Eye clinics continue; training courses planned

Sue Kevan and Jim Seymour have recently returned to the UK, having completed another ‘Focus on Malawi’ visit, doing eye clinic work at Ekwendeni, Livingstonia and, for the first time, at the remote lakeside clinic at Luwuchi. During the three-week trip, they saw around 550 people, dispensing hundreds of donated glasses and ready-readers. They were also able to train local medical assistants and, following discussions with senior hospital staff, plans are materialising to send one or two away for specialist courses. For more info on ‘Focus on Malawi’, see Sue Kevan’s blog.

Video guide to Ekwendeni in the making

John and Lizzie Kevan accompanied Sue (and Jim) on their eye clinic trip (see post above), but were not allowed to sit around. John Challis asked if they could do some filming to form a video guide to the main aspects of the Ekwendeni Mission Station, to help people in the UK understand the breadth of work going on there. John and Lizzie now have many, many hours of video and sound to edit. A little something to occupy those cold winter days!

Carol Finlay visits The Raven Trust

Thanks to Carol Finlay and her mother, Irene (far left), who recently delivered some boxes of clothing to the Strachur store, to be sent to Esther Lupafya for use in the HIV/AIDs programme at Ekwendeni Hospital.

Macduff Shipyards start work on new clinic boat

News has been recieved from Macduff Shipyards that they have begun work on the construction of the new clinic boat for northern Lake Malawi. They have also relayed the news that a few local fishermen have generously agreed to fund the engine and machinery for the boat