Gift L.F. Kamanga, MSc
|December 27, 2011|
Doctor of Public Health student
Gift Kamanga believes in his potential to contribute to the well-being of his society. He remembers having that goal as early as age 10, and having it clarified when his grandmother died of antepartum hemorrhage in a place where there was no hospital. Many of his relatives — some of them family bread winners — also have died from preventable infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS.
“When I joined the Malawi College of Health Sciences,” he says, “I saw a way to contribute. I am particularly passionate about advancing interventions with vulnerable groups in the areas of sexual and reproductive health. Public health requires multisectional collaboration and good leadership. I am aspiring to be one of the top leaders to bring about this effective coordination.”
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