Dr. Mulinda Nyirenda is the PTC Malawi coordinator. She is a senior consultant in the emergency department at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi. She also holds a clinical lecturer post within the University of Malawi -College of Medicine; coordinating, teaching and overseeing Emergency Medicine courses for undergraduate and post graduate medical students, as well as acute care modules for clinical officers in Bachelors programs within medicine and surgery.
She holds a specialist degree in internal medicine from both Universities of Malawi and Witwatersrand in South Africa. Her passion for acute care facilitated her shift to emergency medicine in 2010 as the College of medicine started establishing the emergency medicine specialty training programs. She was the founding head of the adult emergency department called “Adult Emergency and Trauma Center – AETC” at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital since its inception in December 2011 to November 2015. She has also actively been involved in the development of pre-hospital care system development initiatives in Malawi and also serves a member of the NCD technical working group with a Trauma focus in the Ministry of Health.
Her research interests include trauma care, pre hospital care, acute care (infectious diseases and non-communicable medical), medical education and health care systems.
She is a member of the African Federation of Emergency Medicine (AFEM), a professional body that promote research in emergency care systems across Africa as one of the pillars for developing the specialty of emergency medicine. She is also the international Malawi liaison for American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and is a member of the international education subcommittee in the international section of ACEP.
This award recognises that the individual has organised at least 4 PTC Course cascades and has trained at least 10 instructors.