Meet the Patients

18Jun

INTER CARE MEDICAL AID SAVES THE LIFE OF BABY JOSEPH
INTER CARE MEDICAL AID SAVES THE LIFE OF BABY JOSEPH

This is a story about a 3 month old baby called Joseph. Sadly, he was abandoned by his mother and father and now his 70-year-old grandmother cares for him: there is no one else to help. Due to a very small income, Joseph’s elderly grandmother struggled to provide nutritional requirements for her grandson’s needs. In … Continue reading INTER CARE MEDICAL AID SAVES THE LIFE OF BABY JOSEPH

13May

Helping patients across Africa who need long term medical care
Helping patients across Africa who need long term medical care

From left to right: Dereck, his mother and his nurse at Kibosho Hospital, Tanzania. Picture taken on Inter Care visit to Tanzania in 2022 Dereck’s Story Dereck lives in the hills of Moshi, Tanzania. At just 22, Dereck is paralysed and wheelchair dependent.  He’s had physical deformities of the lower limbs since his childhood, when … Continue reading Helping patients across Africa who need long term medical care

13Oct

Malawi News: A Patient in Palliative Care
Malawi News: A Patient in Palliative Care

Getting to know Limbani Limbani lives in the central region of Malawi, where he is a teacher at a secondary school. Limbani has a wifeand a 16-year-old son. He is a parishioner a local church, and he volunteers regularly as a church youth leader. Cancer diagnosis In October 2022, Limbani developed a simple sore on … Continue reading Malawi News: A Patient in Palliative Care

06Oct

GRANTING ONE WISH: PHOTOTHERAPY MACHINE
GRANTING ONE WISH: PHOTOTHERAPY MACHINE

Jaundice and phototherapy Whilst treatment for newborn jaundice is not usually needed, if tests show very high levels of bilirubin in a baby’s blood and if left untreated, there is a small risk the bilirubin could pass into the brain and cause permanent damage.Phototherapy, is one of two main treatments, that can be carried out … Continue reading GRANTING ONE WISH: PHOTOTHERAPY MACHINE

26May

Inter Care helps Gladness receive free treatment
Inter Care helps Gladness receive free treatment

Getting to know Gladness Born in 1972, Gladness completed her education at Mvumi school aged 15. Gladness is a single mother. She was married to Godfrey, who sadly passed away in 2005. At that difficult time, she was leftwith five children to support.Nowadays she lives nearby in a small house with her threechildren and one … Continue reading Inter Care helps Gladness receive free treatment

29Jun

Inter Care’s partners in Malawi
Inter Care’s partners in Malawi

Helen Cox tells a story from a doctor’s perspective. My only first-hand experience of Inter Care on the ground (as opposed to in the warehouse) has been in Malawi, one of the poorest ten countries in the world, with few natural resources and a high disease burden, not least with HIV/AIDS and its associated cancers. … Continue reading Inter Care’s partners in Malawi

12Jan

Gertrude visits St Joseph’s Hospital, Limbe with a painful stomach
Gertrude visits St Joseph’s Hospital, Limbe with a painful stomach

Getting to know Gertrude Gertrude is a mother to 8 children – 5 of which have passed away. Gertrude is 45 years old and started suffering with abdominal pain which she says has been happening for one year. She said, “At first, I felt it was not a serious problem, but then I thought, I … Continue reading Gertrude visits St Joseph’s Hospital, Limbe with a painful stomach

12Jan

Nzama Health Centre in Malawi often runs out of tablets. They have to think of other ways to treat their young patients.
Nzama Health Centre in Malawi often runs out of tablets. They have to think of other ways to treat their young patients.

Jaco is 8 years old and the youngest of 5 children. He has a high fever of 40°C and has been vomiting. His very concerned grandmother, Eva, takes him to Nzama Health Centre for a diagnosis and treatment. Upon arrival, Jaco was given a Malaria test but it was negative. The healthcare staff also though … Continue reading Nzama Health Centre in Malawi often runs out of tablets. They have to think of other ways to treat their young patients.

31Mar

Hope and Ernest receive help at Nsipe Health Centre in Malawi
Hope and Ernest receive help at Nsipe Health Centre in Malawi

Read about why Olivia was so worried…

31Mar

Olivia and Melina visit Namulenga Health Centre in Malawi
Olivia and Melina visit Namulenga Health Centre in Malawi

Find out how Sr Martha helped young Melina with Inter Care’s support.