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Contact Dr Ron Neville GP Partner; Project Director Westgate Medical Practice Charleston Drive Dundee DD2 4AD Tel: 01382 668189 malawi.clinics@gmail.com

The Twinning of Scottish and Malawi Clinics Project was set up to help narrow the gap in access to resources between healthcare professionals in the developing and the developed world. The link was initiated by a VSO nurse from Dundee. We install and maintain E-mail and Internet services for Malawian health care staff to afford them the same level of access as Scottish colleagues enjoy in accessing educational materials and professional support. By establishing an online network of ‘twinned’ clinics between Malawi and Scotland we:  i) link ‘virtual’ colleagues from the computer desktop to the treatment room ii) learn from innovations in healthcare in both countries iii) aim to ‘think global and act local’  The Project is an entirely non-profit organisation and is grant-funded by the Scottish International Development Fund.  Further information is available on the Project ‘blogsite’: http://malawiclinics.org/ Scotland and Malawi have a long; historical association since the days of David Livingstone. Both are small countries and both have healthcare challenges.

Unlike many non-governmental organisations; the Twinning Project is intended to be a two-way sharing of resources. Traditional one-way aid from Europe to Africa is being discredited for creating dependency and resulting in unsustainable; incomplete projects which lead to a mistrust of international partnerships. Rather; we want healthcare professionals in Scotland to learn lessons from Malawi; helping us re-connect with the core values of patient respect; health education seminars; the integration of public health with clinical care; and above all professional pride in caring for patients. In turn; Scottish clinics support healthcare professionals in Malawi by sharing technology resources and access to online medical journals and clinical discussion.

Contact Details

Dr Ron Neville
GP Partner; Project Director

Westgate Medical Practice
Charleston Drive
Dundee
DD2 4AD

Tel: 01382 668189
malawi.clinics@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Sylvester Chawala
College Librarian, Malawi Communications Manager

MCHS
Zomba Campus
Zomba
Malawi

malawi.clinics@gmail.com

 

Website: http://malawiclinics.org/