be director of the Namwala District Health Department. This rural experience early in his career helped him realize that a more balanced approach between the curative and preventive services would yield more sustainable health impact for the community and the country at large. Dr Chilufya is a graduate of the University of Zambia, School of Medicine.