THE Embassy of Sweden in Harare has announced the arrival of its new Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Development Cooperation, Professor Berthollet Bwira Kaboru.
Berthollet, who holds a PhD in International Health served in the DR Congo as a programme officer for Sida where he worked for 4 years.
“I’m very excited to be here in Zimbabwe and joining the team at the Embassy of Sweden in Harare,” said Kaboru, in a statement released Friday by the Embassy.
“I have a long experience from working with different countries in Africa and I believe that it will contribute to my new assignment here.
“I have had the opportunity to meet several of our local partners already and I look forward to engage and learn more about the important work Sweden is doing here in Zimbabwe and to be a part of the way forward.”
The former Associate Professor at School of Health and Medical Sciences at Örebro University in Sweden added that he looked forward to enjoying Zimbabwe’s hospitality and its many “amazing” places.
“I also look forward to explore the beautiful country of Zimbabwe with my family. I hear there are many amazing places to visit here,” he added.
Professor Kaboru has already hit the ground running as last week he addressed university students at the third edition of the national universities quiz challenge in Harare which was hosted by the Students and Youth Working on Sexual and Reproductive Health Action Team (SAYWHAT).
“Sweden has a long history of prioritising sexual and reproductive health as part of its health, gender, human rights as well as sustainable development work and places great importance on sexual and reproductive health rights working with partners in countries across the world,” Kaboru said at the event whose theme was l Securing Sexual Reproductive Health of Students and Young People in the COVID-19 era.
“The theme calls for decision-makers and all stakeholders to ensure that young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services remains on the agenda even in an ongoing pandemic. Sexual and reproductive health rights remain an important issue globally,” Kaboru said.