- 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.
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 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.
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/
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 has launched a drone-testing corridor to boost its healthcare system. The initiative is a collaboration between Malawi and UN children's fund UNICEF. The drones are set to speed up the time between blood tests and results, as well as the delivery of emergency medical care. Thuli Tshabalala has more.
Our second medical outreach with Hope Village was absolutely amazing and guess what? We have a video to share with you from our day! God provided us with just the perfect amount of medication for every single villager that showed up. He is so good!!!
Mirielle’s story is one of defying all odds, from her near-death experience in infancy to her graduation in 2016 from medical school at Shandong University in China. Forced to flee her native Rwanda at age 2 when the genocide occurred, she survived in the forests of Rwanda, the DRC, Zambia and Angola for 6 years before reaching the Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi. While it might be an overstatement to say that Mirielle thrived at the camp, she excelled academically and was offered scholarships to attend both secondary school outside the camp in Malawi and also to study medicine in China. This later scholarship was a hard-won award for her academic achievement and involved the government of Malawi granting her citizenship. Mirielle always wanted a career that would enable her to help other...
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
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
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.