Professor Chintu with Professor Alimuddin Zumla and visitors from Institute of Child health London - Professor Andrew Tomkins, left, and Professor Anthony Costello, right.
Chintu attended Isoka Government School from 1948 to 1953. Also he studied at Mungwi Technical Secondary School and Munali Secondary School in 1955-1960. Chifumbe received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Toronto in 1966.
Chintu was appointed to practise medicine at Kitwe Central Hospital in 1966. Then he served as an external examiner at various African universities. In 1973, Chifumbe became a senior lecturer and associate professor of paediatrics at the University of Zambia and held it for six years.
Since 1980 he was a professor of paediatrics and child health at the same university. In addition, Chintu worked as a dean of the School of Medicine of the University of Zambia from 1979 to 1985 and again in 1995-1996.
Chintu was a member of Zambia Medical Association and was the chairperson for the Zambia Medical Council. Also he was a diplomate of the American Board of Paediatrics, member of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and London.
In addition, from 1961 to 1966, Chintu served as a secretary to the then president of the African Students Union in Ontario and elected to the Board of Directors of the African Students Foundation. He was a president of the University of Toronto track club from 1964 to 1965, the Munali Young Farmers’ Club, and captain of the Medical Soccer Team in 1964.
He was a co-founder member of the UNZA-UCLMS Programme in 1994.
On June 8, 1968 Chifumbe Chintu married Mwate Kathleen Nampemba. They have 3 children.