Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dr. Moses Chirambo Elected to Parliament in Malawi

Our long time colleague, Prof. Moses Chirambo, MD was elected yesterday to Parliament from Rumphi District. Dr. Chirambo was the first Malawian ophthalmologist. IEF has supported Dr. Chirambo and the development of Malawi's eye care services since 1975. We established the Ophthalmic Assistant Training Program in 1980 and implemented successful vitamin A and river blindness control programs in the country. The eye clinics in Lilongwe and Blantyre were two of IEF's original sustainability partners. Dr. Chirambo has been a part of these successes all along the way. We are very proud of his achievements and thrilled at his election to Parliament. Congratulations Moses!

Photo L-R: Dr. Moses Chirambo, the secretary, Dr. Kirin Kumar (optometrist), Dr. R. Pararajasegaram in the IEF established optical service in Lilongwe.

Victoria M. Sheffield
President & CEO


  1. Congratulations Prof.Chirambo from V.Kiran Kumar

  2. Congrats Prof. Chirambo. Having the desire to serve your people is comendable. We hope that other Specialists shall emolate this example and reduce the thirst for more wealth that in most cases turn people the wrong way and consider humanity the most.Be blessed in all that you do and may these blessings continue in your family along the line. I came to know of you through a Malawian that we met in the CEH Certificate Course in the Cape Town- RSA.

    This is Dr. Yvonne. Only the other day I was tying to confirm his name from someone, Prof Chirambo had just spoken at the AU Summit in Uganda on "Mother & Child Survival Rates in Africa", and we was writing an article about it. What a very sad occurrence. BUT - I believe in God... and for ALL of us, it is REALLY a matter of 'WHEN'... and NOT... 'IF'... on our way to joining our Heavenly Father! May Chirambo's soul R.I.P. Amen.
    Dr,Yvonne, Nairobi.

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