|Adventist Health White Memorial Mission Stats Mwami, Zambia|
|Mwami Adventist Hospital Testimonial|
|In Haiti, Adventist hospital celebrates nursing staff achievements|
|In Haiti, Adventist hospital lab manager increases patient laboratory visits by 800%|
|International Cafe: Ever Considered Global Surgery? A Glimpse into the Life of a Missionary Surgeon|
|LLUH nursing staff mentors one of the First Intensive Care Unit nurses in Malawi|
|Malamulo Adventist Hospital research published in the Malawi Medical Journal|
|LLUH Landscape Director improves campus grounds at Valley View University in Oyibi, Ghana|
|Haiti Adventist Hospital Department of Education and Training Basic Life Support/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation|
|Seminars by Doctors Without Borders|
|Haiti Adventist Hospital Department of Education and Training Blood Drive|
|Haiti Adventist Hospital Department of Education and Training Certificate in Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care|
|HAH Visit to Englese Adventiste de Sanai|
|Rose Charities visit to Haiti Adventist Hospital|
|Newest hospital in Ghana named in honor of Dr. Richard Hart|
|Bere Nutrition Center success stories|
|School of Medicine alumnus assumes new role in Malawi|
|Adventist hospital in Haiti celebrates 35 years of service with the opening of a new state-of-the-art surgical suite|
|Malamulo Kids: Vol 1 Issue 2|
|Malamulo Kids: The official newsletter of the Malamulo Children's Hospital|
|Merry Christmas from Malamulo|
|Bere Adventist Hospital - projects update|
|Haiti update: Clinical lab restoration complete|
|Malamulo Quarterly Newsletter: Issue 3, Volume 2|
|AHI volunteer takes on the role of teaching English in Haiti|
|Bere Adventist Hospital and Nutrition Training Center re-open after evacuation causes closure|
|Update on Hopital Adventiste d'Haiti (HAH) by hospital administrator, Edward Martin|
|Circle of Blessing - Malamulo Hospital|
|Bere Adventist Hospital reaches out to local community|
|Community Hospital of Trinidad receives new MRI equipment|
|Our Involvement in Africa|
|Bere Adventist Hospital's new EMR goes live|
|MaLawi Medical Missions: Fundraiser|
|MH Newsletter: Issue 2, Volume 2|
|Emergency Medicine Residents and Physicians aid in Nepal bus accident|
|A "Noble" Act of Philanthrophy|
|Hospital Adventista de Nicaragua|
|Following God's Call in the Medical Mission FIeld|
|Footsteps of the Unknown|
|PICU Team Takes on Malawi|
|You're invited to celebrate 100 years of healing with Malamulo Hospital|
|LLUH surgical team recently returned from Nepal. Read their experience here in the blog Haitibones.|
|Loma Linda specialist team travels to aid Nepal|
|Nepal: Updated May 4, 2015|
|Adventist hospital in Nepal responds to earthquake|
|Retired microbiologist shares professional experience and expertise with mission hospitals|
|Global Healthcare Conference- Thank you|
|Management residents serve a global audience|
|Front Lines of the Ebola War|
|Malamulo Hospital Quarterly Newsletter: Issue 3|
|Adventist Hospital and GHI site in Malaysia receives 'Gold' from World Health Organization|
|Scheer Memorial Hospital begins the new year with a new CEO. Meet Dr. Dale Mole|
|DMA Newsletter- Winter 2015|
|NBC News features AHI physician, Scott Nelson as he continues to work in Haiti, five years after the earthquake.|
|Haiti: Annual Update|
|Serving Far from Home- Nepal|
|Adopt-a-Missionary 'giving to a giver' project brings Christmas cheer to 15 missionary families serving overseas|
|EBOLA update: Dec. 8|
|Give Global: Project End Ebola|
|Give to a giver with Adopt-a-Missionary|
|Malamulo Hospital Quarterly Newsletter|
|LLUSM Class of 2016 Adopts Cooper as Class Project|
|Thirty-three Hospitals Join Together for the Third Annual Global Healthcare Conference|
|Special Vespers Draws Nearly One Thousand Viewers|
|Global Healthcare Conference: Live Stream|
|Waterloo Hospital Plans to Re-Open as Ebola Clinic|
|Front Lines of the Ebola War, Vespers Program|
|Shoes for Haiti|
|Why did they give? Malamulo staff interviews tell story of why they gave to help West Africa|
|Malamulo takes Initiative to Help Sister Hospitals Fight EBOLA|
|Gillian Seton shares her view on the impact of EBOLA in Liberia|
|AHI Doctor Heads to Liberia to Aid EBOLA Crisis: James Appel's personal log of daily events|
|A Good Death?|
|Two Hospital Staff Die during EBOLA Quarantine|
|Waterloo Hospital Placed Under Quarantine due to EBOLA Patient|
|EBOLA Update: The Numbers Keep Growing|
|AHI Doctor Heads to Liberia to Aid EBOLA Crisis: Entry 1|
|Dr. Hart addresses EBOLA crisis in West Africa|
|Cooper Hospital to Remain Open as EBOLA Free Zone to Patients|
|EBOLA outbreak endangers lives of hundreds in Africa|
|AHI takes part in Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle|
|Global Health Conference 2013|
|Malawi President Visits Malamulo|
|Baptism at Malamulo|
I am an AHI volunteer and this is my first week as CEO of Malamulo Hospital in Malawi. For my “Welcome to Africa; Take your time settling in!” we are hosting a state visit by Her Excellency Joyce Banda, the President of Malawi. I know this is where God wants me to be so I try to look confident, be visible but out of the way. I suppose my interview on national TV belies my aspiration for anonymity.
Thanks to the thinking of our business manager, Levy Misomali, a beautiful new “Malamulo Seventh-day Adventist Hospital” sign, that was put up at about 10:00 PM last night, smiles down from below the main roof gable. The fountain in the garden bubbles while the sun swims in its pool.
…and I am a fly on the wall.
Last Thursday, the president’s events coordinator had seemed less then impressed with our preparations, but by today, Tuesday, she was all smiles and compliments. She rung my hand as she got into her car and thanked me for the changes.
But…I was only a fly on the wall.
She congratulated Malamulo on a job well done and I let her know that if not for our head nurse, Mrs. Kamwiyo keeping everyone focused and the maintenance crew working late into the night it would not have happened. I felt pride that I was part of it all and called of God to be the leader in this organization.
Now we wait for the president’s 10:00 am arrival. It is a very warm day and since I ripped the sleeve buttons off my summer suit jacket two days ago, I am dressed in my wool one. I stand between doctor Shank and our chief surgeon Dr. Ryan Hayton and wait, envying their crisp, tranquil and more importantly, cool exteriors.
And suddenly at 11:00 she is here and right on time. Her convoy surrounded by guards in camouflage, riding in and on black Hummers arrives at the silver painted gate phalanxed by dancing party members dressed in orange.
I hurry to join the “Conga Line” of those greeting Madam President and wait for my turn. Having been prepped that I was to grab my right wrist with my left hand as a Malawian sign of respect, I proceed to grab her right wrist with my left hand as we meet. Smooth, real smooth!
She gives a questioning yet warm smile and I wish I were a fly on the wall!
We fall in line behind the president and enter the Private Care waiting room decked out with flowers, flags and a portrait of Her Excellency above a white and orange cloth-covered desk where she sat. There were chairs around the room and everyone who could sit, did…save me. I was too excited to realize my lack of culture and pomp until Dr. Shank, obviously no rookie to state visits, pulled on my pant leg and commanded me to sit!
Her Excellency signed our guest book. She takes a whole page and writes of her affinity for “the people” and her thanks to Malamulo Hospital and staff for the care given over the years to the “Mothers” of Malawi.
The president shakes my hand again as she gets into her car. I remember my lesson from earlier and grab my own wrist. We share a knowing smile and she thanks us for the tour.
At that moment I realize I am no longer a fly on the wall but the leader of an amazing AHI institution, ”Malamulo Adventist Hospital”.