Mulanje Mission Hospital
Mulanje Mission Hospital (MMH) is situated in the far south of the country, close to the border with Mozambique. It was established towards the end of the 19th century and now runs a wide range of primary and community healthcare projects and hospital in and out-patient services. It also has a School of Nursing.
In 2008, Mulanje Mission Hospital admitted just under 8,000 patients and delivered over 2500 babies. The Primary Healthcare department runs a number of programmes, including environmental health, Mother and Child Health, nutrition and HIV & AIDS services.
EMMS International currently sponsors a bed at the hospital.
In the last two years we raised over £80,000 to provide funds to upgrade the mortuary, build new staff accommodation and upgrade existing staff accommodation. Further sponsorship funding helped renovate the Isolation Ward, replace mattresses and bedding, upgrade the Children's Ward and improve the corridors.
We also secured a grant of £137,000 from the Scottish Government International Development Fund to help Mulanje Mission Hospital develop its Community Health programme. This has had a hugely positive impact in the local community, contributing to:
- Under 5 clinic attendance increase of 260%
- Immunisations increased by 43%
- HIV Prevalence amongst youths fell by 6%
- Number of village health committees increased by 40%
- 340% increase in attendace at HIV treatment clinics
- 360% increase in HIV testing