Health
 Malawi
Project #6988

Power Health in Rural Malawi - Support > 30,000

by Light Up Malawi

Summary

Save Lives and Educate Communities. Provide security and energy for the Mauwa Health Centre. You will help it grow from an unpowered building, with 10 beds for >30,000, to a 60 bed health resource.
$4,330.00
total raised
60
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

On average, Mauwa Health Centre serves 245 antenatal cases, 420 malaria cases, 105 deliveries and 24 referral cases per month. With only 10 beds available, admission is currently only available for deliveries. If all 105 average deliveries per month were evenly spaced and timed, each mother would receive a little over 2 days of in-patient care (for labor and delivery). But deliveries are rarely well timed, and lack of energy and inadequate space denies many critical patients the care they need.

Solution

We will provide immediate access to energy for the present facility, and work with the Malawi Ministry of Health and Doctors Without Borders to develop a 60 bed facility for expanded in-patient services for Maternity and HIV healthcare needs.

Long-Term Impact

You will raise the standard of care for Malawi Health Centres by delivering a larger, sterile environment for improved infant mortality, lights for nighttime service and security, and resources that will educate and propagate knowledge districtwide.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.lightupmalawi.org
LUM website-see our Board of Directors & Advisors
A 22 part MSF blog about Chiradzulu, and Mauwa HC.
MDs w/​o Borders: in Chiradzulu, Malawi since 1986.
The Uber Shelter- a structure supporting our work.

Organization Information

Light Up Malawi

Location: Monte Sereno, CA - USA
Light Up Malawi
Project Leader:
Ryan Renner
Peoria, IL United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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