Freedom From Fistula | obstetric fistula caused by obstructed childbirth

Staff Stories : Kennedy


Kennedy Msango is a 48 years old registered nurse midwife. He has been a nurse for 13 years and started his career as a patient attendant at Mzuzu Central Hospital in 2000 before training to be a nurse midwife in 2008. 

In 2017 he was sponsored by UNFPA to be trained in Obstetric Fistula at the Fistula Care Centre in Malawi.  During the 4 years he has been with us he has been trained to care for preoperative and postoperative fistula patients, identify fistula patients, conduct all fistula check-up procedures, and to give health education to fistula patients.

Kennedy's time at the Centre has been a wonderful experience.  He believes a lot of health workers can learn from the professionalism that is carried out throughout the Centre in every department.  He has seen the great care the staff give to all patients and visiting guests, by giving them a warm welcome, assisting patients in any way they can and respecting patient’s rights.   He feels with the good collaboration between staff and patients and the working spirit from staff other health institutions should follow suit in order to provide good health services.

“I always appreciate my time at the Centre as I keep learning something new on every visit.  I believe the Centre has set great standards for the health Centre in terms of its care for patients and its cleanness of the Centre. I believe this can be followed by other health service providers in Malawi.”