11% of children don't reach their 5th birthday
50% of deaths of under 5's is due to malaria
11% of Malawians are living with HIV/AIDS

Quotes from World Health Organisation (2009 statistics)

Health

A Child is Born

One of our big forthcoming projects is to build a Waiting Home for new mothers at the Maternity Unit. Watch the Safe Maternal Care video below to see exactly why we built the Maternity Unit in the first place. This second stage will provide essential care for pre-term births - which are higher in Malawi than anywhere else in the world.

The project will include nutritional permaculture gardens in front of the new wing, and education on good nutrition for new mothers. You can donate here:

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Safe Maternal Care from Sam Palmer on Vimeo.

This film shows the progress of the recently built Maternity Unit and the report back of Project4Africa who very kindly funded it. It also explains our search for funds to build a Safe Motherhood Unit in 2017.

Disability within the Rural Community from Sam Palmer on Vimeo.

A short film looking at the many different types of physical and mental disabilities people face in the rural area in Malawi where African Vision Malawi operates. Similarly, it looks at what the charity is actively doing to improve their situation, through medical referrals and education.

Feeding Program from Sam Palmer on Vimeo.

A short film showing one of our Feeding Centres in action. We are very grateful to the Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust for funding this. We provide a nutritious porridge 5 mornings a week to the under 5's in our area, which feeds over 1000 children in total.


Bicycle Ambulances

Bicycle ambulances — We found one of the major difficulties for people reaching one of our two free government clinics, was the lack of transport. We have introduced bicycle ambulances in our area. The community are trained on the maintenance and recording of the use of the bicycle. Transaid have helped with training and assessments over the years and also donated money for 2 of the latest installed bicycles.

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Disability

We have found over the years that people with disabilities are the most poverty stricken and often outcast from their community.

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HIV/AIDS

Many children are orphaned due to HIV/AIDS and are left to be looked after by their extended family, often grandparents.

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Feeding Programmes

The under 5's are one of our most vulnerable groups where 11% never reach the age of 5 years old. They often die through disentary from drinking dirty water, or malaria.

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Safe Motherhood

We work in an area of 45,000 people of which 16,000 go to M'bang'ombe Maternity and 29,000 access N'goni Clinic. Both are very poorly equiped in terms of furnishings, medication, light and running water.

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Distributions

Although we aim to build sustainable communities and projects, unfortunately some times distributions are necessary. Often these link in to our health projects.

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