- published: 13 Oct 2015
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One of the biggest challenges facing people in rural Malawi is access to satisfactory medical care. The majority of people live in rural villages, often a very long way and many hours from tar roads and public transport. This and the extreme poverty that these disadvantaged communities endure means that people are simply unable to seek medical attention or healthcare, even when vitally needed. We are working to address this issue by improving primary healthcare available in these villages through home based care initiatives and facilitating access to medical centres through provision of bicycle ambulances. Join our Malawi medical volunteer project http://www.volunteerafrica.com/Volunteer-Projects/lake-malawi-medical-volunteer-project/ and be a part of this important work.
Malawi's medical and healthcare services are under enormous strain and are unable to deliver a good standard of care. Most people in Malawi do not have access to or cannot afford to seek proper medical attention. Many children die of preventable health problems! Volunteer at our Malawi Medical Project and help us make a small difference in improving the standard of care provided to rural communities in Malawi. http://www.volunteerafrica.com/Volunteer-Projects/lake-malawi-medical-volunteer-project/
Is Circumcision an effective way of addressing the spread of HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa? Medical male circumcision has been known to give males an illusion that they cannot contract HIV, hence they do not mind having unprotected sex, isn’t this conversely putting their female partners at risk in case the man is infected? Isn’t infant circumcision a human rights violation, considering that an infant does not give consent for the permanent surgical removal of their foreskin? How can you promote medical male circumcision while promoting abstinence at the same time? After attending the International AIDS Conference 2012 held between 22 and 27 July in Washington DC, Joab Frank Chakhaza produced this documentary in September 2012. It was broadcast on Zodiak Broadcasting Station in Malawi in the ...
A brief recap of our first project - a medical trip to Naisi Village in the Zomba District of southern Malawi. Our team saw over 250 people over three days, and made a lasting impression on the lives of the women and children in that village.
Menstrual hygiene is a major problem for many people around the world and it's importance is so often neglected and ignored. This is just the beginning of raising awareness and taking action here in South Africa and poverty-stricken Malawi.
On 3 September 2016, Vice President (Surgical) Mike McKirdy and 16 senior clinicians from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow completed the 51 mile 5 ferry challenge to raise much needed funds to support medical training in Malawi. The funds raised will be used to both support Malawian healthcare professionals gain experience in the UK and to deliver educational courses in Malawi to meet needs identified by local health workers. Mike was interviewed before he embarked on the 5 ferry challenge – in his interview he discussed the long standing relationship between Scotland and Malawi and the difference he hopes we can make in supporting medical training there. Donations to the campaign are welcome at http://rcp.sg/malawifund
ECSA Health Community Malawi Medical and Surgical Camp 2014 ends successfully After 5 days (10th – 14th November 2014) of dedicated selfless hard work, the ECSA Health Community Medical and Surgical Camp 2014 which was held at Thyolo District Hospital in Malawi came to a close. This was the third successful medical and surgical camp that has been successfully accomplished without leaving any complication behind. The first one was in the Kingdom of Lesotho in 2012; the second one was in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Below is the summary of the successful cases that were seen: 1. Total Number of Surgical Operations = 75 2. Total Number of Surgical Consultations = 50 3. Total Number of Medical consultations = 131 4. Operations Cancelled = 3 5. Surgical referrals= 3 6. Medical referrals= 15 7. Ec...
After trekking back from the main road through a cornfield dotted with villager's huts we sat under a large tree and were introduced to the local medicine Man who went into a "trace dance".
Everyday life at a state-run hospital in the city of Zomba is a constant uphill battle. There’s just one doctor on duty, and nurses or medical students often have to cope with medical emergencies on their own. It’s a responsibility that requires a huge amount of dedication. There’s no functioning casualty ward at the clinic, only an ‘Outpatients Department’ staffed by medical assistants and nurses, and it is often overrun by the seriously injured. Practically every day, panic-stricken families drag emergency cases into the hospital in a desperate search for help. But there are no rooms, and the stations are regularly so full the untreated patients end up on the floors. _______ Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q?sub_confirmation=1# For...