Nsofwa Sampa is a trained Psychosocial and Clinical Counselor. She provides counselling to persons living with HIV to enable them to adhere to treatment regimens.

Having lived with HIV for 26 years, Nsofwa earned confidence in herself and realised how stigma can lead to a great loss of life. With her disability of blindness, which can be acquired as a result of poor adherence to antiretroviral therapy, Nsofwa uses her experience to help others come to terms with their health status and adhere to treatment.

In 2014, Ms. Sampa received the PEPFAR Champions award which was mainly for people working in the HIV field. In 2015, she was nominated by the late Dr Manasseh Phiri for the Youth Movers Award, which she received. Nsofwa has also worked with Southern African AIDS Trust as a motivational speaker and became a Mandela Washington Fellow in 2017. She is currently working on a project called the Positive Movement which targets empowering persons with disabilities, particularly the blind.

If you would like to hear Nsofwa speak at this year’s #TEDxLusaka please click the link to purchase tickets | http://bit.ly/2UQbN4A