RESULTS: Appeal to send medicines to a hospital in Malawi

Thanks to Inter Care’s donors, we have raised £5,149 towards our emergency appeal. These funds will enable Inter Care to send a large donation of antibiotics to Mlambe hospital in Malawi.

We are sending a donation of antibiotics to Mlambe Hospital in Southern Malawi

Inter Care has received a large donation of high-quality antibiotics from a pharmaceutical company via International Health Partners. This donation equates to 16,800 patient treatments of Ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic used to treat serious bacterial infections.

Mlambe Hospital is situated in the area of Blantyre in Malawi. The hospital looks after many communities from the surrounding villages. The patients they serve are very vulnerable and cannot afford to pay for their treatment due to their low and unsteady income. Furthermore, the healthcare staff have challenges in accessing high-quality medicines to treat their patients.

Zaina, a mother of 4, was recently supported by Inter Care medicines. She told us,

“I am very grateful to the medical help received from here (Mlambe Hospital). My daughter has healed fast because of the treatment which doctors and nurses have been giving to her”. Doctors who helped treat Zaina’s daughter told us that, “Zaina and the healthcare staff appeal for further support so that others should benefit as has been the case with her infant”.

Alpha is a recently retired teacher and a well-respected member of his community. Alpha visited Mendewa Clinic in Sierra Leone with symptoms of high fever and sickness. The doctors were concerned of his health because of his age (78 years old) and took him in for assessment.

Alpha was diagnosed with Malaria and Typhoid which the doctors treated with a course of antibiotics including Ciprofloxacin donated by Inter Care.

Alpha is now feeling better and passed on this message,

“Thank you Inter Care. I would not have been able to buy the medicines used for my treatment. I did not receive my pension for the month when I was struck ill. The money I get is minimal and runs out after a few days. I am grateful for the support. You are a blessing to the community”