Children’s Medical Care Malawi
We believe every child has a basic human right to quality healthcare. We support vital training in paediatric emergency care – giving Malawian healthcare workers the skills they need to save children’s lives. We are a partnership of clinical teachers. We are driven by a shared goal to deliver high quality clinical teaching to end preventable child deaths in Malawi. We support “ETAT” paediatric emergency care training, building capacity so high-quality training can be locally sustainable. A major strength is that all training is led by Malawian tutors, with external monitoring and support from our international volunteers. We work together to improve our training, listening to our students, developing innovative materials and sharing lessons learned. We also support fundraising for other organisations who share our goals. We have raised funds for Chira Fund to improve water and sanitation at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, and for Focus on Children with Disabilities to support maternal education programmes for children with neurodisability. We are happy to consider any new proposals or partnerships that aim to improve healthcare for children in Malawi.
In the last 3 years we have supported over 30 local college tutors to develop and improve paediatric emergency care training. We have trained over 1000 Malawian clinical medicine and nursing students. We have shown training improves students' knowledge, clinical skills and confidence in paediatric emergency care. Despite the day to day challenges of healthcare in Malawi, we know the new healthcare workers we trained are already putting those skills in practice and saving lives.