Health

Malawi has some of the lowest access to healthcare in the world with only 0.019 physicians per 1000 people. Tuberculosis, malaria and HIV push child and adult mortality rates to among the highest in Africa. Through our health programme we believe increasing collaboration with other NGO’s will be the best way to tackle this huge issue.  We are working with the Ministry of Health and there HSA’s  with  our ambulance service to help reach rural communities with little access to healthcare. Access to basic healthcare and deaths from easily treatable diseases should be eliminated in our modern age.

“Only 46% of Malawians live within 5 kilometres of access to any kind of healthcare. 114 people in 1000 will die from Malaria that can be cured with 6 tablets that cost £4 per course. 1 in 10 adults are infected with HIV. (World Health Organisation)”

 

“It’s health that is real wealth and not pieces of silver and gold” - Mahatma Gandhi

The Challenge

Malawi is characterized by a heavy burden of disease evidenced by high levels of child and adulthood mortality rates and high prevalence of diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, HIV/AIDS and other tropical diseases. Furthermore, evidence suggests that there is a growing burden of noncommunicable diseases.
Malawi - World Health Organization

11% of children don't reach their 5th birthday and a further 11% are living with HIV and AIDS. Poor Access to health care means people travel hrs often on foot to the nearest hospital, when they get there they may not be able to afford  treatment, if there is any available.

How we work

We work alongside the Minis​try of Health, providing transport to  ​get medical professionals to ​areas where people have little access to health care in our private ambulance. We also  provide professional skills,  ​nutrition education, ​treatment and preventative medicine to keep people healthy in the first place.

Looking Towards The Future

We want to see a world where  ​it is the norm for ​people ​to be given ​comprehensive ​health and nutrition education a​s well as subsidised​ access to health care. Collecting data, working alongside other NGOs and taking the medical clinics to the people are the first steps towards that. 

 

Impact

  • Early diagnosis and treatment of malaria saves thousands of lives
  • We support the government on vaccination programmes, many ambulances are at a standstill
  • HIV testing, education, support, counselling and distribution of condoms are at the core of our operation
  • Research and data collection to help provide more suitable services to meet the needs of rural villages
  • Education on basic birth control aims to reduce fertility rates and a dangerously expanding population

 

Opportunities

  • £50 provides mosquito nets for 100 children at risk of malaria
  • £100 provides basic supplies for the clinic for one month, helping up to 1000 people
  • £500 provides basic malaria, HIV and hepatitis testing for the community surrounding Mkunkhu
  • £1,000 provides medical supplies for malaria, HIV and hepatitis testing for outreach projects in rural communities
  • £5,000 provides a basic 4x4 that can be used as a mobile clinic

 

How you can get involved

We believe in partnerships and the power of connection. By working together and through creating opportunities which benefit individuals, organisations communities and influence global trends and policies we succeed in empowering communities in poverty.