“My biggest mistake was back in my first year of university when I chose to study medicine, not because I wanted to, but because I succumbed to peer and family pressure. I knew I wanted to serve humanity in a healthcare space, but that was not the right path.” Mutshidzi Mulondo is now a public health lecturer. Her role involves the promotion of health education and prevention of diseases through various forms of awareness in communities. Mulondo values mentors and believes she is the woman she is today because of other women who worked hard to guide her. Today she mentors and supervises students. “I hope at the end of my journey I have done absolutely everything in my power to make sure every single person has the opportunity to receive the best healthcare and treatment, whatever their financial or social standing,” she says.
Stand up for the voiceless and live wholeheartedly. Things might not always be comfortable but they will always be worth it in the end.