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Mwayi Prudence Msokera

Malawi & Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, 2023

Mwayi Prudence Msokera holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Malawi and has been trained to be a certified professional in healthcare quality by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ). She is also an alumnus of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI South Africa)

She currently works as a Quality Management Officer (QMO) Supporting Quality Improvement Interventions in the Health sector. As QMO she has coordinated the Development of Malawi’s first health facility accreditation policy roadmap: The Development of National Quality of Care standards, A Leadership and Management Program for Health Facility Management Teams in Malawi. This is an online platform for training healthcare workers in Maternal and Neonatal Health Quality of Care. Before accepting the Mandela Rhodes scholarship, she was supporting the development of a National Infection Prevention Program.

Mwayi previously worked as deputy national coordinator, leading an award-winning social enterprise - the Maestros Leadership Team which has reached over 30 000 people across several project streams. She has also been awarded certificates of recognition for promoting improved local governance systems and for being one of the first to advocate for and distribute menstrual cups in Malawi; a campaign she advanced toward environmental preservation and to help girls stay in school.

She enjoys spending time with family, dancing and walking her dogs during her free time. Her dream is to one-day support Quality Improvement at a global level and start a foundation that offers need-based scholarships in remembrance of her father, whose one of her greatest heroes.

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