Esmelda Chirwa

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Area of work in which I would like to gain work experience

Health research projects such as infection prevention and control:
- Performing and writing literature reviews for manuscripts and grant proposals
- Protocol development
- Enhance my qualitative/quantitative data analysis skills

Delivering lectures in academic departments such as university public health or health/life sciences departments

Project management: Planning, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation

I’d like to start work experience on the following date with the following frequency

September 2 to November 30, 2019

Ideally the type of organisation in which I’d like to gain experience is

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Public health unit Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS

Public health departments at universities such as University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, University of Edinburgh, Glasgow Caledonian University, Queen Margaret University

Glasgow Centre for Population Health

Qualifications I already have

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) (2014)

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)-2008

Certifications and courses:

- Registered Medical Practitioner-MCM/MP/2209
- The International English Language Testing system (IELTS)
- Protecting Human Research Participants-September 2017
- Good Clinical Practices-October 2017
- Basic Surgical Skills and Obstetric Emergency Skills Drills Training

Breastfeeding Promotion and Support

Name of course I’m undertaking and completion date of course

Master of Public Health. August 30, 2019

Others skills/experience I already have

Research Assistant (Study Coordinator) at Malaria Alert Centre forCommunicable Diseases Action Centre (October 2017-August 2018)

- Involved in coordinating UNICEF projects such as the Integrated Vitamin A supplementation with the Expanded Immunization Programme: an implementation research.
- Developing project implementation plans for programs and research activities
- Developing research protocols, database, work plans /roadmaps and data collection tools such as questionnaires, in-depth interview guides and facility assessment forms. Planning, organizing and facilitating meetings and training for project staff, partners and stakeholders. Overseeing and monitoring progress of research protocol implementation.
- Leadership and teamwork skills

General Practitioner (Registrar) at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital
- November 2016-September 2017
- Casualty/Accidents and Emergency Department.

General Practitioner at Shiffa Private Hospital
- September 2016-October 2016

Medical Officer at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital
- March 2016-July 2016
- In charge of the Nutritional Rehabilitation Unit of the Paediatrics Department

Intern Medical Doctor at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital
- June 2014-February 2016
- I worked under the supervision of qualified Medical Doctors /Specialists in order to be registered with the Medical Council of Malawi.