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Staff Highlight: MacPherson Chigwenembe
MacPherson Chigwenembe is the newest edition to the Orant Charities Africa Team. In July, he joined Orant’s Healthcare Program as a clinician at Kasese Health Center. We couldn’t be more excited to introduce him to you! Enjoy his answers to our get-to-know-you questions.
Tell us about your career journey and major accomplishments.
I graduated from Malawi College of Health Sciences in 2015. I joined Madisi Mission Hospital as an intern in 2017, where I continued working until I joined Orant Charities Africa July this year.
Those five years made me a complete clinician, both by sharpening my skills and being more empathetic toward patients.
What motivates you? What are you passionate about?
What motivates me is the nature of my job. Since good health is the bedrock of human survival, I get personal pleasure by being a healthcare provider. And I am even more motivated in knowing that most of the people I help are those who would not afford the same services elsewhere.
How do you feel about working for Orant?
It is a dream come true. I have always wanted to work with an organization that strives to serve the underprivileged, giving them access to decent healthcare services. This is a noble gesture of ultimate kindness. This is something I would love to see more organizations/institutions replicating.
Is there anything else you would like to share?
Besides the passion I have for healthcare provision, I have a few other fascinations. The first, and the most predominant, is computer programming. I am, although still learning, a self-taught Python programmer, leaning on Web development with Django.
And I think Breaking Bad will always be a better show than Game of Thrones.
Welcome, MacPherson! It's wonderful to have you on the team.
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