Introduction to Malawi: A Workshop on Chichewa Language and Malawi Culture

MalawiWorkshopWhen: Thursdays – March 26, April 2, April 9  & April 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Beard Hall, Room 102

This four-part workshop will focus on introductory Chichewa greetings and linguistics, medical interview vocabulary, and cultural sensitivity in health services for UNC students, staff and faculty planning research, service or internships in Malawi.  Workshop sessions cover elementary language construction, health and cultural training, as well as brief presentations on the history, geography, politics and economy of Malawi.  Participants will be provided soft copies of readings and basic language material. Dinner will be provided. Attendance at a minimum of 3 sessions is required.

Space is limited – please register by emailing Mamie Harris at . Also contact Mamie for additional questions or concerns.

This workshop is sponsored by the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases ( and the UNC African Studies Center (

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