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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
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.
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.
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...
Nov 2007 Africa is in the grip of a medical crisis because its doctors are being lured away by lucrative jobs in Europe. Malawi now only has one doctor for every 50,000 people. "We are working under very difficult conditions. It's like we are in a war", laments Robert Lapyam Ayella, the only doctor at Mulanje District Hospital. As he goes from bed to bed, patients and staff clamour for his attention. But there are too many people for him to see and he lacks the proper drugs and equipment to treat them. "You reach a point of frustration and just say 'what am I doing here?'" In some Malawian hospitals, clinical officers without the proper training are working as doctors or surgeons. "I usually work 24 hour shifts in the emergency department", states clinical officer Stanley Chimabaui. Ma...
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 ...
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.
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.
I traveled to Malawi, Africa for 13 days in May, 2014, with ConnectMed International (Carlsbad, CA), to film their medical mission of cleft lip and pallet surgeries and to then create this, their new fundraising video. Take a look... it's rather amazing and inspiring. Louie Stevens Writer, Director, Producer, Editor Films You Feel email@example.com
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
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...
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/
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!!!
Thousands in Malawi are suffering from preventable blindness. But one man has made it his mission to restore the gift of sight. CCTV's Clementine Logan went to meet the eye doctor Malawians are calling a local hero.
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.