Dr Mulinda Nyirenda has been recognised as the ” Woman of Substance” in Medicine in Malawi for her outstanding contribution and work in the medical field by the Women Doctors Association of Malawi  at an awards ceremony hosted by Pan African Learning and Growth Network (Palgnet) in collaboration with Plan International.  The “women of substance” award is a national recognition of unsung  heroines, “ordinary” women who do extraordinary things and display positive influence with full appreciation by their professional communities that started in 2021.