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Geoffrey Elihu Manda

Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi

Geoffrey Elihu Manda

Geoffrey Elihu Manda, MBBS
Intern Medical Doctor, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi

I am a hardworking, self-starting and enthusiastic clinician and a keen medical researcher with a fervent passion for reproductive health, global health and medical research. I was born on the 6th of July 1991 in Blantyre Malawi. I graduated from the University of Malawi, College of medicine with a Bachelor of medicine, Bachelor of surgery (M.B.B.S) in the year 2015 and currently I am working as a medical intern at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, the largest referral hospital in Malawi. As an undergraduate student I demonstrated keen interest in research by volunteering in various research projects being carried by different researchers at the College of Medicine where also, due to my outstanding academic performance I was awarded an Elective study at the University of Warwick, Warwick Medical School (WMS) in the year 2014.

Soon after completing my undergraduate training in July 2015; I was given a temporary position of a graduate research assistant in a research project entitled ““Towards eMTCT: Innovative strategies for improving mother-child pair retention and access to essential PMTCT care in Malawi” carried jointly by University of Malawi, College of medicine (COM), World Health Organization (WHO) and Clinton Health Access and Initiative (CHAI). This acted as a foundation on which I can build my career. Then I volunteered as a graduate research intern in the AIR study at the Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust in Malawi also an opportunity to improve my research experience and skills. Currently I am working as a medical intern at Queen Elizabeth central Hospital, Malawi and I intend to pursue postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynecology and masters in clinical epidemiology soon after I complete my internship.

I believe these additional trainings will add much needed skills to help contribute towards reproductive health of many Malawians and beyond.