The Malawi government is trying to stem the spread of Covid-19 with strict measures. The country's hospitals, including Zomba Central Hospital (ZCH), are trying to meet the demands and requirements of the Malawian Ministry of Health, but have no financial resources to do so. Among other things, the few places in the intensive care units for Covid 19 patients, who have to be kept strictly separate from other patients, are problematic. In order to counter the expected next wave of infections, it is necessary to expand the infrastructure and also to train the medical staff specifically in the area of hygiene and infection control.
The project supports the establishment of the necessary infrastructure and further capacity development at the ZCH in order to strengthen the care of patients with Covid-19 and other highly contagious infectious diseases.
The cooperation partner in Malawi is ZCH, an urban, public, general hospital, that offers free treatment to all citizens of Malawi. The cooperation partner in the Free State of Thuringia is the Thuringian State Chancellery. The implementing partner of the project is the Zomba Hospital Projekt e.V. association. The association is closely linked to the Sophien- und Hufeland-Klinikum gGmbH in Weimar, which is the project's support structure in Thuringia. Further support is provided by Thuringian companies (e.g. orthopaedic shops) in the form of donations.
You can find the factsheet of the project here.