General Surgery Residents


Gift Mulima

I am pursuing surgery because there is a high disease burden that requires surgical intervention and few surgeons on the ground. The majority of surgeons in Malawi are foreign and do not stay in Malawi for long periods of time. I believe it would make a tremendous difference if our country would have Malawian surgeons willing to stay and work in the country"
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General Surgery Residents

Class of 2015


Chifundo Kajombo

Why did you choose surgery?

There is a big shortage of doctors in Malawi let alone surgeons, as such the work is overwhelming on the existing surgeons, I love surgery as it is so challenging and delicate."
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Why did you choose KCH for training?

Because I would like to work in Malawi as such this training at KCH brings me close to the people/patients I would serve"
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What are your future plans?

I would love to subspecialize and do paediatric surgery. In Malawi, we have a lot of paediatric surgical cases that are being managed by general surgeons because of lack of paediatric surgeons so I would love to do this in order to help improve the standard of care to this population"
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Enock Kabzalira Ludzu

Why did you choose surgery?

I am interested in surgery. The art of surgery and assisting people through surgical means is thrilling to me"
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Why did you choose KCH for residency?

The KCH surgical department was looking for junior doctors interested to study surgery"
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What are your future plans?

I want to be a general surgeon, be part of a team to develop this field in Malawi and possibly teach others, in this way we may have surgeons in district hospitals"
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Judith Mkwaila

Why did you choose surgery?

Interesting, challenging"
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More fulfilling"
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Why did you choose KCH for residency?

Favorable working environment"
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What are your future plans?

To become a trauma surgeon"
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Having a continuing residency training at KCH"
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“Strengthening surgical department at KCH as well as Mzuzu and Zomba Central”

Orthopaedic Surgery Residents

Class of 2015


Boston Sungani Munthali

Why did you choose surgery?

1. I have strong interest in ortopaedic surgery."
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2. It’s a challenging job."
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3. To address problem of human resources shortage in health sector"
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Why did you choose KCH for residency?

The surgery dept was very welcoming"
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There are adequate number of cases to learn from (different pathologies)"
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Kumbukani Gift Manda

Why did you choose surgery?

Surgery is fascinating and challenging"
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Why did you choose KCH for residency?

KCH has a large catchment area. Therefore a lot of different cases are seen. This prompts me to study hard and gain experience faster."
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What are you future plans?

I would like to specialize in orthopaedic surgery. I would like to help patients in the district hospital, further train junior doctors and help in postgraduate [education] of junior doctors."
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Class of 2016

CHARLES MABEDI
Charles Mabedi

Surgery

Class of 2017


Vanessa Msosa

Surgery

 


Keller Kumwenda
Surgery

 


Michael Phiri
Surgery

Class of 2018

Ms Natasha Ngwira, General Surgery

Mr Frank Mponya, General Surgery