Pro Phalombe is very proud to announce that our solar installation in the hospital is completed. The system was tested and put into operation a few days ago. It has already experienced a trial by fire – a tree fell on the ESCOM lines near the hospital, so the power was cut off for about…

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The first of three rows of panels is completed. The security fence has been built, the panels are installed – we are confident that the work will be completed in a few weeks. More on this in the project description The satellite image from Google Maps is incredibly up-to-date – the flattened surface of the…

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Batteries, shelves and solar panels were sent to Phalombe. Next, the batteries will be installed and connected to the hospital. With the construction of the security fence (wall), the solar panels will be fixed and installed – the last big step towards a self-sufficient power supply at Phalombe Hospital. More on this in the project…

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More than 30 members have been in Rotkreuz at our association meeting, to get information at first hand about the past 2019 financial year and our current projects – naturally in compliance with the requirements for corona protection concepts. The following aperitif was the opportunity for intensive discussions – most members have good knowledge about…

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As a result of Covid-19, the timetable has been further delayed. The inverters from Taiwan were fortunately delivered by air freight and a large part of the batteries have already arrived in Malawi. However, the panels are still in South Africa. They cannot be delivered due to all border closures. In Phalombe, the clearing and…

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In December 2019, malawimed.org clinical trainees reported that the anaesthesia machine in the large operating theatre in the hospital was defective and could not be repaired. In a European hospital, this is an unimaginable situation in which all operations would probably be cancelled and patients transferred to other hospitals. Together with the doctor in charge,…

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At the end of February 2020 the eagerly awaited autoclave was delivered to the Holy Family Mission Hospital – the times of foreign sterilizations in far away hospitals(!) are finally over. At the beginning of March the handover by the supplier took place, may this indispensable device function largely without breakdowns and for a long…

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The radiology wing was inaugurated with a popular and humorous speech by Bishop Thomas L. Msusa, various speeches and lots of dance and theatre. The radiology assistant Charles Tausi (radiology training financed by Adopt-a-Career) demonstrated the digital X-ray system – the excellent X-ray images are now available in the patient rooms and the “Doctors Office”…

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February 2018 – We and the Holy Family Mission Hospital are very proud to present the new radiology tract. In December, the X-ray system was delivered to Phalombe and with specialists from South Africa, the new, sensitive equipment was put into operation in accordance with regulations. On May 6th 2017, the general renovation and conversion…

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