Dr. Mbozu Grace Sipalo is a medical doctor passionate about newborn health. Dr Sipalo grew up and was born in Zambia. She completed her medical school at Ulyanovsk State University in Russia. After which she returned to Zambia where she completed a 2-year internship at the largest tertiary hospital in the country - The University Teaching Hospital (UTH). She joined the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) team at UTH where she pursued a skills-based postgraduate diploma in neonatology. The high neonatal mortality rates in Zambia guided her desire to pursue a master`s in Global Health Policy from the University of Edinburgh to strengthen health policies affecting newborn care in Zambia.
Dr. Sipalo is one of the Knowledge Management leads for the Implementation Toolkit for Small and Sick Newborn Care (Newborn Toolkit) co-created by NEST360 and UNICEF and a Research Assistant at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is part of the editorial team for the Newborn Toolkit and is actively involved in building a community of practice for the small and sick newborn care for developing contexts. She is passionate about fostering collaborations, partnerships and knowledge sharing in the newborn health space. Dr Sipalo enjoys travelling, exploring new cultures and cuisines as well as spending time with her siblings.