Surgeons treat curable diseases that frequently allow people to return to a normal, productive life. These include:
- 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.
Donations go directly to support the MSI Mission through:
- 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:
Major Gifts Officer
880 MLK Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2600
(919) 966-5470 (Fax)
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."