History was made at the ongoing International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Triennial Congress in Prague, the Czech Republic, when Prof Address Malata, a Malawian became the first African to be elected as the vice president of the International Midwives body.
The current President is Jamaican born Frances Day-Stirk.
Professor Malata, a decorated Nurse-Midwife herself is the President of The Association of Malawian Midwives (AMAMI) and Principal of Kamuzu College of Nursing.
Among other achievements locally, Prof Malata has managed to secure various grants for the Association of Malawian Midwives that led to the establishment of the AMAMI secretariat in Lilongwe.
This has enabled the association to carry out a number of activities for the good of Malawian women and Malawian Midwives. She also serves on various boards in Malawi.
As a student, Prof Malata was awarded a National Bank best student award in 1988 and completed a Bsc in Nursing with distinction in 1995.
She attained a Msc degree and PHD at Edith Cowan University in Australia. She continues to be a role model and an inspiration to various young women, girls and boys.
As Principal of Kamuzu College of Nursing, Prof Malata spearheaded a number of achievements including: six different Master degrees and a PHD in Interpersonal Practice and Education.
She has also led massive infrastructural development at the college.
On the international scene, Prof Malata previously served on the ICM`s Research Network and Research committees.
She has published widely in world acclaimed journals.
Malata will also be receiving another award in Oslo, Norway this year for her professional achievements.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :