Ndathokoza!

I’m grateful!

Mike, Mei and Katherine were excellent critical thinkers, full of energy and supportive colleagues during the past two weeks. They were teachers – sharing their knowledge of physical therapy with doctors, nurses, community health workers, patients and families. And, they were listeners – being sensitive to the culture, compassionate and responsive. Patient care in Malawi is complex. You have to think through what you are doing and consider the many facets of your care. Every step of the way, Mike, Mei and Katherine showed respect for the patients, their families and the hospital staff involved in care. We had a lot of fun together, as well. I hope their experience here has nurtured reflection and sparked a passion for global service.

Yendani bwino! Have a safe journey home.

Dr. Nesbit

Mike and Mei giving "thumbs up" or "bho" to the five children on the pediatric ward who are on traction and are doing their bed exercises as they see us walk by.

Mike and Mei giving “thumbs up” or “bho” to the five children on the pediatric ward who are on traction and are doing their bed exercises as they see us walk by.

Mike, Mei and Katherine in front of St. Gabriel's Hospital.

Mike, Mei and Katherine in front of St. Gabriel’s Hospital.

Mike working with a patient in the village.

Mike working with a patient in the village.

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4 thoughts on “Ndathokoza!

  1. Thank you, Dr. Nesbit, for providing students such a great volunteering opportunity with your guidance.
    Katherine is on her way home to Bainbridge Island, flying out of WA, DC as I write this reply. She continued throughout to let me know what a great experience and great time she had these past 2 weeks!
    Happy Holidays to you,
    Jeanette Alexander,

  2. NDATHOKOZA!

    Words cannot begin to explain how grateful we all are to have been able to experience this journey with you. Thank you for your kind words, and zikomo for everything you have done for us to prepare for the trip and to guide us while we were there.
    Malawi, the warm heart of Africa, will live forever with us!

    Tsalani bwino.

  3. Thank you for such kind words and for the experience we were able to have in Malawi! All of the memories from the past two weeks will be with me forever 🙂 Merry Christmas in Malawi!!!
    Tionana!

  4. Dr. Nesbit, thank you for an incredible experience in Malawi. Seldom do opportunities like these come around and I am grateful to have had the privilege of working with you and the patients of St. Gabriel’s Hospital. Merry Christmas to you and all of our patients! Tionana!

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