Deep within the rural landscape of Zimbabwe, Nyadire United Methodist Hospital strives to deliver quality health care services despite severely limited resources. The staff attribute their strength and perseverence to their faith in God, which helps them provide patients with love, compassion, and wonderful care.
To read more about each Nyadire United Methodist Hospital staff person, click on a name below.
Sister Letty Masosonore has been a nurse for almost 40 years. As the Deputy Matron, her current responsibilities are to manage the hospital when Matron Tsiga is away. Her duties include reading reports from the night nurses each morning, making rounds, assisting staff and working as an extra hand in the pharmacy. She also assists in the outpatient department in the "Under 5 Clinic," which provides life-saving vaccines and instructs mothers on how to properly care for their young children.
Crescenzia Dangarembga serves as senior nurse of the Nyadire United Methodist Hospital Maternity Ward, one of the principal areas of the hospital. Under the supervision of Nurse Crescenzia, NUMH supports an "Under Five Clinic" that offers classes for new mothers that teach them how to properly feed, care and nurture their children. All babies in this program are given sequential doses of immunizations for diseases such as hepatitis and polio.
Crescenzia also oversees the Maternity Ward's PMTCT (Prevention from Mother to Child Transmission) program. The goal of the PMCTC program is to help expectant mothers give birth without transmitting HIV/AIDS to her child in the process. Given the level of HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe, which takes the lives of more than 2500 men, women and children each week, Crescenzia's job is particularly significant for the Nyadire community, as she battles the cultural taboo, fear and misinformation surrounding the disease.
Emily Tsitsi Nyakamkura has a busy job. A former Red Cross nurse aid volunteer, she began work at Nyadire United Methodist Hospital as a general aid and was quickly promoted to nurse aide in 1993. Today, Emily works in the operating theatre, cleaning and sterilizing instruments before and after surgery.
Emily Chivhinge feels most at home in the lab at Nyadire United Methodist Hospital (NUMH). With twenty-five years of laboratory work experience at NUMH, Emily has seen firsthand the progression of AIDS in her community over the past two and a half decades of her career.
Emily finds her work very interesting and is responsible for all hematology, blood smears, AIDS testing, pregnancy testing, blood bank and pathology. At the same time, Emily fears the hazards of working with blood samples, primarily the contraction of tuberculosis or HIV.
In spite of her concern, Emily would not want to work any where else. "I came to Nyadire to help other people who are suffering."
Photos: 1. A nurse for almost 40 years, Letty Masosonore manages Nyadire United Methodist Hospital and it staff when Matron Joyce Tsiga is away. Photo by Amy Squires 2004. 2. Crescenzia Dangarembga helps new mothers learn how to properly care for their infants through Nyadire United Methodist Hospital 's "Under Five Clinic." Photo by Amy Squires 2004. 3. Emily Tsitsi Nyakamkura stays busy in the operating theatre of Nyadire United Methodist Hospital, sterilizing instruments before and after surgery. Photo by Amy Squires 2004. 4. With 25 years of laboratory work, Emily Chivhinge is responsible for all hematology and pathology work done at the busy Nyadire United Methodist Hospital. Photo by Amy Squires 2004.
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