Islamic group hailed as health camp in Nkhotakota ends amid demand

A four-day health camp by the Islamic Health Association of Malawi (IHAM) a non-governmental organisation in conjunction with Physicians Across the Continent (UK)  held  in central region lakeshore district of Nkhotakota saw more people accessing health services, thereby reducing pressure on the district health office (DHO).

The foreign specialist doctors were camping in Nkhotakota where they were treating patients, including performing surgeries, for free with support from Islamic Health Association of Malawi
The foreign surgeons work with local specialists during the mission
The doctors operated this on a patient

During the camp held from  December 9  to 12 December 2019, the doctors from Sudan, Saudi Arabia, UK, Jordan and one local surgeon,  offered various services to both out-patients and in-patients.

The medical camp targeted Malawians with problems in Urology,  Endocrinology,  general problems involving children and Basic Life Saving  (BLS) skills.

A total of 27 Malawian benefited from the Surgeries, 70 children were seen by a Pediatrician and 780 students, teachers, Healthcare and Illovo Sugar staff participated in the BLS trainings.

Much as the camp gave the poor Malawians to have a rare chance to see a medical specialist, a few challenges that were observed like the  late registration of the Specialists which delayed the Camp a bit and Lack of basic equipment in the hospital.

The specialists have promise continue linking up with Malawian health practitioners for knowledge transfer and that they will  come back in the near future

In an interview with Nyasa Times, Minister of Health and Population Jappie Mhango commended Islamic Health Association of Malawi who organised and funded the required medical supplies for the health camp.

“As government we appreciate the specialists visit and help treat people,” he said.

IHAM is one of many charitable Islamic organisations in Malawi who are contributing posiviely to the development of the nation.

Most Muslims in particular  Malawians of Asians origin are involved in charitable work. Their support to the health services will go along way in  economic development.

Malawi, with a population of about 15 million people, has a doctor-patient ratio of about 1:10 000 and a much lesser population of specialised surgeons.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends a ratio of 1: 1 000.

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Kulie
Kulie
2 years ago

May Allah swt increase Aameen

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

Why showing us the removed tumors etc….? Lets hope we also see proper educational institutions being built in the country by these Islamic institutions instead of just building basic madrassas where poor Malawians are just taught to recite violent verses from the Koran justifying the cutting off of Christian limbs etc…

Mark
Mark
2 years ago

NDIYE KULANKKULA KWAMA KAFIRI ( PAGANS ) KUMENE NDIMAKIDZIWA INE NDI UKU. THEY DON’T APPRECIATE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE DO.
KODI KUMANGA MASCHOOL NDI NDIKUKUTANDIDZANI APA ZIKUGWIRIDZANA BWANJI ? ANYWAY OLO MUSATOKHOZE , WHO CARES ABOUT YOU ?

mtete
mtete
2 years ago
Reply to  Mark

School builds the future and is a fixed asset for the nation. Kuthandiza munenaku is transient, forgotten in a jiffy.

Shaka
Shaka
2 years ago
Reply to  mtete

Mtete ! Akanachotsa nyama yovunda mu ujeni yamayi ako ukanadziwa the importance of those operations galu iwe

mtete
mtete
2 years ago

That’s all they are good at: showing off. Seen the picture? Mostly Asians.

Can’t you for once build a school or college where Malawi boys and girls of any religious beliefs can go without being forced into a dress code?

What we see here is a typical case of “Don’t give them fish. Instead teach them how to fish”

chipwika
chipwika
2 years ago

Kukhala mu umphawi sichifukwa chomangolora wina aliyense kumadzatumbula anthu mdziko lathu. Ena amakhala akafucheche azolinga zawo zonyansa. Mudzazindikila bwino patsogolo

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