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Merai running half marathon to raise funds for disadvantaged trainee health workers in Malawi

20 August 2021


Pictured below is Merai Shabana, one of our medical Senior House Officers (SHOs) working in our Intensive Care Unit (ICU). This Sunday, 22 August, Merai is running the Vitality Half Marathon in London to raise money for Medic to Medic, an organisation supporting disadvantaged trainee health workers in Malawi, where she originally trained. Here is her story:

“My name is Merai. I graduated from Malawi College of Medicine in 2012. I am currently doing my internal medicine training in Norfolk, UK. I am excited to be running in the Vitality Big Half Marathon to raise funds for healthcare students through Medic to Medic. Although I was not sponsored by M2M myself, I was a beneficiary of a scholarship program that took me through medical school. Any amount of contribution will go a long way in supporting a health care student in need.”

Merai’s unique story as an overseas doctor raising money for her student colleagues in Malawi is very inspiring, and we wish her the best of luck for her marathon. Please click the link below to show your support by contributing to raising funds for disadvantaged trainee health workers in Malawi.

Merai, wearing a green short-sleeve top, is pictured in front of a garden area with a tree and grasses visible behind her   Medic to Medic logo