Malawi National Lockdown and our Urgent PPE Appeal

Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera announced a national as of the 18th of Jan 2021to prevent a fast growing spread of Covid-19. Therefore the need for support in tackling this virus is more critical than ever.

Malawi is facing Covid-19 challenges like the rest of the world but with a difference, Malawi is in the top poorest countries in the Globally. 

Situated in East Africa, the nation of Malawi which is landlocked sharing a border with Mozambique, another nation amongst the poorest in the world. In Malawi a staggering 70.3% of the 18.6 million population lives on less than $1.90 a day. 

Poorer countries are typically heavily dependent on industries such as agriculture and subsistence farming, and in Malawi, farming accounts for 71.9% of total employment. With all this in mind Malawi’s life expectancy at birth is only 63.7 years compared to the UK which is 81.7 years.

Urgent PPE for Small Malawi Hospital & Community

Medic Malawi supports a St Andrews Hospital, a small community hospital in Mtunthama, rural Malawi. There is now an urgent need to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 with essential PPE tools such as:

  • Medical Face Masks
  • Medical Gloves
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Visors
  • Clinician Gowns 

Most of the above PPE equipment we now take for granted but in Malawi these are life saving tools for spread prevention within the hospital and the wider community. 

We are launching this urgent appeal to raise awareness and funds to provide this much needed PPE.

See our fundraising page here:

If you can support Medic Malawi in providing essential PPE, click the link or share this fundraising page and together we can make an instant difference in St Andrews Hospital and the rural community of Mtunthama.