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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

14Nov

Inter Care is Hiring – Fundraising & Communications Intern
Inter Care is Hiring – Fundraising & Communications Intern

Established in 1974, Inter Care sends targeted medical aid to rural health units in some of the poorest parts of Africa. The health units we support serve a catchment population of over 10 million in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. Inter Care is looking for a graduate intern to join our small team … Continue reading Inter Care is Hiring – Fundraising & Communications Intern

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

23Jun

Accendo Pharma and ActiKid ® generous donation!
Accendo Pharma and ActiKid ® generous donation!

  On behalf of all at Inter Care and our partner health units in Africa, we wish to say a huge thank you to Accendo Pharma (http://accendopharma.com/#!home). On Monday 19th June, Accendo Pharma very generously donated 350 packs of Bendroflumethiazide 2.5mg and 369 packs of ActiKid ® multi-vitamin chewable tablets to Inter Care! We also received a donation of their new … Continue reading Accendo Pharma and ActiKid ® generous donation!