Zambian Diaspora Foundation profile features Noah Ndlovu: A Zambian based in the United States
A Zambian based in the United States of America in the Indiana state is changing people’s lives through poultry. Mr Noah Ndhlovu works at the Indiana Department of Health and woks as a manager, HIV/STD/Hepatitis C division’s PrEP (preexposure prophylaxis) program . He recently published books of poems. The first book was a collection of works under a Christian theme, or what can be referred as ‘faith-based poems, there is a little of everything, from love, humor, death, politics Noah said in his new book ‘’Voices of Noah” the formative years.’’ He made several of those thoughts and feelings public when he released his debut poetry book, Psalms of Noah, in 2019. Noah Ndhlovu believes poems are “snapshots of our thoughts in real time.” They are ideas, thoughts and feelings collected in a modicum of words that, despite their inherent brevity, still have much to say.
Ndhlovu is working to make a positive impact not only in the lives of his readers, but also for Hoosiers living with serious illnesses. His work as PrEP project manager is personally fulfilling for him and important in helping people with HIV experience a high quality of life. He hinted “I enjoy my work because I can directly influence the lives of those people living with HIV to thrive by helping to end the stigma and narrative about HIV and AIDS,” he said. “In my new role as the PrEP program manager, I am working to help promote the use of PrEP, which is a daily regimen for those at a higher risk of acquiring HIV. Using PrEP, antiretroviral therapy, and encouraging HIV testing, we will align the state and other jurisdictions to ending the HIV epidemic.” Prior to July 1, Ndhlovu was HIV testing program manager. He began his career with IDOH as an HIV prevention specialist in October 2017. Ndhlovu’s second career draws influence from a variety of sources, including 19th century British poet Robert Browning and Mutabaruka, a Jamaican poet, musician and actor. Other inspiration comes from Allan Watts, an English philosopher and prolific author of religious and philosophical articles and books, and Dr. Amos Wilson, a professor and psychologist.
Mr. Ndhlovu is a Zambian in the Diaspora and he previously served as president of the Indiana chapter of the Zambian Diaspora Association based in the United States. He is also involved in charity work though charitable organizations Zamaritan imparting the spirit of volunteering in education. The nonprofit seeks to promote volunteerism in Zambia among the youth which he also manages.