Malawi has some of the lowest access to healthcare in the world with only 2 physicians per 100,000 people. Over half of Malawians live more than 5kms away from a medical center and many can’t afford treatment. The country has 9th highest prevalence of HIV/AIDs in the world, which with malaria and other diseases, makes child and adult mortality rates among the highest in Africa; 1 in 6 children is an orphan. (WHO)
The ambulance provides free medical care to people in 10 rural areas, serving 45,921 patients to date. Working with the Ministry of Health to deliver malaria and HIV testing and treatment, vaccinations, antenatal care, under 5’s care, family planning, and sexual health. We offer dental outreach programs which have served 2364 children in 1 week with yearly dental outreach from October 2022. In addition, we respond to emergency appeals, cholera outbreaks, extreme weather, and providing COVID prevention posters, masks and additional PPE to communities and health officials.
- 45,921 patients helped including 23,260 malaria tests and life saving treatments
Raks Trust Ambulance
The Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan Trust.
This life-saving ambulance was collectively raised over a series of walking and hiking challenges, by an amazing group of people from all over the UK and then shipped to Malawi.
In loving memory of Rakesh Chauhan.
His love shines on.
This ambulance arrived in January 2021 and is used on over 10 medical outreach programmes a month in hard-to-reach rural areas, where people would otherwise have no medical support.