Medical Student – Penjani Sichinga


Introduction to Penjani

Penjani has worked in David Gordon Memorial Hospital as a Clinical Officer for a number of years. In April 2014 the Partnership were informed that he had been accepted to study for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery in Cavendish University, Lusaka, Zambia. The degree will last for six years, followed by a one-year internship in a hospital. The Partnership was asked if we could help to fund this course. This required some consideration by the Committee, as we were keen to safeguard the quarterly donation to DGMH. The MacNair Medical Mission Trust, based in Gloucestershire, kindly agreed to fund the first term and LHP made a contribution of £1500.00 towards this. Penjani will be providing regular updates for the website on how his studies are progressing.

Penjani’s “Blog”

(December 2014)

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I decided to become a Doctor some time back, only that I couldn’t get the chance. My main objective is to enhance my knowledge so that in future, by God’s will, I may become a Specialist in Surgery and serve the people in Livingstonia community. It’s very difficult for a Malawian Doctor to work in Livingstonia just because they say it’s a remote area. For me I’m used to the place, it’s now 9 years since I started working here.

My family will remain in Livingstonia as I shall be coming to work during my vacations.




(September 2015)

Hi Graham,

Thanks very much for your email. I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I’m good.

Indeed Graham it was very difficult for me to grasp the concepts when I was starting in January as it has been a long time going back to education, but now I’m doing very well and my brain is back to my school life.So far what I expected in the foundation has been covered in preparation for real Medicine next year 2016. We are starting our final year exams November end and finish early December and next year 2016 starting Medical degree. I’m very happy that now I’m almost finishing foundation programme and starting learning my field of work and it shall not be tough for me because at least I have some knowledge as I did Diploma training in Medicine and also with my medical experience. I promise to work hard so that I achieve my goal.

May you please pass on greetings to all members of LHP. I’m not taking it for granted for the support rendered to me, this is the bright future of my family as well.

Kind regards



Interview with Penjani Sichinga – CLICK TO OPEN PDF

Fellow students studying a Degree in Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery





Penjani’s class



Penjani at the college





Penjani at the college