Bishop George Lungu, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Chipata in the African nation of Zambia, has joined the Board of Directors of Medicines for Humanity (MFH). Prior to joining the MFH Board, he had been twice elected President of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops, during which time he successfully organized a Sub-Regional Conference that brought together Bishops and Archbishops from Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. He currently holds the position of Bishop Director of the Religious Men and Women in Zambia. Bishop Lungu was born in the Eastern Province of Zambia and was originally ordained a Catholic Priest in 1985. After working in parishes for 6 years, he pursued further education at what is now known as The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, graduating with a master’s degree in Liturgical Studies.
“We are all so grateful to have Bishop Lungu join the MFH family as a member of our Board of Directors,” stated Kirk Ryan, MFH Board Chair. “His passion for serving the most vulnerable along with his commitment to our mission, combined with his compassion for humanity, make him and extraordinary addition.”