africa

17May

OUTREACH RUCKSACKS – Waste Not Want Not!
OUTREACH RUCKSACKS – Waste Not Want Not!

  On 19th February 2018, David Ritchie, former editor of Veterinary Practice magazine, generously donated 400 rucksacks to our warehouse, following the VetsNorth and VetsSouth conferences 2018. Gwen Covey-Crump, Clinical Anaesthetist & Pain Specialist at Langford Vets, found Inter Care’s contact details via a community champion after seeing hundreds of brand new rucksacks that could have gone to waste. … Continue reading OUTREACH RUCKSACKS – Waste Not Want Not!

10Apr

Malawi poverty
Malawi poverty

Malawi is a largely agricultural country, which over the last 60 years has made some progress to overcome underdevelopment and to reduce poverty. Although there has been a 35% population rise over 10 years since 2005 to 18 Million, the percentage of people living below the poverty line and within rural areas has stayed at around 80% … Continue reading Malawi poverty

28Mar

Teenage pregnancies in Tanzania
Teenage pregnancies in Tanzania

In June 2017, President of Tanzania John Magifuli released a statement that, during his term as president, no girl student who gets pregnant will be allowed to return to school after they deliver their child. Since this statement, pregnant students have been arrested and may now be forced to testify in court as to who got them pregnant. … Continue reading Teenage pregnancies in Tanzania

14Mar

Medicines shortage in Tanzania
Medicines shortage in Tanzania

The Tanzanian Government has said in 2018/2019 it will set aside financial support to purchase medicines used to treat opportunistic infections for HIV-positive patients, which if not timely managed can be life threatening. Currently medicines such as Fluconazole and Aciclovir at health units in Tanzania are in short supply, due to developmental partners who have ceased … Continue reading Medicines shortage in Tanzania

08Feb

KCI generously donates over £60,000 of dressings!
KCI generously donates over £60,000 of dressings!

On behalf of all at Inter Care and our partner health units in Africa, we wish to say a huge thank you to KCI, an Acelity Company. Tuesday 23rd January 2018, trustees Alan & Jean made a visit to KCI, Skipton to collect a generous donation of dressings. This donation consisting of over 2 car … Continue reading KCI generously donates over £60,000 of dressings!

27Nov

Leicester Lions visit Inter Care
Leicester Lions visit Inter Care

            Thank you to representatives from Leicester Lions, John and Michael, who visited Inter Care on Monday 27th November – Pictured above. Leicester Lions sponsored consignments of vital medical aid for Nkhamenya Hospital and Katete Community Hospital, Malawi. As a thank you from Inter Care, we invited 2 representatives to … Continue reading Leicester Lions visit Inter Care

03Nov

Universal Health Coverage
Universal Health Coverage
“Without health, people have nothing”, Dr Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organisation. In July 2017, Graça Machel, Mozambican politician and widow of former South African President Nelson Mandela, and Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, visited Tanzania to promote progress towards Universal Health Coverage. Universal Health Coverage means everyone receives the health care they need without suffering financial hardship. As … Continue reading Universal Health Coverage

27Oct

Zambia’s Compulsory HIV Testing
Zambia’s Compulsory HIV Testing
Zambian President Edgar Lungu has announced the legalisation of HIV testing and treatment in all public health institutions without the informed consent of patients. According to the president, the strategy, which has replaced voluntary counselling and testing, "prioritises the fight against HIV by ensuring that people know their status". Activists argue that apart from being an infringement … Continue reading Zambia’s Compulsory HIV Testing

20Oct

Obesity Rising as parts of Africa Embrace Fast Food
Obesity Rising as parts of Africa Embrace Fast Food
The growing popularity of fast food in parts of Africa is changing eating habits and affecting health. Ghana, for example, with a population of over 28 million people and pockets of extreme poverty, has enjoyed unprecedented national prosperity in the last decade. Despite the economy slowing down recently, it is rebounding and the signs of … Continue reading Obesity Rising as parts of Africa Embrace Fast Food

23May

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 23rd May 2017 
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 23rd May 2017 

  An estimated 2 million women and girls in Africa live with obstetric fistula It is estimated that another 100,000 develop the condition every year Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries. It is a hole between the birth canal and bladder or rectum caused by prolonged, obstructed labour, without … Continue reading International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 23rd May 2017