This is a newsletter from the Department of Family Medicine at the College of Medicine in Malawi.

We are excited to share with you our March special edition newsletter

Greetings. Since the time we sent you our last newsletter the world has changed. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted daily lives. We want to send a message of thanks and support to our colleagues working in health care around the world. Today, and every day, thank you for what you do.

Last week, the College of Medicine announced the delay of restarting classes on Monday the 23rd after the mid-semester break. The delay is scheduled for 3 weeks, with updates as the situation evolves. For all our teaching partners we are communicating directly. On Friday afternoon the President of Malawi declared a national disaster due to COVID-19 closing schools and universities and banned gatherings larger than 100 people. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.

This month we decided to share something we felt uplifting from our work. During the previous medical student rotation (Jan-Feb) we organized a photo competition for students to get a perspective into their lives during District Rotation.

Below you will find the winner, and the top 5 finalists. We hope you enjoy.

Overall winner of the photo contest: Mtaski Mwenecho seen walking to village outreach with the team after a car breakdown in Malamulo. To hear more about the story behind the picture click here.
Spira in Mangochi on rotation in the Peds ward with a new friend.
Niya (right) in Neno engaging with a patient during a community outreach.
 Victor volunteering his body for science. Seen here with colleagues in Neno practicing ultrasound.
Ruskar pictured with unified with friends looking out to beautiful Lake Malawi after a palliative care home visit.
Romavimbi enjoying a moment with friends in Mangochi.
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