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  • +265 999 971 731 / 999 961 961

Levison’s Perspective

Levison’s Perspective

Levison’s Perspective
(clinical officer at the Partners in Hope Medical Center)

Question: Why are you in this role?
Answer: “It has nothing to do with my reasoning and strength. There are better qualified clinical officers than me out there. But, I suppose it’s all to do with God’s plan. There is a ministry here that I am glad to be part of. My role gives me a divine opportunity to meet the sick on their way to bury their last hope (like the widow of Nain in Luke 7:11), and with God’s grace, transform their lives with the power of hope in God.”

Question: What touches your heart more than anything?
Answer: “When I am in the public clinic, I see all those people walking back and forth, others very desperate, hopeless. There are children whose parents died and they have to grow up with grandparents. When I sit in front of an HIV infected patient, poor, hopeless, at the end of their rope, at times it becomes so emotional that my heart sinks. I love to hear the stories of my patients, not only their clinical aspect, but also stories of their injustice, stigma, poverty and fear of death. Those stories touch my heart.”

Question: Which individual story has impacted you most?
Answer: “An HIV infected widow was taking care of three school-age children. She got so sick that she gave up and confessed death upon her life. When she walked into the clinic one day, she cried, “Ogo ine ndikufa (oh no, I am dying)”. I began talking to her about why we are called Partners in Hope, that she has come to a pool of hope that never runs dry. With those words, and more help to her clinical condition, she got better. Now, she’s on ARVs and nutritional supplement. She walked back to the clinic just recently, energetic…hope indeed changed her life.”

Question: What message would you send to people who are hesitant to learn their HIV status?
Answer: “Do not be afraid. It’s better to know and be free than to be enslaved with false courage and false hope. Be of good courage, it all starts with you and you alone. If you do not want to know today, someone will not know on your behalf.”

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