Renowned Malawi pediatrician dies in South Africa: Co-owner of Lilongwe City Centre Clinic

A renowned  Malawian pediatrician  Dr. Peter Kazembe, who was a specialist in treating children infected with HIV and Ais in Malawi,  died in a South African hospital aged 65, on Tuesday where he was being treated for cancer.

Kazembe: Succumbed to cancer

He died at Sandton Medi-Clinic in Johannesburg here he had been admitted to since May this year.

Kazembe, who  is survived by a wife Hilda, a son and two daughters,  was a co-owner of the Lilongwe City Centre Clining Clinic and worked as the chief of pediatrics at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe as well as executive director at the Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Malawi before he retired from public service last year.

He was an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, United States.

In addition to his roles in pediatric HIV care, he was involved in malaria research and control activities nationally and internationally.

He previously served on the Technical Review Panel of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He served on a number of World Health Organization (WHO) expert committees and was member of the WHO Technical Reference Group on Pediatric HIV/ART care and the Expert Panel on Drug Evaluation.

The family has said burial arrangements will be announced later but confirmed he will be interred in Lilongwe, where he worked for a long time.

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Aunt Juju
Aunt Juju
1 month ago

What a great loss! Rest well our paeditrician. Your book will always remind me of your great deeds.

Opportunist
Opportunist
1 month ago

Sleep well my Mentor.I will never forget you when you used to teach me at KCH.

Roberta Galafa
Roberta Galafa
1 month ago

May Dr Peter Kazembe’s Soul Rest in Peace. Condolences to the family.

Ida
Ida
1 month ago

Rest in peace Dr Kazembe. Tidzasowa ntchito yanu yabwino. Doctor wa ana athu

Bristol
1 month ago

My condolences to the bereaved family. MHSRIP

TAY GRIN
TAY GRIN
1 month ago

Will always remember your good works, Dr. Kazembe, so gentle and friendly with kids, may you rest well, and to the bereaved family, may God comfort you and give you strength during this trying time.

Chifundo Ganizani
Chifundo Ganizani
1 month ago

Asala umbuli okha okha.

Mr Tishu Kaviphwisi
Mr Tishu Kaviphwisi
1 month ago

May his soul rest in peace…

Ndife
Ndife
1 month ago

We are very sorry to the family of Dr.Kazembe.May Almighty bring strength to family members.

Kanyimbi265
Kanyimbi265
1 month ago

Awa nde anthu ofunika to be accorded a state funeral osati kapazaza wina wake oti wangotchuka chifukwa cha ndale koma no tangible contribution ku dziko la Malawi

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