Good news from our partners in Malawi

News for our friends at Embangweni Mission, northern Malawi: recently a team of visiting clinicians organised screening and treatment for trachoma, an infection of the eye, with the staff at Embangweni eye clinic working alongside them. Screening identified 29 people who required surgery for trichiasis, a condition caused by trachoma. Surgery was was carried out the following day.

Patients post-op at Embangweni
Walking wounded now, but soon these patients will be finding welcome relief from the effects of a common, nasty infection.

Trachoma is the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness of infectious origin, it spreads in areas where access to clean water is limited. If untreated it causes scarring to the eyelids, which is painful and causes permanent damage to the surface of the eye.

Adventure Day Sunday 21 July

On Sunday 21 July, we’re planning another Adventure Day at Fellowship Afloat’s centre at Tollesbury, just 15 miles from Colchester. The adventure this time will be a day sail in the Blackwater Estuary, followed by a barbecue in the evening (arrive 09:00, depart 19:00). There will be a range of boats from dinghies to larger (and drier!) boats. The price per person is £45, but we may be able to reduce this figure depending on the number who book. Also, bursaries are available to help those in need. Get in contact for more details!

Sail Away at Fellowship Afloat!