Children's Medical Care Malawi


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Member type
Organisation

Contact's name
Louisa Pollock

Email
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Areas of partnership
Health

Town
Kirkcaldy

Scottish local authority
Glasgow City Council

We believe every child has a basic human right to quality healthcare, yet every day in Malawi, despite the dedicated efforts of healthcare workers, children die because they cannot access the medical care they need.,We support healthcare training, in particular the ETAT programme. ETAT (Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment) is a training course developed by the World Health Organisation, designed to provide knowledge and skills in the emergency management of sick children.,In 2008 we helped run a major training of trainers programme to build local capacity. Since this time we have continued to work with the College of Medicine and Malawi Ministry of Health to promote and seek funding for ETAT training. Through local advocacy by the College of Medicine, ETAT has now been formally adopted by the Malawi Ministry of Health as part of its postgraduate training programme.,We are now working with the Malawi College of Health Sciences, focussing on building ETAT into the pre-service training of Clinical Officers and Medical Assistants; essential healthcare workers who provide the majority of medical care in Malawi. In 2011 we supported a training of trainers programme for lecturers at the Malawi College of Health Sciences, and in 2012 ETAT was integrated into the Clinical Officer's training curriculum for the first time.,,Although our primary focus is on capacity building through training we have also provided funds for essential medical supplies for Children's Wards in Blantyre and Lilongwe.,,We are happy to consider new proposals or partnerships that aim to improve healthcare for children in Malawi,

Location in Scotland