Direct Shipments to Blantyre Begin

Rehabilitation Hospital in Blantyre Will Begin Receiving Shipments     Plans for 2007 called for the expansion of medical supply distributions to a number of new sites in Malawi besides those already destined for  Blessings Hospital in Lumbadzi. In March and July two shipments were sent directly to Bottom Hospital in the capital city of Lilongwe. …

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Mponela Trading Center

Because of its population that is higher than most other communities, and with its proximity to the capital city, the Mponela Trading Center enjoys a wide variety of local outlets and trading booths. Dried fish arrive from the lake several times a week, sugar and other cooking supplies and foodstuff arrive with the same frequency …

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Salima Trading Center and Senga Bay

Salima District Capital and Hospital     Although no evidence of its past is visible in the present the name “Salima” can drive cold chills down the back of even a novice historian. It was from Salima, during the dark days of the slave trade, that thousands upon thousands of people were sold into slavery and …

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Inside the Salima District Hospital – A Tier Two Facility

    We have traveled approximately 80 kilometers from Blessings Hospital in Lumbadzi and we are nearing the east side of the old trading center of Salima. This area along the lake was once a notorious slave-trading center, but today it is a quiet crossroads community on the road from Lilongwe to Senga Bay, or the …

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Recognition Extended by African Community International

During a recent gathering of the African community in Indianapolis the Malawi Project was awarded the prestigious “Philanthropy For Africa Award” for the humanitarian work being done in Africa. The award and plaque were given during the annual “Taste of Africa” event held in downtown Indianapolis.     Accepting the award on behalf of the Malawi …

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Inside the Mponela Rural Hospital – A Tier Three Hospital

    We came from America to work in a rural hospital in Malawi. Since our team was already working in the trading center of Mponela we decided it would be the rural hospital in this community where we would set up shop. This way we could learn firsthand what it was like in one of …

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Team Responsibilities Shift to Malawian Side Beginning 15 August

A year long evaluation relative to the realignment of some of the job responsibilities between members of the Malawi Project and the Blessings Complex has now been concluded.     In a report to the Board of Directors for the Malawi Project Richard Stephens, Board Chairman and Executive Director for the Project summed up the criteria …

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The Halls of Kamuzu Central Hospital

Not All Days Bring Success Editor’s Note: The following story played out in the largest hospital in the capital city of Lilongwe, Kamuzu Central Hospital. Reporting is Renee, a 3rd year Australian Medic Student. She had come to Malawi for the summer to work with the Malawi Project. Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH), is a 1,000-bed, …

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Was That What I Thought It Was?

    At first no one noticed the boy standing beside the road to Lilongwe. Then all of a sudden just as they were passing the spot where he was standing everyone did a double take. “What was that,” seemed to erupt from nearly every voice at the same moment. The question really did not need …

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Inside Bottom Hospital

    Bottom Hospital sits in the old trading center portion of Lilongwe Town, a short distance from the big mosque, and just east of the Lilongwe River. Highway M-1 passes a block to the north and the visitor passing through town may miss it entirely. It must have derived its name because it sits at …

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