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2019 Pangea Seminar Participant Louise Mwale
Shares Her Experience

Each year our Pangea teams meet and work with incredible Doctors, Clinical Officers, Nurses and Students.   

Louise Mwale is a nurse midwife working in Nkhata Bay District Hospital located in Northern Malawi. In 2019 she was one of the recipients of our Education Scholarships awarded to health care professionals working in district health services to allow them to attend our program. These Scholarships are funded by a Direct Aid Program Grant to Pangea from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 

When asked what the highlight of the Pangea program was she replied:

“It was a reminder of how we as health professionals can easily manage patients if we use teamwork and how we can save many lives if we do so”.

She goes on to say that it’s important for health workers in district settings to have access to ongoing education opportunities. This will improve their ability to manage patients locally using available resources rather than referring them to central hospital. By participating in ongoing education opportunities, health workers can have the confidence to manage these patients when resources are available and then refer once the patient is stable, if needed.