Medical

Medical care in Malawi is provided by the government in the form of local clinics and hospitals. There are also a few private hospitals scattered around the country. The doctor to patient ratio is one of the lowest in the world, with only about 300 doctors for 18 million citizens. Complicating matters is the lack of transportation to a health facility. If one is very ill and unable to pay a bicycle taxi or walk the many miles to a clinic or hospital, the necessary care may not be obtained.  To facilitate care for the very sick and vulnerable, Demonstrate Love supports Common Ground Ministries, a local ambulance ministry in the Mulanje District.

 

The best care is found at private hospitals, which is financially out of reach for most villagers, at prices up to $30 per day for isolation ward services of a COVID patient.  Demonstrate Love assists with medical bills for those in crisis medical situations.