Young doc who helped separate conjoined twins found dead

Young doc who helped separate conjoined twins found dead

Ministry of Health Press Release
LUSAKA 10th June 2018.

It is with great sadness to inform you that Dr Vernon Mwape Pashi, 33, has died.

He was found dead in his bedroom around 9hrs this morning by a family member. He graduated in 2010 as a doctor.

University Teaching Hospitals Senior Medical Superintendent Dr Clerance Chiluba has confirmed the death.

“Our prayers are with the family and as a professional we have been robbed of an upcoming Surgeon,” Dr Chiluba said.

Dr Pashi participated in the landmark separation of conjoined twins, Bupe and Mapalo.

At the time of his death he was the Paediatric Surgery registrar at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka.


Sept 2014 to Date: Registrar/Trainee for Master of Medicine-The University Teaching Hospital

Feb,2013 to Oct: 2014: Senior Resident Medical Officer: Kitwe Central Hospital

May 2011-Medical Doctor-Ministry of Health


2004 to 2011: Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS): University of Zambia

1998 to 2002: St Francis Secondary School

May His Soul Rest In Peace

Issued by
Stanslous Ngosa
Head-Media Relations
Ministry of Health

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