Malawi

Elly Chemey

Executive Director / Malawi

Elly Chemey serves as the Executive Director at CURE Malawi. 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 BSc in Management from the International University of Management (Namibia), and he later attained graduate degrees from Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and United States International University (Kenya).

Elly and his wife, Maggie (a Registered Nurse & Intellectual Property expert), have two sons, Ethan and Keagan.

Jimmy Chimphinda

Spiritual Director / Malawi, Spiritual Ministry

Jimmy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry from Faith Bible College in South Africa and a Diploma in Ministry from All Africa Bible College, also in South Africa.  He is currently working toward his Master of Arts in Ministry from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology.  He has served as a pastor in various capacities for over 20 years.  Of special note, he previously served as Chairperson of the Blantyre City Pastors Fraternal, a grouping of pastors from different denominations, which operates under the Evangelical Association of Malawi, an umbrella body for evangelical churches and Christian organizations in Malawi.

Linda Chokotho

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon / Malawi

Alexis Gilmore

Storyteller / Malawi

Alexis (Lexi) is the CURE Storyteller in Malawi. It is her dream job, combining her passion for serving God, working with children and their families, and her love of telling stories through photography and video. She has a deep desire to care for the sick and the poor. Lexi had major orthopedic spine surgery when she was fourteen years old, and having a surgeon and staff pray with her before going under the knife made all the difference. She loves to witness God heal others the same way He once healed her.

Lexi earned her Bachelor’s degree in Digital Arts and Design from Full Sail University in Florida. She spent the last year in Auburn, Alabama, working as a graphic designer. Born and raised in Columbia, Maryland, Lexi has three younger brothers, a dog, and two cats! She is a typical mama’s girl who talks to her mom every day, regardless of the time change. Some of her favorite things also include boba milk tea, movies, headbands, live music, and her family. She is incredibly in awe
of God’s alignment and is blessed to live in such a beautiful and uplifting place as Malawi.

Nicholas Lubega

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon / Malawi

Dr. Nicholas Lubega is an orthopedic surgeon at CURE Malawi. Nicholas received both his undergraduate and postgraduate medical training at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, and joined CURE immediately after his postgraduate training in orthopedics. He later completed a trauma fellowship at Pretoria Academic Hospital in South Africa.

Nicholas is married to Susan; they have three children. He loves […]

Samuel Maina

Head of Clinical Services / Malawi

Dr. Samuel Maina is an orthopedic surgeon serving as Head of Clinical Services at CURE Malawi. He did 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 all off with a fellowship in orthopedics and trauma from the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa. […]

Ezekiel Milelu

Finance Manager / Malawi

Ezekiel joined CURE in June, 2018. He serves as the Finance Manager at CURE Malawi. 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.  […]

Kaiser Raphael

Medical Director / Malawi

Dr. Kaiser is no stranger to CURE; he has served at various CURE hospitals over the years. Most recently, he served as the anesthesiologist at CURE Ethiopia. Originally from Pakistan, Dr. Kaiser and his family now serve at CURE Malawi. His family includes his wife Wajahat and their two children.

Jean-Claude Theis

Head of Orthopedic Services / Malawi

Dr. Jean Claude Theis is the Head of Orthopedic Services for CURE Malawi. Prior to joining CURE, Dr. Theis served as an Orthopedic surgeon at Dunedin Hospital as well as Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Dunedin School of Medicine at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. He led the development of orthopedic and surgical services at Dunedin Hospital, serving as Clinical Director of the Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery for many years. He was President of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association and an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Medicine in 2010. On the mission field, Dr. Theis has traveled to Haiti with Hearts and Hands to help with pediatric orthopedic cases and helped the local Evangelical Church set up a physiotherapy school for Haitians.

Dr. Theis and his wife Virginia, a retired high school teacher, have three children.

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