A Day at the Magoye Health Clinic in Zambia

New Media Fellows 2013

By Imani M. Cheers

February 03, 2013

Also published at the Cheers Report

I first became interested in mobile health technology and global health exactly a year ago while visiting my sister Nia, a Peace Corps Volunteer, in rural Zambia. As a nurse at the Magoye Health Clinic outside of Mazabuka, Zambia, Nia introduced me to the world of mHealth.

My sister Nia, left, is a Peace Corps Volunteer and nurse at the Magoye Health Clinic.

The Magoye Health Center outside of Mazabuka, Zambia serves more than 15,000 local residents.

The head nurse updates patients' medical records during the open clinic.

A patient waits with her son for his six-month check-up.

Photo: Imani Cheers/IRP

A five-year-old boy cries while being weighed during his monthly check up.

As an 2013 International Reporting Project New Media fellow, Imani Cheers is investigating the intersection of mobile technology and global health in South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Ghana, Cote d’ Ivoire and Liberia.