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Primary Health Care

In the Mulanje district there are over 550,000 inhabitants. The immediate catchment area for the hospital and its Primary Health Care program is 72 villages with around 80,000 people. The Primary Health Care Department focuses on four intervention areas: Environmental Health; Mother and Child Health; Nutrition; HIV / AIDS community interventions (Counseling services, Home Based Care, People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWA) clinic, Orphan Care Training Centre and Youth Centre).

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Environmental health

The environmental health department at MMH ensures that the community within our catchment area has access to safe water and that hygiene measure are being practiced. The goal of environmental health is to reduce the incidence of communicable diseases. In 2010 the catchment area had 92% of its households with access to safe drinking water. …

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Maternal and Child Health

Our antenatal care, under-five and family planning services are integrated and provided through a static clinic at the hospital, supported by twelve outreach clinics in the community. During the fiscal year 2010/11 the total number of antenatal women that were attended to was 7909.  8229 clients received different contraceptives with 96% receiving the injectable Depo …

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Nutrition

Nutrition Rehabilitation Unit (NRU) In this special centre,  children under the age of five who are malnourished are admitted with their parent or guardian to monitor their weight gain, providing health education, cooking and feeding demonstrations and training in how to manage a home garden. High energy milk and nutritious porridge (Likuni Phala) are supplied …

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Local Child

Orphan Care

Due to the increasing number of orphans and the low survival rate of orphans within the first year of life, the hospital decided to offer training to guardians on how to care for these little ones to save their lives. Any orphan below the age of five can be admitted with a guardian for training …

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HIV/AIDS

The impact of HIV/AIDS is enormous in the whole of Malawi, with an overall HIV prevalence rate of 14.4% (MDHS figures 2004). In Mulanje district the rate is even higher at  20%. The impact on health services is huge – 60% of hospital admissions are HIV related. HIV Testing and Counselling HIV testing at MMH …

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