As National Coordinator, Nancy leads all of WRA Malawi’s planning efforts, developing and implementing costed annual work plans for the alliance. She is a member of the Malawi Ministry of Health Quality Management Technical Working group, the Safe Motherhood Sub-committee and the family planning committee of the Reproductive Health Directorate. Nancy joined WRA Malawi in 2015 as a Respectful Maternity Care project officer and was appointed to the National Coordinator position in May 2016.
Nancy is a registered nurse and midwife who rose to community nurse and midwife specialist after obtaining a Master of Science Degree in Community Nursing and Midwifery from the University of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing. Nancy has 26 years’ experience working as a registered nurse and midwife in leadership positions including research nurse team leader at the University of North Carolina project in Malawi, and as a lecturer in community nursing and midwifery at Nkhoma College of Nursing and Midwifery. From 2010 to 2013, she coordinated the Christian Association of Malawi and Centers for Disease Control HIV Project at Mua hospital, while also serving as a senior community nurse midwife, acting as a link between the community and the hospital. Nancy is a member of the Association of Malawian Midwives and is passionate about empowering communities to demand their rights for reproductive health.
Outside of work, Nancy is a committed member of the Catholic Women Organization, previously serving as the Dedza Diocese CWO Chairperson and enjoys listening to gospel music. The first born in a family of seven and the first woman to graduate college in her village, Nancy is a role model to many.