Clinical staff training continues with students progressing well

In partnership with Focus on Malawi (The Raven Trust) and mission hospitals in Malawi, we are currently sponsoring the training of three members of the medical staff, with a fourth to start soon. They are from Embangweni and Ekwendeni hospitals.

The first has recently completed successfully his general clinical officer training and waiting for final exam results. After a year’s internship, he will go on to a further 18 months of training, specialising in ophthalmology.

Eye clinic in Malawi
A student doing an eye test at Embangweni

Two members of staff at Embangweni recently completed successfully their first year in optometric technician training. They are currently back  working in their clinic until term starts. This coming year, another member of staff from Embangweni is set to commence a clinical-officer-in-ophthalmology course.

This training is being done at colleges in Malawi, and all students are local people who are committed to serving their local communities. Providing the funds for this training is a key part of Focus on Malawi’s objective to help enable sustainable eye care services at the mission hospitals in northern Malawi.

Vintage glasses sale at Town Hall, Colchester, 23 March

Amongst the kind donations of glasses and sunglasses made to Focus on Malawi, we occasionally find some retro or vintage gems. Some of them are in demand from vintage enthusiasts and collectors and, if we can sell them, the proceeds can be used for training students in Malawi. This coming Saturday 23 March, in association with The Raven Trust, we’ll have a stall-full of these optical gems at Colchester’s famous Secret Vintage World event. It’s at the Town Hall, on the High Street, from 10:30 – 16:00.Vintage sunglasses