Malawi Hospitals Needs Initiative
Malawi, commonly known as the warm heart of Africa, is one of the least developed countries in the world. The country is facing an acute shortage of medical equipment and supplies. The current situation has greatly affected the delivery of healthcare services. Recent cyclones and flooding have made the situation worse.
While still reeling from the economic impact of Covid-19, the country is facing a Cholera pandemic due to contamination of underground water. According to World Health Organization, the current Cholera outbreak, which started in March 2022, has affected at least 27 of 29 districts of Malawi and represents the largest outbreak reported in the country in the past ten years.
Based on current data on world Covid tracking, the mortality rate from Cholera in Malawi may surpass the lives lost from the Covid pandemic. The external shocks from the weather patterns, the Covid pandemic, and now Cholera places the country at risk for reversing gains it has achieved in reducing infant mortality and HIV/ Aids.
Malawi also faces challenges in healthcare human resources. The country has 100 hospitals, most of which are secondary hospitals run by the government’s Ministry of Health and faith-based organizations. According to the WHO, the patient-to-doctor ratio in Malawi is 0.12 to 1000. Most hospitals in Malawi lack essential medicines and basic medical supplies.
Hence, our partnership with Project C.U.R.E to fundraise and send medical equipment and supplies to Malawi hospitals to help save lives. We are fundraising to ship 10 containers of medical equipment and supplies at an estimated cost of $367,500. We have identified 10 hospital systems to receive medical equipment and supplies.
Every dollar donated will make a big difference!
We encourage individuals, corporations, and groups to sponsor the cost of shipping a container.
We thank you for your generous donation. There is strength in numbers, and together we can save lives.
The following hospitals have been identified:
1. Queens Central Hospital…Blantyre – included in MW-20-139
2. Zomba General Hospital…Zomba
3. Nsanje District Hospital…Nsanje
4. Mangochi District Hospital…Mangochi – included in MW-20-139
5. Kamuzu Central Hospital...Lilongwe – included in MW-20-139
6. Salima District Hospital…Salima
7. Mzuzu Central Hospital…Mzuzu
8. Karonga District Hospital…Karonga
9. Mzimba District Hospital…Mzimba
10. CHAM Health systems
About Project C.U.R.E.
Project C.U.R.E. was founded in 1987 to address the staggering shortage of medical resources around
the world. Since our humble beginnings in a garage in Colorado, Project C.U.R.E. has become the world’s
largest distributor of donated medical supplies, equipment and services to doctors and nurses serving
the sick and dying in more than 135 countries.
Each week Project C.U.R.E. delivers approximately three to five semi-truck-sized ocean containers packed
with the medical equipment and supplies desperately needed to save lives in hospitals and clinics
in resource-limited countries. In addition, each year, hundreds of healthcare professionals travel with
Project C.U.R.E. to provide medical treatment to communities in need and training to those dedicated to
serving them. Project C.U.R.E. is supported by over 30,000 volunteers annually and operates distribution
warehouses in seven U.S. cities.