Patricia Nyawa Tembo joined the Fistula Foundation Treatment Network in Zambia as program officer in 2022. She is stationed in Mpika District, where she covers programs in Muchinga Province and some parts of eastern Zambia. Patricia works with the Zambian Ministry of Health, assists in training and supervising community health volunteers and Safe Motherhood Action Group (SMAG) members, and holds sensitization meetings with local community leaders to help them spread awareness about fistula and treatment options.
Patricia holds a degree in secondary teaching from Kwame Nkrumah University, as well as a diploma in social work and a certificate in psychosocial counseling from the University of Zambia. Before joining the Foundation, she worked for World Vision Zambia as a community development worker. Previously, she worked for Caritas Mpika as a field supervisor, and for Plan International as a community development facilitator. Patricia has a passion for helping women who are isolated and suffering, and she is committed to helping women in marginalized groups achieve a better future.