by Chuck Root

“I plan to work in a humanitarian setting and promote health post disaster or crisis. I have a special interest in effective implementation of health interventions for mothers, children and their families in refugee camps.” says our District 5110 Peace Fellow Chimwemwe Kumwenda in this year’s Duke-UNC Peace Conference Announcement.

Born to a Rwandese father and growing up in Zambia, hearing stories about the genocide in Rwanda drove Chimwemwe’s compassion to help those affected by war. It was then, at the age of 9, that she dreamt of becoming a doctor someday to help and treat war victims.

That dream was fulfilled and Chimwemwe is now a practicing medical doctor in Malawi, her mother’s home country.

See attached for additional information on Chimwemwe and the UNC-Duke program.  If you know of individuals that might want to apply this year contact PDG Chuck Root at