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CHALLENGE FACES NTCHISI SCHOOL

Boys in a classroom

Ntchisi, Malawi … The central region community that bears its name is the capital of the Ntchisi District of Malawi. Listed at number 16 out of a total of 28 districts, Ntchisi has a population of 317,069 people (2018 census), within its borders of 1,709 square kilometers (659.8486 square miles). Farming and farm products make up…

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MARTHA’S LIFE IS THREATENED

Martha being treated for burns on her arms and torso

“Mama Suzi, Mama Suzi, come ‘STAT’”, resonated urgently over the intercom from the hospital. I did not know what I was going to find as I ran from the house to the hospital, down the long incline of steps and across the courtyard. The term ‘STAT’ was used only for very critical situations, and in…

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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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