We hired a new clinician last month. His name is Khumbo Kasambala and he joins us from Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre.
Khumbo has been working in our Paediatric Out-Patient Department (OPD) with our other clinician – Gerald Kaitano. Together, they treated 4,360 out-patient children last month.
Welcome to our team Khumbo!
By Jill Claus
When they are arrived at Andiamo, we celebrated for obvious reasons: these are volunteers who stay thousands of kilometres away from here yet their hearts are so near to us. Together with many others they fundraise for the smooth running of Andiamo Youth Cooperative Trust. Through them many young boys and girls access to the much needed quality education. Yes through them, our kids are receiving treatment for free at Comfort Paediatric Clinic. Through them, we are giving a good service to the community of Balaka in Malawi. We wish you a safe flight back to Italy Manuel Todeschini (President of Orizzonte Malawi), Innocenzo and Nazarena.
The day Manuel arrived in Balaka
The day Fr. Mario arrived together with Innocenzo and Nazarena
We cannot let them go
Thank you for your solidarity
Coss Chiwalo and Gertrude with a smile that says, “we are meeting soon in Italy”
Guardians and patients queueing for treatment
February was another busy month at Comfort Clinics. Overall, we treated 5,672 patients, which is a 5% increase over January. The majority of the patients were in our Out-Patient Department (3,838). The number of Upper Respiratory Infections surpassed the number of Malaria cases – this is a typical occurrence as the rainy season progresses. The following list outlines where most of the cases were:
770 cases of Upper Respiratory Infections
611 cases of Malaria (5 years & Over)
546 cases of Malaria (Under 5 years)
333 cases of Skin Conditions
265 cases of Diarrhoea (Under 5 years)
252 cases of Acute Respiratory Infections (Under 5 years)
By Jill Claus