Improving Primary healthcare

Being flexible: when building EM becomes improving primary care with Mulinda Nyirenda

Mulinda shares how setting up an emergency department at a public tertiary hospital, resulted in improving a primary healthcare system

The performance of a health system can affect the community’s health seeking behaviours.

Insight into how improving patient care can assist with creating efficient and effective emergency care will be shared.


The Podcast

The slides


Mulinda Nyiendra

Dr Nyirenda [@mulinda_emalawi] is a chief specialist in emergency and internal medicine in Malawi. She has pioneered the adoption of emergency care integration in the Malawian health care system by establishing the first adult emergency department in Malawi.

She started undergraduate and postgraduate emergency medicine training programs at the College of Medicine in the University of Malawi. She believes health care is best delivered through teamwork and so contributes to equipping and empowering skilled and semi-skilled health workers contributing to provision of emergency care provision in the district health system.

Mulinda believes in providing evidence to guide practice by participating inclinical research covering the scope of acute care, infectious diseases, medical education, medical informatics and technology, and health care systems. She advocates for appropriately contextualized Emergency Care System strengthening across the African Continent within the African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM).


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