Retired Malawi nurse turns 100 years old, speaks on her secret to live health life

A retired nurse Dorothy Mnyanyala Mhango who worked for Livingstonia Mission Hospital has turned 100 years old.

Dorothy Mnyanyala Mhango celebrates 100th birthday

Mhango said that her secret to live a health life is trust, believing in God and perseverance.

She said that her first job was in late 30’s at Khondowe the synod’s mission hospital in Rumphi district.

“My first job was very hard because during that time it was rare to find an educated woman, so segregation was the main problem and to work amongst men as a woman it was difficult,” Mhango said.

She expalined that one to be a nurse must first know that it’s a calling not as the way to earn money.

“Nursing is job which need someone loyalty and commitment as it involves saving lives of people. My whole life I dedicated to saving lives of people that was always in my heart,” Mhango said.

She advised those who are working as nurses and those who want to join the professional to work hard and make sure that they put patients as their first priority.

Mhango said that she enjoys reading the bible and singing songs from the hymn.

“These days as you see am old I like reading the bible and singing songs from the hymn with my grand children,” the retired nurse pointed out.

She worked in Zambia at several mission hospitals before retiring as nurse.

Mhango hails from Zgatepeta village in Tradition Authority (TA) Mwahenga in Rumphi.

She was born on August 4, 1918 in the village called Usowoya up the hills of Phwezi.

She married to William Mnyanyala Mhango who was a Magistrate (Late) and who was Senior Group Village Mhulu in Rumphi district.

Mhango has 25 children, 31 grand children and four great grand children.

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Girl lady
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Girl lady

tiuzeni kuli ana angati 25 ayi ndalema kale ndi ana awiri nde 25 zoona labour yake iti imeneyo aarg mene ziwawila muja big NO

Hora
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Hora

25kids?if translated to 1 child every two years that’s last born came while she was 65 years,maybe 55 if we use the other mode of child spacing,no she has 5 children 20 grandchildren the rest great grandchildren and maybe great great grandchildren. Or she has in total 25 children both hers and extended. Bravo grandma God bless

Kibaki
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Kibaki

mwati 25

Mlakaviwa
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Mlakaviwa

25 children is that possible?

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

Very possible! I know of one woman in Blantyre North East, she used to bear a child once after every two years. In total the children numbered 17. But had a rude awakening. While expectant, she went to a health centre to access medical attention but was instead referred to a big referral hospital where doctors and nurses schooled her on the dangers of child bearing at her age. The medical team had heard her utterances in the locality she was staying where she was fond of ” vowing to exhaust all her eggs in her body”. Upon being giving… Read more »

Stevenson makungwa
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25 children?

Ton of Bricks
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Ton of Bricks

She’s just got good genes and buckets of luck! Otherwise, reading the Bible and trust can’t make you live long. The bible has somebody useless teachings that say forgive people 77×77 times or if someone slaps you on your left cheek give him the right cheek too. This is in contrast to Confucius which has wise teachings. No wonder Japanese live longer than blacks

Abiti Mponda
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Abiti Mponda

You dont understand the teachings of the Bible, so keep quiet. The Bible is the only book that gives its learners the intelligence, wisdom, understanding they need in this world and in the world to come live with God forever.

Chawaka
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Praise be to God for her life.

Berita
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Berita

At 100 wow she looks so strong and beautiful

SIBODZA
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SIBODZA

Am grateful to God for you Mama. Whatever secret you think there is my dear aunt we all celebrate with you furthermore you’re the L/nia product whose date of birth has not been lost. But are the twenty five children all your biological offsprings? Or you’re talking about surrogacy? The reporter didn’t work out the details appropriately

MAbvuto akula
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MAbvuto akula

It it a typo? She had 25 children, sure! Waw!!!

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