Charleston, SC — Rosetta Swinton, presently employed full-time at Medical University of South Carolina, has accepted Godâ€™s call to Malawi Africa to serve as a nurse, teach health classes and build a childrenâ€™s clinic. She has over 30 years of experience from critical care nursing and & ER, clinic, research and disease prevention and community outreach. She has served as the 7th Episcopal District Director for Health for the AME Churches (634 churches, with over 276,000 members) in SC for the past 7 Â½ years and have worked with a number organizations as well as faith groups to provide health ministry training and health workshops around prevention statewide and nationally.
She has answered a call to be a fulltime missionary in Southeast Africa in the country of Malawi. She sees this as an incredible missionâ€™s opportunity that God has presented to her.
Ms. Swinton shared that the first year of this mission trip will be to volunteer as a school nurse for 1,000 students at Kalibu Academy, Blantyre, Malawi. She will work with several faith-based organizations and villages in Malawi & Mozambique to help them implement health ministries. She will teach health classes for students, as well as to the people of Malawi of how to practice good habits, which will include prevention related to HIV/AIDs and more. The planning process for the clinic will also be initiated in this first year to begin seed money effort for construction as soon as possible. The infant death rate is 94.4 deaths per 1000 births. The median life expectancy 16.5 years and most donâ€™t live to be 40 years old. A key request to her from Malawi is, "help us to build a clinic for the children" and "Please come ASAP". She leaves for Malawi March 10, 2008.
The second year of the trip will include the above and the completion of the Rose Of Sharon Project, which is a special project of building a health clinic through the Caring Community Development Coalition, Inc, a faith-based non-profit. The initial focus of the clinic is for the children and will be expanded to the whole family. This will allow more people to have access to a health care facility located within their village and community. To receive updates visit the website. To become a global partner and to donate to the mission effort please visit the following websites at: http://caringcdc.com and http://rosettasw