Training in Malawi has started

Training in Malawi has started
- October 29, 2019 - Major steps have been taken in Malawi in the past two weeks for home care around the clinic in Kakwale. Jan, Marleen and Annette drive from here to there by car to get everything arranged. Lots of discussions and coordination with the community and the authorities in the district.

Organizing courses for home care did not happen by itself. In the end, by visiting the training institute in Salima near Lake Malawi, it turned out that this institute does not issue certificates and the right training was found at another institute, Pacam in Lilongwe. The government does not give any direction in this regard. The five-day training for nurses started on Monday and will take place in Kasungu. This location is self-determined. Last Friday and Saturday training was also provided in the clinic in Kakwale for the volunteers  in the different regions in Kakwale, a lot of work has been done. Next weekend it will be the turn of the regional responsibles. Marleen and Annette will then be able to run pilots with qualified home care employees in a number of regions in Kakwale from 4 November. Agreements with the District Health Officer in Kasungu will be signed this week. It is a lot of pioneering, involving and motivating everyone, but we are another very important step further! In between visits were made to various hospitals, previously set up (irrigation) projects and, of course, we often visited our fantastic running clinic.





On the photo with the executive manager of training Pacam (Palliative Care Malawi) in Lilongwe









Training clinic volunteers in Kakwale







Group picture volunteers                                                                                                                                                             Nurses course


Visiting the Palliative Care Unit at Mission Hospital in Nkhamenya

Kakwale clinic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Marleen and Annette with our contact person Manford


In the middle the Districts Health Officer 

Kasungu District Hospital                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Irrigation fields in Kakwale