Support program for the AIDS patients of Kaggwa Parish:

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Since 2006, our association collaborates in the maintenance of the special attention program for AIDS patients (Kaggwa Community Home Based Care) that takes place in the parish of Kaggwa, Lilongwe.  The objectives of this program have been to improve the quality of life of AIDS patients group and their closest family , to stop to increase the number of AIDS patients through training and prevention and also, to achieve the patients social reintegration.  The activities that are developed annually in order to support the AIDS patients groups are designed to take care of their health and nutrition and offer them the tools necessary to lead a dignified life.

Gracias a la unión de varios donantes, esto es ya una realidad. La unión de Miva, Mango ,África Digna y ActiveAfrica lo ha hecho posible.

Support program for the AIDS patients of Kaggwa Parish:

Since 2006, our association collaborates in the maintenance of the special attention program for AIDS patients (Kaggwa Community Home Based Care) that takes place in the parish of Kaggwa, Lilongwe.  The objectives of this program have been to improve the quality of life of AIDS patients group and their closest family , to stop to increase the number of AIDS patients through training and prevention and also, to achieve the patients social reintegration.  The activities that are developed annually in order to support the AIDS patients groups are designed to take care of their health and nutrition and offer them the tools necessary to lead a dignified life.

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Purchase of an Electric Generator for the Likuni Hospital

 

The Likuni hospital was founded in 1940. Currently, the hospital serves either 80,000 patients per year in its own facilities or through the eleven mobile clinics.

Sister Lungu wants to ensure that the most needy have access to appropriate health care.  Likewise, she wishes to improve both the quality of the attention provided and the statistics of said attention.  During 2016, the reconstruction and equipment of the maternity wing has been her priority, in order to increase control in the stage of pregnancy and delivery, thus ensuring a greater survival of newborns.

 

 

However, the hospital continues to have significant shortcomings. 

From one hand, Malawi suffers from a chronic power shortage.  The power cuts are constant and lasting, which affects especially certain areas of the hospital.  As it is a very large center, it is very difficult and expensive to install solar panels and there are areas of it whose equipment is not sustainable with this alternative energy. 

On our last trip, Sister Lungu confirmed that the purchase of an Electric generator that kept the supply in the most vulnerable areas of the hospital (operating room and laboratory) was her main priority. 

Thanks to Mango, now this generator is a reality.

On the other hand, for years they have been asking for help to buy an Ambulance.

This was a very urgent need since the one they had was very old. The repairs were constant, causing serious problems in the transportation of the sick and also due to the continuous bills for their repair.

It should be borne in mind that the Hospital has a Mobile Clinics program to provide healthcare to the population not only in the Hospital but also in all the surrounding towns. In Malawi, people often do not go to health centers because they are far from their homes and because they lack the necessary money for transportation.

By ambulance, these towns are reached and the most seriously ill are taken to Lilongwe Central Hospital when the occasion requires.

 

Finally, in mid-2019 it was possible to buy and deliver to the Likuni Hospital.

Thanks to Mango, the generator and the ambulance are already fully operational, helping the people of Malawi.

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