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Limbe Rotary Club boosts health sector

The Rotary Club of Limbe is implementing projects aimed at assisting in the fight against diseases in the country.

A statement from the club states that one of the projects involves expansion of successful Expert Patient Programme (EPP). EPP trains people who are living with HIV to contribute to improved care and treatment for other HIV positive patients, particularly HIV positive mothers and their children.

“The objective is to train 120 new Expert Patients (EPs) to provide clinical and patient support in 40 health facilities. EPs are trained in preventing HIV positive mothers from transmitting the virus to their children during pregnancy and breastfeeding,” reads the statement.

In Ekwendeni, the Club is fighting prevalence of obstetric fistula and maternal neo-natal deaths and injury in Malawi by training midwives.

“The training is being undertaken at Ekwendeni College of Nursing in conjunction with the Freedom from Fistula Foundation providing comprehensive training for 150 midwives, who, after training are deployed predominantly in rural locations where there is little maternity care available,” it reads.

Another project, reads the statement, provided a fully funded scholarship for a Master’s Degree in Health Research to a Nursing/ Midwifery Officer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH), Christina Mbiza.

“Mbiza successfully completed her Master’s Degree and returned to Malawi a few weeks ago. She resumed her role at QECH and is to take on the role of president of the College of Midwives. This gives her a national policy making role. In the medical field Malawi has often been reliant on overseas specialists and doctors to do research or be volunteers,” it states.

The statement also says that the Club provided support to Beit Cure Hospital due to its vital role in orthopaedic surgery provided free for children with club feet and other physical defects.

Limbe Rotary Club met Beit Cure Hospital physicians and staff to identify critical orthopaedic equipment and training needs.

“The Rotary Club of Waynesboro USA and Rotary International provided the funds and expertise to ship US$ 0.5 million of needed medical equipment and supplies that arrived last month,” it states

 

from Cunima and investigations are underway to find out the third student involved in the murder.

He did not disclose the names of the suspected students, saying it may jeopardize their investigations which he said were at an advanced stage.

Chikwemba said at the moment there is calm in T/A Likoswe as villagers are waiting for results from police investigations.

Cunima Registrar, Nelson Chibvumbe, was non-committal, saying he was driving to Lilongwe.

Kachingwe, 36, a cross border businessman, married in Masikini Village in the district.

He came from Njobvu Village, T/A Changatha in Thyolo and was buried in his home village.

 

Rotary Club of Limbe is implementing projects aimed at assisting in the fight against diseases in the country.

A statement from the club states that one of the projects involves expansion of successful Expert Patient Programme (EPP). EPP trains people who are living with HIV to contribute to improved care and treatment for other HIV positive patients, particularly HIV positive mothers and their children.

“The objective is to train 120 new Expert Patients (EPs) to provide clinical and patient support in 40 health facilities. EPs are trained in preventing HIV positive mothers from transmitting the virus to their children during pregnancy and breastfeeding,” reads the statement.

In Ekwendeni, the Club is fighting prevalence of obstetric fistula and maternal neo-natal deaths and injury in Malawi by training midwives.

“The training is being undertaken at Ekwendeni College of Nursing in conjunction with the Freedom from Fistula Foundation providing comprehensive training for 150 midwives, who, after training are deployed predominantly in rural locations where there is little maternity care available,” it reads.

Another project, reads the statement, provided a fully funded scholarship for a Master’s Degree in Health Research to a Nursing/ Midwifery Officer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH), Christina Mbiza.

“Mbiza successfully completed her Master’s Degree and returned to Malawi a few weeks ago. She resumed her role at QECH and is to take on the role of president of the College of Midwives. This gives her a national policy making role. In the medical field Malawi has often been reliant on overseas specialists and doctors to do research or be volunteers,” it states.

The statement also says that the Club provided support to Beit Cure Hospital due to its vital role in orthopaedic surgery provided free for children with club feet and other physical defects.

Limbe Rotary Club met Beit Cure Hospital physicians and staff to identify critical orthopaedic equipment and training needs.

“The Rotary Club of Waynesboro USA and Rotary International provided the funds and expertise to ship US$ 0.5 million of needed medical equipment and supplies that arrived last month,” it states

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