Our Partners in Africa

  • "We are so proud of the donations received. The local community is very poor and couldn't afford to pay for medicines otherwise. The donations are saving lives." (Visit October 2019)

    - Patrick Mthanyama - Medical Assistant, Tsangano Health Centre, Malawi
  • "We assure you that these supplies will be used well for the good of the patients. You are a true partner." (20ft Shipping Container July 2019)

    - Dr Patrick Turay, Holy Spirit Hospital, Sierra Leone
  • "The whole lots of things you have been donating to us, have us to render quality and affordable health care to our people... you see the joy and excitement for this sack. Thank you" (Outreach Rucksack Consignment May 2019)

    - Sr Mary Laetitia Ofama, St Edwards Hospital, Ghana
  • "Thank you so much for the medicines you supported us with. The medicine is very useful to our facilities. My sister and I would like to say welcome again to our community of sisters" (Visit September 2017)

    - Sr Veronica Bite, Rosana Dispensary, Tanzania

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17Oct

Inter Care assists responsible prescribing
Inter Care assists responsible prescribing

As a charity, we supply antimicrobials, free of charge, to the majority of the partner health units we support, in some of the most deprived parts of rural sub-Saharan Africa. Our donations are vital due to the dire shortage of effective medicines and to provide a safe alternative to the substandard and falsified products that … Continue reading Inter Care assists responsible prescribing

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

18Jan

Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana

“We wish to acknowledge receipt of all the supplies you sent us in October,2015. We are in indeed grateful for your efforts in getting us these supplies, which has and continues to impact positively on the care we give to our patients’. We wish to assure you that, these medical supplies would be strictly used … Continue reading Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana

05Oct

£144,000 worth of medical supplies sent to Sierra Leone
£144,000 worth of medical supplies sent to Sierra Leone

On Wednesday 27th September, Inter Care sent the third shipping container of medical supplies to Sierra Leone – worth £144,000!! Thanks to Inter Care’s supporters, the charity achieved it’s target to raise £4,000 to make the project happen. The donation will be send to Holy Spirit Hospital in Makeni, Sierra Leone and will help to … Continue reading £144,000 worth of medical supplies sent to Sierra Leone

05Jul

Sierra Leone Shipping Container Project
Sierra Leone Shipping Container Project

Inter Care want to send a shipping container of medical supplies to support 7 health units in Sierra Leone In late Summer, we are aiming to send a 20ft shipping container of medical supplies to be distributed to 7 health units in Sierra Leone. This container will consist of vital medical equipment and resources that … Continue reading Sierra Leone Shipping Container Project

17Oct

Inter Care assists responsible prescribing
Inter Care assists responsible prescribing

As a charity, we supply antimicrobials, free of charge, to the majority of the partner health units we support, in some of the most deprived parts of rural sub-Saharan Africa. Our donations are vital due to the dire shortage of effective medicines and to provide a safe alternative to the substandard and falsified products that … Continue reading Inter Care assists responsible prescribing

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

27Feb

Ebola vaccine could be available by 2018
Ebola vaccine could be available by 2018

A highly effective vaccine that guards against the deadly Ebola virus could be available by 2018, says the World Health Organisation. Trials of the vaccine, called rVSV-ZEBOV, conducted in Guinea, show it offers 100% protection. Ten days after vaccination, none of the trial subjects developed Ebola virus disease. The very few who did, in the … Continue reading Ebola vaccine could be available by 2018

01Apr

WHO downgrades Ebola health risk
WHO downgrades Ebola health risk

The latest update on Ebola in Africa. To date there have been 12 small clusters of cases the most recent on 17th March 2016 in Guniea. The WHO says countries have been able to quickly contain these outbreaks. However experts say we should remain vigilant. Worldwide, there have been 28,639 cases of Ebola virus disease … Continue reading WHO downgrades Ebola health risk

15Jan

Latest on the Ebola outbreak:
Latest on the Ebola outbreak:

  Sierra Leone officials have confirmed a death from Ebola, hours after the World Health Organization declared the latest West Africa outbreak over. Read more on the BBC’s website here. Link

07Nov

Latest on the Ebola outbreak: 
Latest on the Ebola outbreak: 

  Sierra Leone has been declared free from Ebola disease after 42 days without a case. Read more on the BBC’s website here. Link During the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone which tragically claimed the lives of almost 4,000 people, Inter Care began sending emergency aid to another four health units in the country, in … Continue reading Latest on the Ebola outbreak: 

22Apr

Our beneficiaries in Sierra Leone have been heavily affected by the terrible Ebola outbreak.
Our beneficiaries in Sierra Leone have been heavily affected by the terrible Ebola outbreak.

So far, since the beginning of October, Inter Care has sent emergency aid to the value of over £30,000 to 6 hospitals and health centres in Sierra Leone, who are in the front line of the Ebola crisis. We have been able to do this thanks to the generosity of Pal International Ltd, Crescent Pharma Ltd and other anonymous corporations who have kindly donated the medicines and personal protective equipment that are so desperately needed.

22Feb

Bringing better health services to Africa
Bringing better health services to Africa

Inter Care’s One Wish Project has successfully helped many health units across sub-Saharan Africa including our newest partner, St Anthony’s Dispensary. Inter Care’s partner health units have been able to request vital medical equipment that will assist with diagnosis. We have received some feedback from St Anthony’s Dispensary regarding the medical supplies that they received … Continue reading Bringing better health services to Africa

21Apr

Inter Care receives a thank you letter from Tanzania!
Inter Care receives a thank you letter from Tanzania!

Recently, Inter Care received a letter of appreciation from Kibosho Hospital to thank us for the medical aid they recently received from Inter Care (February 2023). This is thanks to our amazing supporters and donors who make it possible for us to send vital medical aid to health units in Tanzania and the other countries … Continue reading Inter Care receives a thank you letter from Tanzania!

21Nov

Visiting Huruma Hospital
Visiting Huruma Hospital

Mothers need support this Christmas Challenges in the maternity ward Huruma Hospital currently has no water supply. The hospital was quieter than usual as this news has travelled in the local community. Women who urgently need to get to the hospital are at risk of infection, especially because Sr Mariadaria has a short supply of … Continue reading Visiting Huruma Hospital

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

30Mar

Supporting Mothers in Africa
Supporting Mothers in Africa

Our campaign which starts on Mother’s Day and finishes in May 2022. Here at Inter Care, we are working hard to reach health units across sub-Saharan Africa with their requests of medicine, medical equipment and first aid supplies. As part of the orders we are shipping this Spring/Summer, we will, undoubtedly, be supporting many mothers … Continue reading Supporting Mothers in Africa

06Dec

The Big Give 2018
The Big Give 2018

We are blown away by the AMAZING support we have received for our 2018 The Big Give Christmas campaign. This has been our most successful Christmas campaign to date, raising … *Drumroll*… £14,161 (Online total)! Your donations will send our remaining 300-outreach rucksacks, along with 37 top-up packs! Ensuring the outreach rucksacks will continue to … Continue reading The Big Give 2018

17Oct

Inter Care assists responsible prescribing
Inter Care assists responsible prescribing

As a charity, we supply antimicrobials, free of charge, to the majority of the partner health units we support, in some of the most deprived parts of rural sub-Saharan Africa. Our donations are vital due to the dire shortage of effective medicines and to provide a safe alternative to the substandard and falsified products that … Continue reading Inter Care assists responsible prescribing

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

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

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

18Dec

Kwediboma, Thank you
Kwediboma, Thank you

It is wonderful to hear that the support we provide is helping those in vital need! Merry Christmas from all at Inter Care. “Good afternoon, In the Autumn you kindly helped me send two Microlife Vital Signs Alert Blood Pressure monitors to Kwediboma. The monitors are in use and the Sisters say that they are playing … Continue reading Kwediboma, Thank you

31Jan

RESULTS: Appeal to send medicines to a hospital in Malawi
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 … Continue reading RESULTS: Appeal to send medicines to a hospital in Malawi

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

16Mar

Cyclone Freddy directly hits Inter Care’s Partner Health Units in Malawi
Cyclone Freddy directly hits Inter Care’s Partner Health Units in Malawi

In the past week, Cyclone Freddy has swept it’s way across Southern Malawi, destroying small villages and communities. This news will be in the history books as the longest ever cyclone in history. It began in Australia on 6th February and has now hit the African coastline twice! Mozambique and southern Malawi have taken the … Continue reading Cyclone Freddy directly hits Inter Care’s Partner Health Units in Malawi

01Mar

A shipping container of medical supplies is on it’s way to Malawi
A shipping container of medical supplies is on it’s way to Malawi

Destined to reach Ekwendeni Mission Hospital in Northern Malawi and the medical supplies will be distributed to 4 other partner hospitals On Tuesday 28th February 2023, we loaded 10 pallets of medical supplies onto our 20ft shipping container and sent it on it’s way! It will make it’s way to Felixstowe Port and will track … Continue reading A shipping container of medical supplies is on it’s way to Malawi

21Nov

10 years of support for Nzama Health Centre, Malawi
10 years of support for Nzama Health Centre, Malawi

Malawi visits 2009 – 2019 Witnessing the challenges and rising cases of infections We first visited Nzama Health Centre in 2009. The health centre is in a very remote area and is hard to reach. The first thing we noticed was one pair of disposable gloves hanging on a washing line. This pair of gloves … Continue reading 10 years of support for Nzama Health Centre, 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.

12Jan

Our Second Container arrives in Malawi
Our Second Container arrives in Malawi

We received news from our partners in Malawi that the 20ft shipping container has arrived Good afternoon. I am glad to inform you that finally the container has arrived. Thank you very much. I am going to send  you e-mail during the week. Thank you very much. I will sort it and inform the Sisters … Continue reading Our Second Container arrives in Malawi

22Jul

Container Full of Life Saving Medical Supplies Begins it’s Journey to Africa
Container Full of Life Saving Medical Supplies Begins it’s Journey to Africa

Making a difference in Malawi This is the story of our faithful supporters and community, climbing on board to make a huge difference to the health of thousands of patients in sub-Saharan Africa who are living in extreme poverty. [metaslider id=3116] On Thursday 16th July 2020, Inter Care packed up a 20ft shipping container of … Continue reading Container Full of Life Saving Medical Supplies Begins it’s Journey to Africa

15Apr

Health units across Malawi are suffering from a huge lack of medical resources and small numbers of healthcare staff
Health units across Malawi are suffering from a huge lack of medical resources and small numbers of healthcare staff

Nzama Health Centre require 10 nurses, however, there is not enough staff accommodation. This means that the healthcare staff assess more patients than they are able to, and with very little medical supplies. On Inter Care’s visit to Malawi in 2019, the team meet Sr Teresa at Nzama Health Centre. The nurse tells the team … Continue reading Health units across Malawi are suffering from a huge lack of medical resources and small numbers of healthcare staff

31Mar

A health facility in Malawi support a very large population with very little medical resources
A health facility in Malawi support a very large population with very little medical resources

On a trip in 2019, Inter Care visits a large facility called Tsangano Health Centre which supports a catchment of 22,700. This does not include patients that come over from the Mozambique border. It was obvious that this facility was facing many challenges. The team spoke to Sr Bernadette to find out more. Sr Bernadette, … Continue reading A health facility in Malawi support a very large population with very little medical resources

31Mar

St Joseph’s Hospital have to give treatment for free as many patients cannot afford to pay
St Joseph’s Hospital have to give treatment for free as many patients cannot afford to pay

St Joseph’s Hospital in Limbe, Malawi has excellent contacts with all the health units in the area (Blantyre region). This large hospital acts as a “host” for Inter Care’s shipping containers. This means they distribute the contents to several partner health units in their area on behlaf of the charity. On our visit to Malawi … Continue reading St Joseph’s Hospital have to give treatment for free as many patients cannot afford to pay

31Mar

With so little medical aid to treat patients, lives are harder to save
With so little medical aid to treat patients, lives are harder to save

St Joseph’s Mission Hospital in Malawi is a large facility. They serve a catchment area of 53,000 people. Even though the hospital has a healthy number of healthcare staff and departments, it struggles to support patients who are unable to pay for their treatment. This mission hospital has to make difficult decisions everyday. On our … Continue reading With so little medical aid to treat patients, lives are harder to save

31Mar

Meet Jezman, the Pharmacist at St Joseph’s Hospital, Limbe in Malawi
Meet Jezman, the Pharmacist at St Joseph’s Hospital, Limbe in Malawi

Did you know?St Joseph’s often have to refer a patient because they have no medication. This means a patient would have to travel 32km and often, when they get to the referral unit they have ran out of medical supplies too. Inter Care donations will mean referrals could decrease. Jezman explains the challenges around funds… … Continue reading Meet Jezman, the Pharmacist at St Joseph’s Hospital, Limbe in Malawi

31Mar

Meet Wellington, the Medical Assistant at St Martin’s Health Centre in Malawi
Meet Wellington, the Medical Assistant at St Martin’s Health Centre in Malawi

Read about how Inter Care help Wellington and his team save lives…

31Mar

Meet Sr Josephine, the Sister in Charge of Maternity Care at Nsipe Health Centre in Malawi
Meet Sr Josephine, the Sister in Charge of Maternity Care at Nsipe Health Centre in Malawi

Inter Care are supporting Sr Josephine with vital medical aid for those who cannot afford to pay for treatment…

31Mar

Meet Patrick Mthanyama, the Medical Assistant at Tsangano Health Centre
Meet Patrick Mthanyama, the Medical Assistant at Tsangano Health Centre

Patrick tells us why Inter Care donations are so important…

31Mar

Meet Sr Martha, the Medical Assistant at Namulenga Health Centre in Malawi
Meet Sr Martha, the Medical Assistant at Namulenga Health Centre in Malawi

Read about Sister Martha’s challenges in her role. It can be really difficult to treat her 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.

31Mar

Rose and Joyce visit Namulenga Health Centre in Malawi
Rose and Joyce visit Namulenga Health Centre in Malawi

Click on the link to read about the treatment Rose was able to receive.

31Mar

Zione and Mara visit St Martin’s Health Centre in Malawi
Zione and Mara visit St Martin’s Health Centre in Malawi

Zione receives help on how to care for her premature baby…

11Mar

MALAWI FLOODS
MALAWI FLOODS

On Friday 8th March, Sr Mercy at Inter Care partner health unit St Joseph’s Hospital, Limbe, contacted Diane (Inter Care, General Manager) to inform of heavy rainfall and the devastating effects on the local community. For over 1 week Southern Malawi has had severe rainfall, with more predicted. This has affected half of the country’s districts … Continue reading MALAWI FLOODS

06Dec

The Big Give 2018
The Big Give 2018

We are blown away by the AMAZING support we have received for our 2018 The Big Give Christmas campaign. This has been our most successful Christmas campaign to date, raising … *Drumroll*… £14,161 (Online total)! Your donations will send our remaining 300-outreach rucksacks, along with 37 top-up packs! Ensuring the outreach rucksacks will continue to … Continue reading The Big Give 2018

05Nov

Diclofenac donation saves lives!
Diclofenac donation saves lives!

In September 2018, Action Medeor a Charity based in Germany with branches in Malawi and Tanzania, generously donated £1,500 of Diclofenac ampoules to 16 partner health units in Malawi. Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine given to reduce inflammation and as an analgesic reducing pain in certain conditions. Shortly after sending this donation, we received notification … Continue reading Diclofenac donation saves lives!

17Oct

Inter Care assists responsible prescribing
Inter Care assists responsible prescribing

As a charity, we supply antimicrobials, free of charge, to the majority of the partner health units we support, in some of the most deprived parts of rural sub-Saharan Africa. Our donations are vital due to the dire shortage of effective medicines and to provide a safe alternative to the substandard and falsified products that … Continue reading Inter Care assists responsible prescribing

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

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

20Mar

Malawi raises legal age of marriage
Malawi raises legal age of marriage

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has approved a law which raises the age for marriage from 16 to 18. Local and foreign non-governmental organisations have long campaigned for the ban on child marriage, saying it “traps girls, their families and communities into a cycle of inter-generational poverty”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-32325177. Each year, 15 million girls are married before … Continue reading Malawi raises legal age of marriage

23May

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2016
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2016

The 23rd May is International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. Calling for an end to this devastating childbirth injury within a generation, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon states, “it pains me deeply that this preventable and treatable condition still exists in our world, mainly affecting the poorest and most marginalised women and girls, causing them even greater … Continue reading International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2016

14Oct

Mumbezhi Holy Family Rural Health Centre, Malawi
Mumbezhi Holy Family Rural Health Centre, Malawi

An acknowledgement from Malawi which we wish to share. “On behalf of the staff and community of Mumbezhi Holy Family RHC and indeed on my behalf I wish to express my sincere gratitude for the receipt of the consignments which were all received in good condition. all the medicines, linen, instruments, BP machines, glucometer machines … Continue reading Mumbezhi Holy Family Rural Health Centre, Malawi