When Esnart finished nursing school in 2016 she started working at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre which is supported by World Child Cancer. She was given an upkeep allowance of 50,000 Kwacha per month (£50) which did not even cover her costs to travel to and from hospital.
Esnart eventually transferred to the QECH’s Paediatric Oncology ward and now supports Dr Chagaluka on a full-time basis. Esnart is a vital member of the ward and her salary is now funded by World Child Cancer.
QECH is supported by twinning partnerships with both the Royal Victoria Infirmary (Newcastle, UK) and VUMC Medical Centre (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). These partnerships enable medical professionals from developed countries to provide support and advice to their counterparts in the developing world.
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