Chimwemwe mu’bereki (CU)*, translated as Joyful Motherhood in English, is the Malawian sister organization carries out the work in Malawi. The success of our programs directly reflects of the quality of nursing care we provide to the women and babies in our care. Joyful Motherhood needs excellent nurses who are passionate about our mission. Since the majority of the work occurs in communities where little or no English is spoken, and where an understanding of the cultural context is key, Joyful Motherhood hires only Malawian nurses who have previously retired from government service and offers per diem positions to nurses who are currently full-time government employees.
Joyful Motherhood currently employs a program manager, three full-time nurses, a secretary and a part-time accountant. It is impossible to overstate the dedication of our nurses. Nurses build relationships with their clients, regularly give from their own pockets to families in crisis, and routinely spend hours in all weather searching for the home of a sick mom or vulnerable infant. We have finally secured a vehicle to help transport nurses to and from remote sites, but in most cases, nurses make their way to the homes of clients via public buses, bicycle taxis, and on foot. Joyful Motherhood nurses consistently give much more of themselves than we could ever request.
Program Manager and Acting Director
Annette Namagale obtained her Masters in Public Health from the University of Malawi, College of Medicine. Annette comes to Joyful Motherhood with extensive experience in project management. Annette believes that every child has a right to health and a mother’s love. This belief inspires her on a daily basis to serve as an advocate for women and children in Malawi.
* AMHI currently provides assistance to CU in the form of management, program development, and financial support. AMHI reserves the right to cease support of CU for any reason, including a determination by AMHI’s Board of Directors that support of CU is inconsistent with AMHI’s charitable purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Based on CU’s stated purposes and track record, AMHI believes that its support of CU is, and will remain, consistent with AMHI’s tax exempt purposes.