Hospitals

MEET THE MEDICAL DIRECTORS

A major focus of the Malawi Project and its sister organization, Action for Progress, is the distribution of medicine, medical supplies, and medical equipment to a large number of the over 600 Malawi government medical facilities scattered throughout the nation. Procuring, sorting, distributing these supplies, and following up on their value falls to two medical…

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MORE THAN JUST A CONTAINER

New Life for Trailer #TCNU-8202301 Lilongwe, Malawi … If you had seen the Hammer Trucking semi and trailer # TCNU-8202301 heading north toward Chicago on I-65 you probably would not have given it a second glance. After all, there are thousands of semis headed toward Chicago from points south of the city.   However, hidden…

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THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND PAIRS!

Indianapolis, Indiana … Now that is a lot of gloves! Literally, thousands and thousands of medical personnel, first responders, and others in Malawi that need protection from the spread of disease will be helped by contributors who have contributed over 300,000 pairs of gloves.   How does one express appreciation when the deed is so…

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THE DOORS WITH BROKEN PANES

A pane of glass with a spider web crack pattern in it

Salima, Malawi … It is often small, unexpected things that lodge in your memory, only to resurface and overwhelm you with emotion just when you least expect it. It can be a word spoken, a smell, a taste, a gesture, or a view. Because I am not a medical professional, every time I enter a…

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LITTLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PEOPLE

Doctor drawing blood from a patient

Salima, Malawi …There is little difference between people of different races, except the pigment of their skin. All humanity comes from a single background. Medical science has established the only difference is approximately 0.1%. However, because the skin is what is visible the difference seems more pronounced. That similarity is evident when a blood transfusion…

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NO GLOVES – UNACCEPTABLE!

Christmas Gifts to Malawi Scene 1 – Doctor in a Malawi Government Hospital You are a doctor making preparations for surgery to assist a seriously ill patient? The staff has done everything possible to clean the surgery area; however, they have no soap with which to clean, and they are faced with another problem. There…

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CHECK OUT INFORMATION VIDEO

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD One of the easiest ways to support the Malawi Project is by word of mouth. Whether it is a word to your church group, giving information over a cup of coffee to a co-worker or school mate, or handing someone the new Malawi Project report on video (or referring them…

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GLOVE TOTAL REACHES 80,000

  Indianapolis, Indiana … For a number of years the acute shortage of exam and surgical gloves for medical personnel and first responders in Malawi has been evident. There is a serious shortage of all kinds of medical supplies, equipment, facilities, and staff. In almost no area has this shortage been more serious than in…

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GLOVE PROGRAM “FITS” A NEED

glove program fits a need

A Safe Place for Medical People to Work   Lilongwe, Malawi … It is a nationwide problem that continues to grow more serious as each day passes. In a first world nation one has to ask why they do not even have exam gloves much of the time in their hospitals. There are a number…

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EXAM GLOVE TOTAL SWELLS

Medical Gloves

Indianapolis, Indiana … In a room down the hallway one could hear the distant whirl of the instrument used for cleaning teeth, while nearby the phone was ringing; probably a patient calling for an appointment. All through the offices and patient rooms the staff was responding professionally to the needs of each individual patient.  …

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