- 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.
Matthias Boyen of UNICEF spoke to TRT World about the three different functions carried out by medical drones in Malawi. Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world
Malawi and UNICEF launch a 'drone corridor' to get medical supplies to remote villages in the southern African country. Kasungu Aerodrome in central Malawi will be used as a test site for aerial scouting in crisis situations, delivering supplies and using drones to boost internet connectivity.
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.
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/
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...
"Sometimes the children would die on the way to the health centre." It's Noah's mission to stop this. Noah bikes 20 miles to collect vital medical supplies, treating children in some of Malawi's poorest and most remote villages. Noah’s community in Kasungu District has managed to cut child mortality in half over the past 5 years. It’s just one example on how investing in the world’s poorest children provides more value for money, and can save almost twice as many lives. Read more in our study: http://uni.cf/2rzZy22 Subscribe to UNICEF here: http://bit.ly/1ltTE3m The official UNICEF YouTube channel is your primary destination for the latest news updates from the frontline, documentaries, celebrity appeals, and more about our work to realize the rights of every child. Click here to see a...
UNICEF has introduced the use of drones to help carry out HIV tests for children in rural Malawi. It's a cost-effective measure to reduce the waiting time for results. As Fidelis Mbah reports, this is the first project of its kind on the continent. Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world
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.
Each year, Operation Smile conducts hundreds of medical missions in more than 60 locations around the world. In August 2017 I joined the team on a mission to Zomba, Malawi, where over 50 medical professionals volunteered to bring safe, effective and timely surgical care to adults and children with untreated cleft lip and cleft palate conditions. I was able to see first-hand each step of Operation Smile’s vision and how the generosity I see in my everyday work is impacting those most in need around the world.
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...
Prof. Adamson Muula is a Professor of Epidemiology in Public Health at the School of Public Health and Family Medicine, College of Medicine at the University of Malawi. Prof. Muula is the technical lead on the SECURE Health programme at the College of Medicine. In this video, Prof. Muula reflects on how the SECURE Health programme has contributed to strengthening the ecosystem of evidence use in Malawi, and what more needs to be done to enable increased use of evidence in decision-making in the health sector in Malawi.
This story was captured and created by Sue Northam on her visit to the World Medical Fund in Malawi. It is a high energy 5 minute clip showing the beauty of Malawi and its people, and telling the story of Dr Dezi who works for the World Medical Fund in the Nkhotakota area in Malawi. The trip was made possible by Serac Communications in London who have funded this African charity for over ten years. The World Medical Fund is a children's charity providing mobile medical services in the remote areas of Malawi, taking much needed medical services to the people who live miles away from the under-resourced government hospitals. The music is a mixed tape of a group called 'The Very Best', for which the singer, Esau Mwamwaya is Malawian, and singing in Chichewa.
Here is a look at the idea behind Project 28fourchange. See how you can be a part of the journey and help us out. For more information visit the website at 28fourchange.co.za or follow us on Facebook '28fourchange'. Let's see how many lives we can impact, together.