The Tim Russell Community Medical Clinic
Photo June 2018
The Tim Russell Community Medical Clinic is an initiative of Educaring Africa and our development partners the Malawi Volunteer Organisation (MVO). The project began in 2016 and is in the final stages of construction. The clinic is based in Chizula Village, Monkey Bay and will service around 15 local villages, none of whom currently have easy access to local medical services. The Monkey Bay Government Hospital, which is located some 10km away from Chizula, is the closest major medical facility in the region.
In filling a vital gap in services, the clinic will provide affordable healthcare and pharmaceuticals to the community, with some essential services to be provided for free. Through a close working relationship with the local government hospital in Monkey Bay, the clinic will be serviced by rotating clinicians and nurses, while medical volunteers and students will also play a role in servicing the community through MVO's existing medical outreach initiatives. Due to the impacts of COVID-19, Educaring Africa and MVO are aiming for the clinic to be open and operational in 2021 as it continues to raise funds to complete the project.
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Mixing cement proved fun for some!
Friends of the late Tim Russell travelled to Malawi in 2016 to assist in the early stages of construction with local builders. More than 30 local people have been employed throughout various stages of the project since it began in early 2016.
A design layout of the medical centre. As illustrated, features include consultation rooms, cancer screening and ultrasound services, HIV/AIDS testing and counselling, dressing and treatment facilities, pharmacy (dispensary) and a waiting bay, which will also be used for health talks and seminars.