My Name is Elton Munguya. I was born on 27th July 1983 in Kasenpa, Mukinge Mission Hospital, North Western Province. I did my primary school at Mukinge Basic School, and my secondary at Kasempa Boys Boarding Secondary School. I have been brought up by a single parent ( my mother ). My father past away after having an accident on a motorbike when I was just two. Am the second born in the family of three, all boys.
I came to Macha on 9th January 2008 and worked for LinkNet up to 31 March 2012. On 14th April 2012, I married a beautiful lady by the name of Patience whom I met right here in Macha and we now have a son by the name of Bupe (Gift) Munguya. My wife trained as an Enrolled nurse at Macha School of Nursing and she is currently working at Macha Mission Hospital.
My interest in taking a course in eye care is as a result of learning that there are a lot of people with eye problems in Macha area and that Macha Mission Hospital, by then didn’t have an eye specialist. I realised this more when I started working at Macha Hospital under ART clinic in June 2012. One day I was walking around the hospital premises and I saw a very long queue of patients with eye problems waiting to be attended to by specialists that came from Lusaka if not from Livingstone. This really touched my heart and and I was so moved. From that day, I was very much convinced that I needed to join this career and help people who are suffering from eye diseases. I shared this idea of me wanting to go and train as an eye specialist who can work at Macha with part of the hospital management and they welcomed it.
Since then I have had opportunities of seeing some of the eye surgeries that go on in theatre whenever we have eye specialists come to Macha and I have enjoyed every moment spent in theatre. What is even more amazing and fulfilling is seeing how joyful patients who could not see become when they are now able to see after a successful surgery.
I’m now training as a clinical officer after which when am done, I will further into ophthalmology and become and Ophthalmic Clinical Officer.