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.
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.