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St Andrew’s Dr Phil Delbridge vividly sets the scene : Working at St Andrews hospital during the later part of the afternoon you’ll sometimes hear the wonderful sound of the All Saints Church choir drifting down on the breeze as they rehearse in the church....

My thanks for your emails and phone calls showing concern about the impact of Cyclone Idai in Malawi. From the point of view of Mtunthama, I can report that the community escaped the force of it; the damage and loss of life was much further south...

Dear Mr. Drew, ST. ANDREW’S HOSPITAL FEBRUARY 2019 EAR HEALTH PROGRAM On behalf of St. Andrew’s hospital and the ear health beneficiaries I am very grateful to Medic Malawi  for the financial support towards the February 2019 ear health week which ran from 4th to 6th February 2019. We had a...

This is from a report by Clinical Officer Peter Minjale  at the Shrewsbury School Eye Clinic, St Andrew's hospital, Malawi:  “This is Rose Mpamba , who is 53 years old from Moto Vilage , Ntchisi district. She had been totally blind from cataract in both eyes for one year. She could not work....

“Our soft spoken Surgeon” : The following recent story about Dr Amos Nyaka is from the Daily Times of Malawi . You may well recognise Amos’ name – he is  my  friend and ex-student, now eye surgeon,  who makes  regular visits to St Andrew’s for...

Seven Years On: A Return Visit To St Andrews Hospital, Mtunthama July, 2018 Working at St Andrews hospital during the later part of the afternoon you’ll sometimes hear the wonderful sound of the All Saints Church choir drifting down on the breeze as they rehearse in the church. The...

Charity costs It is recommended by the Charity Commission, and certainly encouraged by the media, that each Annual Report begins with a statement of the costs of running the charity in question, including salaries and expenses. This is to show clearly to donors and other stakeholders what proportion of...

A heart-warming Initiative in Mtunthama On May 4th and 5th, St Andrew’s Mtunthama offered its first deafness treatment project, with expert visiting audiologists from Lilongwe, in partnership with ‘Hear the World Foundation’. St Andrew’s arranged feeding for patients and their carers; Kamuzu Academy very kindly hosted...

Grow your own Medic Malawi does not just send money: we are trying to build a sustainable future through self help. There is no better example of this than recent work to grow maize, the staple food, for the orphanage, instead of just buying it in...

It is a pleasure to post the annual report on the activities of Medic Malawi in 2016. It was a year which started with the need for  Emergency feeding , and continued to develop self help, hope and joy.Thank you for all the support you have...

To all supporters First of all , my very very sincere thanks to all for your continued support during this year. I really appreciate it - there are so many other worthy causes, so many other calls upon your cash - and so your loyalty to...

Yohane Njirayamanda, 9 months old child admitted to St. Andrew’s hospital for severe anaemia and severe malnutrition form called Kwashiorkor. He got blood transfusion and STAH had to make a special budgetary allocation to prepare an alternative therapeutic feed on top of the breast feeding....

20-20 vision for 2016 and beyond We all know that charities are getting a bad name at the moment because of their costs and their pestering, and so its good again to be able to say that Medic Malawi has no UK costs - no salaries,...

When supporters in Cambridge organised a Christmas Fair for Medic Malawi, they hoped to raise important funds, but little did they realise how it woud bring the office together as they approached Christmas: "I have met people who work in the office that I have never...

[caption id="attachment_1417" align="alignleft" width="300"] Elizabeth with eggs for AMAO[/caption] To all supporters I vividly remember a conversation with Boyson, who recently retired from running our orphanage, ‘AMAO’, with his wife Florence. “I count all the children every night” he said. “To make sure they haven’t run away?!” I asked...

  Medic Malawi is supporting a campaign to raise awareness of the danger of fire, to promote awareness on how to prevent burns injuries and giving first aid to burns victims in a series of visits to rural communities. In the village of Kapinya women demonstrated through drama how...

We were sorry to say farewell to Aubrey, who has been so important in building up the services and resources of St Andrew’s over many years. His friendly and welcoming smile will be familiar to any who have visited – indeed he may well have been...

[caption id="attachment_1398" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Dom Stanford and team[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1399" align="aligncenter" width="300"] David and Emma[/caption] Medic Malawi was voted Best Value Charity in a poll at the Birmingham Pop Festival this summer, when festival goers were given various bits of information about competing charities and asked to...

For the last year Medic Malawi has been able to offer monthly eye surgery helping people like David, pictured. This 10-year-old boy had good sight until he was blinded by complications from measles at the age of three. It was totally unnecessary blindness – as is...

To all supporters It is good to tell you about progress in Malawi in these updates, but this month I want to say thank you. There are so many requests for your money and support, and I am deeply touched, and grateful, that you give to...

Dear friends of Medic Malawi From its very start AMAO, our orphanage has been led by the love and care and wisdom of Florence and Boyson Kwaderanji, standing and sitting to the left on the picture above, honorary Mother and Father to many many children. Never counting...

Stephen Drew recently received this letter from Peter Minjale in Mtunthama - it demonstrates the value of thinking 'out of the box' and that, truly, diseases don't read books...

This month's Newsletter takes a slightly different form - letters from Mtunthama to the head of Medic Malawi, Stephen Drew, from three of the people who make a difference on a daily basis to the lives of people supported by the charity. You can download it...

Merry Christmas! Thank you for all your support in 2014. Below is a link to a video that introduces you to some of the people who have benefitted from the work of Medic Malawi in the last year - our thanks to Paul Kaye from Shrewsbury School...

The October Update newsletter is out - and it's especially close to the heart of Medic Malawi's driving force, Stephen Drew. [caption id="attachment_1337" align="alignleft" width="300"] Amos Nyaka tends to a patient[/caption] Stephen worked at Kamuzu Academy in Malawi before he became head of Wrekin College in Wellington,...

A team of eye surgeons has gone into Mtunthama to help treat those whose sight is gone or has become restricted. This is an interview by Aubrey Wande with one of the hopefuls - Virginia - shortly before her operation...

At last St Andrew's hospital has a dedicated and special place for very sick children. Donated by the Toy Trust, I saw the Children's Ward for the first time on my visit in July.  It has already been full to overflowing in 'malaria' season and although...

To all supporters I often send you good news from Malawi, so I felt I wanted to send this very sad news too, and there follows a letter from Father Petro. Dear friends, It was on Friday, 25th of April when members of Mother's Union were on...

Your Sterling donation goes a long way and may be equivalent to  : £5    cost of feeding an orphan for a week in the orphanage £10  emergency feeding supplement and bag of seeds in Feeding Centre £30   cost of an eye operation to restore sight to...

Medic Malawi is a kitchen table charity , run from home by Stephen Drew. The volunteer Accounts committee  meets monthly including  the Treasurer Mervyn Davies, an accountant. The Trustees are chaired by the charity Founder , Mac Forsyth. 2013          Salaries and expenses to...

Better late than never, the November 2013 Newsletter is available by clicking on the image. This is Stephen's front page article...

We'll be looking to raise more money for Mtunthama from sponsorship in the Three Peaks Walk in September, but here's a touching story of a family who have already found inspiration in the memory of a loved one to walk and support Medic Malawi at...