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Biographical entry Kadzombe, Edward Andrews Maonga (1947 - 2004)

MB ChB Manchester 1975; FRCS Edin 1980; FRCS 1980; DCH 1991; FFAEM 1993.

Mgoza Balaka, Malawi
8 January 2004
Accident and emergency surgeon


Edward Kadzombe was a consultant in accident and emergency surgery in Liverpool. He was born in Mgoza village in Balaka, Malawi. He was educated at Mtendere and Blantyre secondary schools before gaining a scholarship to study medicine at the University of Manchester. He qualified MB ChB in 1975.

He was a house physician and senior house officer at Manchester Royal Infirmary and then a registrar in surgery for the South Lothian Health Board in Edinburgh. He subsequently went to Liverpool as a senior registrar at Aintree Hospital and the Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital, Alder Hey. He then became a surgical registrar at North Manchester General Hospital and a consultant in accident and emergency surgery at Fazekeley and Aintree hospitals, Liverpool.

He was also a founding member and the first chairman of the charity Malawi Health Care Support UK.

Edward Kadzombe died after a short illness on 8 January 2004 at University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool. He was 56. He was survived by his wife Cecilia and three children - Chapuka, Zaithwa and Nthambi.

Sarah Gillam

Sources used to compile this entry: [Malawi Health Care Support UK Obituary: Dr Edward Kadzombe FRCS Eng, FRCS Ed, DCH, FFAEM - accessed 15 June 2006; Malawi Update - Newsletter of the Scottish Malawi Network Issue 47: January 2004 Dr Edward A Maonga Kadzombe - accessed 15 June 2005].

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