Nicci is a Paediatric and neonatal medical consultant who has worked in the NHS for nearly 20 years. She first volunteered at Potter’s Village for a year during 2016/17 and during this time she confirmed the strong calling she had felt for many years to work in “mission medicine” more permanently.
Nicci is a mission partner with the Church Mission Society (CMS) and has been seconded to the Diocese of Muhabura. During her time in Kisoro her work will include supporting the Medical Centre at Potter’s Village, helping with the Muhabura Health Network and at the local government hospital and clinics.
She will be providing paediatric and neonatal medical care to the local community. She will also be working in partnership with the local church and government health services to provide training, mentorship and support to local healthcare workers in the care of babies, children and their families.
During her previous time at Potter’s Village she saw a significant area of need was the support for the families of disabled children, a particularly marginalised and vulnerable group within the community. She helped establish a new clinic service for disabled children and she hopes this can be expanded. She also plans to continue training local healthcare staff, at both Potter’s Village and the local government hospital, in basic newborn care and resuscitation.
Her passion and vision is to work with the local health care providers to improve medical care for babies and children across the whole district.
Address: P.O Box 252, Kisoro, S W Uganda