Twinning of Scottish and Malawian Clinics Project

Twinning of Scottish and Malawian Clinics Project

Organisation

The Twinning of Scottish and Malawian Clinics Project was set up to help narrow the gap in access to resources between healthcare professionals in the developing and the developed world. Staff at Westgate Medical Practice in Dundee, Scotland, initiated the first dialogue with a clinic in Blantyre, Malawi; Zingwangwa Clinic. By further building an online community of twinned clinics between Malawi and Scotland we:,,i) link virtual colleagues from the computer desktop to the treatment room,ii) learn from innovations in healthcare in both countries,iii) think global and act local in a realistic and measurable way.,,We install and maintain E-mail and Internet services for Malawian health care staff to afford them the same level of access as Scottish colleagues enjoy in accessing educational materials and professional support. ,,Upholding patient confidentiality is of paramount importance to the Project and we never include the names of patients or clinicians on this blog without their informed consent. Discussions about clinical diagnosis are not case-specific.,,The Project is an entirely non-profit organisation and relies of grant-funding. Most of those involved in the Project team give their time and commitment for free. All the Malawi clinics are non-denominational Government clinics.

Health Clinic staff have access to the internet which has made continuing professional development more accessible. As a charity we offer long-term sustainability with a small investment

Number of people involved in our partnership

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