We believe that healthcare must be a basic right for every child, not a luxury. Every day we save young lives and end suffering in Sub-Saharan Africa by taking medical care to children, otherwise denied access because they live in remote villages, often over 20km away from the nearest tarmac road.
We employ a methodology based on our simple philosophy:
To employ a “Dust on the boots” practical approach, rather than theory.
To work hand in hand with the local community.
To deliver high achievement on the ground with low administration costs.
WHERE WE WORK
We work in the world’s remote areas, our current focus is Malawi where we have been working since 1997, our work has also touched the D.R.C. and Angola.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
In all of the villages we drive to, we are the only access to medical care that the children have. Our Mobile Clinic visits each village group on a 4 weekly schedule. Apart from the rainy season when we borrow a local home our Mobile Clinic operates from under the shade of a tree. We carry a wide range of medicines and can therefore treat a wide range of conditions. Those children who present needing minor surgery are referred to our Mobile Operating Theatre.
Award winning Film Director Ken Howard came to Malawi and filmed a documentry on our work, here is a short version on You Tube.
EXPLORE OUR PROJECTS
Find out about the work we currently do, have done and plan to do with your support!
Imagine a GP surgery on wheels carrying stocks of medicines and a clinical team. Delivering life-saving medical care to where no one had gone before; ensuring sick children in the remotest villages do not become just another sad, anonymous statistic in the child mortality tables.
An operating theatre on wheels, able to reach deep into the African bush and deliver life-saving, limb-saving, sight-saving treatments to children who would otherwise be left to suffer or die without hope.
Our Thandizo centre delivers quality, holistic care and has been certified as a “Centre of Excellence”. The greatest challenge to overcome was to ensure children attend every month for their clinical management so we made it as unlike a medical facility as possible, it is a place of fun with sports, games & toys.