Special Guest Lecture: "Addressing Health, Transforming Communities in Rural Malawi"

"Addressing Health, Transforming Communities in Rural Malawi - One Village at a Time"

by Mercy Chikhosi Nyirongo, MPH, BSN

Founder, Wandikweza

Lilongwe, Malawi

When: February 23, 3 - 4:15 p.m.

Where: School of Nursing, Frist Hall 140

Known as the “Warm Heart of Africa,” Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries, land-locked, and lacking natural resources and the benefits of a coastal country. Mercy, a nurse, midwife and public health professional, works in rural areas of Malawi to address the health and psycho-social needs of the population. She uses her skills, insights and expertise to care for orphans and vulnerable children, mothers and adolescent girls living in resource-limited settings. Mercy founded Wandikweza in 2014, an organization using indigenous volunteers and interns to build strong communities.

Mercy will also be speaking at the following times:

  • February 24, 10 - 11 a.m. at Belmont School of Health Sciences, McWhorter Hall 214
  • February 24, 1 - 3 p.m. at Meharry Medical Clinic 3007