Surgeons treat curable diseases that frequently allow people to return to a normal, productive life. These include:2

  • Congenital anomalies, such as cleft lip and palate
  • Abdominal problems such as hernias, appendicitis and bowel obstruction
  • Traumatic injuries such as collapse lungs, internal bleeding and broken bones
    • Complications of childbirth, with life-saving cesarean sections.
    • Cancer: Most Africans do not have access to radiation or chemotherapy, so surgery is the only curative option.

Your donations to train Malawian surgeons in Malawi will have effects over many years, as our trainees continue a life long surgical career in Malawi and are critical for the continuation of the project.

Donations go directly to support the MSI Mission through:

3The MSI house in Lilongwe, Malawi, where visiting surgeons, anesthesiologists, residents and others stay while training KCH Surgery Residents and conducting research. Household costs are $2100/month.

  • Educational materials, such as books relevant to surgical training
  • Internet access for Surgery resident and attendings at KCH
  • Laptop computers for the Malawi Surgery residents
  • Travel expenses to bring Malawian Surgery residents to UNC for an 8 week rotation during their third year of training
  • Salary support for Malawian surgery residents

Donations to support the Malawi Residency Program can be made through The Medical Foundation of NC:

Leslie Nelson
Major Gifts Officer
880 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2600
(919) 843-5734
(919) 966-5470 (Fax)


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