New Student Midwives – Joyce and Catherine

We are very excited to introduce you to our two new student midwives, Joyce and Catherine!

Joyce and Catherine both enrolled and started their training earlier this August in Zomba, Malawi. They both attend St Luke’s which is one of the CHAM Nursing Colleges in Malawi and offers a 3 year Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery.


Joyce Kapalamula is 18 and comes from the Zomba District in Malawi. She has 4 siblings and is the youngest in her family. She was raised by her mother, after losing her father at a young age. Joyce says all her life she has aspired to become a midwife. She is very keen to work hard during college so she can achieve her dream.

 “I want to assist people in my area who need health care, more especially assisting women in giving birth.”



Catherine Tabitha Malizani is 19 and also comes from the Zomba District in Malawi. She is the first born in a family of six children. Her father is a teacher at a local community day secondary school in the area while her mother does small scale business in order to supplement the family budget. Catherine says it has been her dream to be a nurse and midwife, in order to assist people in her area due to the many health challenges being faced.



Both Joyce’s and Catherine’s training will be paid for in full with the money raised from our Muffins for Midwives 2016 campaign – what a difference a slice of cake can make, thank you! To find out more about our annual Muffins for Midwives campaign and how you can get involved click here.

We look forward to keeping you up to date with Joyce’s and Catherine’s progress and we hope to receive updates from them regularly to let us know how they are getting on over the next 3 years of their training course. If you would like to keep up to date with our latest news you can sign up to our email newsletter below – whether you’re an experienced Muffins for Midwives supporter, considering getting involved in the future or you’re interested in what’s happening at MW, we would love to stay in touch!