CMS Link Missionary
Dr Nicci Maxwell - Uganda
I was born and grew up in South Africa and trained as a doctor. I then moved to the UK, but nearly 20 years later and with almost a decade spent working as a consultant in neonatal medicine within the NHS, I returned to Africa on a short term placement with Church Mission Society to Potter’s Village in Kisoro, Uganda. During this time I felt the strong calling, which had first begun in my teenage years, to work in “mission medicine”.
Kisoro is a very poor area, struggling with the challenges of AIDS, malaria and refugees from DR Congo and Rwanda.
Founded in 2012, Potter’s Village is a small medical centre that rescues and looks after babies and children who have no other chance of survival.
I will be providing medical care to newborns and older children both in the ward and as outpatients.
I also hope to support local midwifery staff in their care for bereaved parents and oversee the training of healthcare workers in order to improve medical care for babies and children across the whole district.