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Ephraim Kambewa, Cataract Surgeon

Ephraim Kambewa, Cataract Surgeon

One of the greatest aspects of working here at Nkhoma is the team at the Eye Hospital.  I have the pleasure of working with a team of nearly 40 dedicated nurses, patient attendants, drivers, administrative staff; and one clinical officer, Mr Ephraim Kambewa.

I mention Mr Kambewa especially, as he has returned after 18 months training in Tanzania last year, and has graduated now as a qualified Senior ophthalmic clinical officer Cataract Surgeon!  It was thanks to cbm that his training was possible.

Mr Kambewa has worked at Nkhoma for 7 years, and has a wife and 3 children.

Since starting training, and being back at Nkhoma he has completed over 800 cataract operations and is an excellent surgeon.  He is a fantastic asset to Nkhoma Eye Hospital, and will be a crucial part of its sustainability.

Dave McComiskey, cbm Regional Director, awarded Mr Kambewa a certificate of congratulations for his acheivement, and we had a colourful presentation ceremony yesterday at Nkhoma.

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One Comment

  1. Patrick Kambewa
    Posted November 23, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    I am writing as Ephraim’s elder brother. While I am happy for his achievements thus far, I am not at all surprised. This is somebody who as a child was very creative unlike some of us. he could carry out experiments in his own way. For instance, he could pick frogs from Chimwankhunda river and make them survise at our house, some 100 meters away. Science was therefore in his blood although at that time he had quite a few labels. Congratulation Ephraim, I am happy with your achievements.

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