World Medical Fund for Children

The Mobile Clinic for Children, saving young lives

We take medical care to where it is most needed, to vulnerable children/orphans who live in the remote villages of Malawi. In 2017 our mobile clinic treated just over 37,000 sick children. Without prompt access to antimalarials 18% of these children will suffer from long term disability or die.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1063756)

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Campaign target

£6,000

Amount raised

£12,425

Donations

27

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    Helping

Location

Situation

Malawi, one of the poorest nations in the world where children still die from illnesses that are easily preventable & treatable. 80% of the population live in remote rural areas, it can take up to 2 days for a sick child to reach a government hospital and even then it is not guaranteed that they will receive treatment as often the pharmacy shelves are empty. Mission hospitals are better equipped but treatment is not free and beyond the pocket of the poor. We serve the underserved.

Solution

The WMF Mobile Health Clinic is a fully equipped 4x4 vehicle stocked with medicines. Our medical team travel to carefully selected remote areas where there is no other access to healthcare to take the desperately needed medical care to the children. We treat malaria and all childhood diseases. Children who require critical in-patient care are transported to the government hospital. We also believe that prevention is better than cure and deliver public health education to the communities.

  • ‚Äú Volunteer with the mobile clinic & you will come away feeling that you have been part of something really worthwhile.‚Äù

    — Dr Caroline Lockley

  • My experiences in Malawi will stay with me for the rest of my medical career.

    — Simon Boyd

  • The volume of malaria cases we came across in each clinic was astronomical, and not infrequently overwhelming. Malaria is entirely preventable and treatable, and therefore I was frustrated to see the unnecessary suffering of so many innocent children, despite the best efforts of the WMF.

    — Hayley Robinson, final year medical student

  • “ Volunteer with the mobile clinic & you will come away feeling that you have been part of something really worthwhile.”

    — Dr Caroline Lockley

  • My experiences in Malawi will stay with me for the rest of my medical career.

    — Simon Boyd

  • The volume of malaria cases we came across in each clinic was astronomical, and not infrequently overwhelming. Malaria is entirely preventable and treatable, and therefore I was frustrated to see the unnecessary suffering of so many innocent children, despite the best efforts of the WMF.

    — Hayley Robinson, final year medical student