Our Vision
Our Vision

Sustainability is very important to us and in this context means that through education and training of Malawians to the highest standards possible and in their own nation, the service will develop into one that is led and managed by Malawians, reducing dependency upon Foreign Aid and resources.

Malawian paediatricians, Malawian paediatric nurses, Malawian clinical officers and related staff, most trained through and because of the project, will be the powerhouse of this healthcare service.

Exceptional commitment and drive by a small band of expatriate paediatricians, together with increasing donor generosity, have helped ensure the current level of positive progress.

1. Building a sustainable future


Training and development of Malawian healthcare professionals, nurses, clinical officers and post-grads has to be a focus and there are a number of funding support needs here.

2. Improving infrastructure


Overall, the infrastructure throughout the various PAEDS departments, wards and facilities need upgrading thus enabling better specialist services and improving healthcare delivery.

For example, all areas need better access to scanning/ultra sound equipment. The access routes between some wards and facilities need improvement. This involves overhead cover in some cases, and floor surfaces and corridors around many others.

3. Drugs and Equipment and Medical Consumables


On-going needs in this area can be found in the NEEDS section.

There will also be specific needs for equipment and fittings when new facilities such as the new HDU come forward. The A&E project will give rise to similar needs.

FOSCiM raises some of the funds needed to train, develop, and retain doctors, nurses, clinical officers and related staff in Paediatrics, and to pay for some of the much needed equipment, consumables and other resources.

FOSCiM is a big sponsor of the hospital Orthopaedic Workshop making wheelchairs and other devices to mobilise Malawi children with severe mobility issues. 1,000 wheelchairs have been made and delivered so far and the workshop extended to meet the increased demand.

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