George nkhoma

Country representing

Malawi

Education

  • Mzuzu University
  • Bachelors Degree

Current organisation

Chitipa District Hospital

Current role

Nurse Midwife Officer

Skills and Expertise

Activism
Community management
Healthcare
Sports
Women’s rights

Areas of interest

Health

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about

I am passionate about saving lives of pregnant women and newborns. This passion emanates from my birth experience, having lost my mother while giving birth to me. This passion aims to give back to women, for the great and unappreciated work they do of bringing lives to this world. Having worked as as a midwife in the past six years, my passion for mothers and newborn has grown even more.

Actions

I have contributed to reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality in Chitipa district. To begin with, i served as a safe motherhood coordinator for the district for six years. In this period, i was able to advocate for resources for construction of a Neonatal unit, which reduced neonatal mortality rates by half within a year. I also instituted an advocacy strategy in Chitipa community to deal away with child, early and forced marriages in the district. I worked with local leaders and other stakeholders in the district, and eventually reduced the rates of early marriages.