Dr. Dorothy Bbaale serves as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at CURE Malawi where she helps surgically treat conditions like burn contractures and cleft lip and palate. Dr. Dorothy loves the opportunity to treat some of the most vulnerable children, who typically lack access to quality, safe surgical services.
Before coming to CURE, Dr. Dorothy underwent post-graduate training at the CoRSU Rehabilitation Hospital in Uganda that focuses on surgically correcting and treating pediatric orthopedic conditions. She then went on to work there for a couple of years and her interest in plastic surgery grew. Dr. Dorothy also completed a burn-focused fellowship through Inter Burns at the Choithram Research Centre and a microsurgery course in Ganga Hospital in India.
Outside of work, Dr. Dorothy loves to stay active by jogging and playing tennis.
Elly Chemey began service as the Executive Director at CURE Malawi in 2019. Originally from Kenya, Elly is no stranger to the country of Malawi, having served there with various mission organizations and NGOs for 17 years prior to joining CURE. Elly most recently worked for Child Legacy International and previously for Clinton Health Access Initiative, Catholic Health Commission, and Trinity Mission Hospital.
Elly trained and practiced as a clinician in Malawi before earning his bachelor’s degree in HIV/AIDS management from International University of Management (Namibia). Later he attained graduate degrees from Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and United States International University (Kenya).
Elly and his wife, Maggie (a registered nurse and intellectual property expert), have two sons, Ethan and Keagan.
Chimwemwe serves as the spiritual director of CURE Children’s Hospital of Malawi. In this role, he leads the hospital’s ministry activities and outreach for patients, families, staff, and the wider community.
Chimwemwe holds a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies and a minor in Christian education from the African Bible College. Prior to joining CURE, he was the hospital and university chaplain at Daeyang Luke Mission Hospital and Daeyang University, respectively. He was also an assistant pastor at Daeyang Presbyterian Church.
Chimwemwe is married to Deliwe Lungu. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Christian Leadership with Malawi Assemblies of God, enhancing his knowledge and skills in spiritual leadership and ministry.
Susan serves as the Director of Nursing Services at the CURE Children’s Hospital of Malawi. Susan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and Midwifery from the University of Malawi-Kamuzu College of Nursing and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Malawi Institute of Management.
Susan is passionate about assisting children and strongly believes “we can make a difference in their lives with God’s guidance.”
Dr. Nicholas Lubega is a Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at the CURE Children’s Hospital of Malawi. He loves pediatric orthopedic reconstructive surgery and adult arthroplasty. Nicholas received his Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) and Masters in Orthopedics (M.Med) degrees from Makerere University in Uganda. After joining CURE, he completed a Trauma Fellowship at Steve Biko Academic Hospital, University of Pretoria in South Africa, and also excelled in the Orthopedic Fellowship exams with the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA), thereby becoming a Fellow of the College (FCS). He also completed an MBA with East & Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI).
Nicholas is married to Susan, and they have three teenage children. He loves teaching and is an honorary lecturer at the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, Department of Surgery. He also serves on the English Speaking Africa, AO Alliance Foundation (AOAF) Steering Committee in charge of Education and Fellowships. AOAF is a nonprofit international surgeons’ organization dedicated to improving the care of the injured and orthopedic surgical education in low-and middle-income countries in Asia and Africa.
Besides medicine and surgery, Nicholas loves reading widely to broaden his mind in other fields. He loves jogging and actively participating in many ministries at his local church.
Dr. Samuel Maina serves as the Medical Director at CURE Malawi. He completed his medical training at the University of Nairobi before proceeding to Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, for his residential training in orthopedics and trauma. He capped it off with a fellowship in orthopedics and trauma from the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa. Prior to his residency training in orthopedics, he worked as a medical officer in orthopedics at CURE Kenya.
Dr. Maina lives in Blantyre, Malawi, with his wife, Tabitha, and their three children. His passion is serving the less privileged that are often ignored by society.
Ezekiel serves as Director of Finance and Administration for CURE Malawi. He joined CURE in June 2018. A Kenyan national, Ezekiel previously served as the head of finance for the Kenya Diabetes Management & Information Centre and worked at the African Medical Research Foundation headquarters in Kenya. Ezekiel holds a Master of Business Administration from the United States International University in Nairobi and is a certified public accountant in Kenya.
Ezekiel is married to Mariam, and they are blessed with two daughters.
Dr. Diane Nahimana serves as an Anesthesiologist at CURE Malawi. She graduated from the University of Burundi in 2007 and completed her post-graduate in anesthesiology-resuscitation at University Hospital Center in Burundi and at Cliniques Saint Luc in Brussels, Belgium. She joined the CURE team in August 2015, serving in Niger until July 2023 before moving to Malawi to serve at the CURE hospital in Blantyre.
Dr. Nahimana and her husband, Thierry, have four children.
Dr. Kaiser Raphael serves as the Medical Director for CURE Malawi. He has served at various CURE hospitals over the years, including as the anesthesiologist at CURE Ethiopia. Originally from Pakistan, Dr. Raphael and his wife, Wajahat, and their two children now live and serve in Malawi.
Davie oversees all the business development projects crucial to the revenue growth at Beit-Cure Children’s Hospital of Malawi. He manages data, patient recruitment and tracking, and donor-related functions. In addition, he’s responsible for administration and coordination of fundraising activities at the hospital, which includes managing existing donors, strategizing new donor engagement, implementing donor-funded programs, and marketing activities.
At CURE, Davie loves serving God and appreciates working in an environment that promotes spiritual growth.
Davie has worked with various local and international organizations in developing, fundraising, and project implementation. He holds a master’s degree in urban sociology from Central Christian University and Rashtriya Vishwa Vidyapeeth (RVV0) Institute, Mumbai, India. His bachelor in social science anthropology is from the Catholic University of Malawi. He’s currently a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at Rhodes University in South Africa, with a focus on diversity of ethnics and development.
In his spare time, he enjoys writing, reading, and traveling.
Dr. Bicheng Yong is serving as an orthopedic surgeon at Beit CURE Children’s Hospital of Malawi. He completed his medical and academic training in China, obtaining his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Sun Yat-Sen University. He also did a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.
In January 2022, he moved to Blantyre, Malawi, with his wife, Joanna, and their four children. Bicheng previously served as an elder in Agape church.
Dr. Bicheng believes that spiritual healing is as important as physical healing, and he is passionate about using innovative solutions to serve underprivileged children.
Tandulenji serves as the Director of People and Culture for CURE Malawi. She has over 13 years of experience in administration and human resource management and holds a bachelor of arts degree in the humanities from the University of Malawi-Chancellor College and post-graduate training in psycho-social support and trauma counseling.
Her passion is to bring hope and healing to the vulnerable, and she believes in giving back. She worked to support street children through her church from her late teen years, and she currently leads a volunteer group that serves to provide psychological and emotional support to survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence.