I have spent the past week in the beautiful Neno district of Malawi with Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (APZU), PIH’s sister organization. I’m traveling with PIH Global Nursing Team volunteer Lynda Tyer-Viola, and we have had a great week so far.

John Paul Bizimungu is the new nursing coordinator here in Malawi, and he has been doing an amazing job on building the APZU nursing team.

Today we visited two rural clinics and arrived just in time to have John Paul assist the midwife there with the birth of a beautiful baby girl.

It was a magical moment for all of us.

I’ve got one week left in my trip, and I hope to provide more updates along the way.

The newborn exercises it's lungs.

The newborn gets its first exams.

Nurse John Paul Bizimungu holds the child in whose birth he assisted.