About Us

About Medic Malawi

Malawi facts and stats.

  • Food inflation is currently 14.2%
  • Life expectancy at birth is 63.7 years.
  • 11.7% of the population have access to electricity 
  • Population of Malawi 17.5 million
  • 66 percent of its 17.5 million people under age 25 
  • Malawi’s population forecast to more than double by 2050 
  • 46% of rural population live more than 5 kilometres from nearest health facility and is therefore considered to be hard-to-reach 
  • Average income per person per year £276
  • 61.7% of population use a borehole for clean water
  • 70.3% of population live on average of £1.46 per day
  • Lake Malawi covers around 25% of Malawi’s total area

What we do?


Since the charity was founded in 2001, an empty maize field in rural Malawi has changed beyond recognition. Over the years Medic Malawi has supported  the construction of a hospital, a children’s home, a feeding centre for the malnourished, a teaching garden, an audiology clinic and the Shrewsbury School eye clinic,  plus a primary and secondary school, with hostel accommodation for girls.


It is our Malawian partners who develop the future direction of the work and Medic Malawi’s aim is to increase self-sufficiency amongst the local population. There is already a maize mill, a chicken house and shop and a bakery is planned. The children’s home keeps its own chickens and grows its own maize.


There is a micro-loan scheme to help individuals start their own businesses, a growing successful project, which creates a buzz in the local community, and has resulted in more local shops, schools and businesses being established. Medic Malawi’s funds are focused on one district, which offers regular contact, continuity and transparency.


Medic Malawi seeks to involve supporters and volunteers, especially teenagers. This provides an opportunity for them to experience Africa for themselves and to share time with the incredible people in Mtunthama.

Operations Team

Tom Hunt - UK Director

eTom Hunt, Medic Malawi UK Director

Tom joined us as the UK Director in September of 2019 to drive forward the operations and awareness of Medic Malawi. Tom has been Chief Executive of a Malawi charity centred around education and owns a construction company based in the South West. Tom has a passion for seeing lives transformed in Malawi through healthcare, education and the relief of poverty.

Tel. 07990 678 676


Daniel Frye - Marketing & Fundraising Director

Dan Frye heads up the marketing function within the operations team.  He spends the rest of his time as Chairman and CEO of Grow Publishing, Grow Marketing and owns various business within in the leisure and hospitality sector in South West England. Previously he was Head of Digital at Reach SW Plc, overseeing a multi-million-pound portfolio.


Peter Howell-Jones - Chair of Trustees

Peter Howell-Jones, Medic Malawi

Peter is Dean of Blackburn Cathedral and former Head of Mission at Birmingham Diocese where he led the Malawi links at various projects across Malawi. Peter's knowledge of Malawi  and contacts are extensive and he is passionate about transforming lives in Malawi.

Andrew Mortimore - Trustee

Andrew Mortimore, Medic Malawi

Andrew is a Consultant in Public Health and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton Academic Unit of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Faculty of Medicine.

He trained as a doctor in Cambridge and London. After various clinical training posts, he spent ten years in Africa, including six years working for the Government of Malawi as a District and then Regional Health Officer. He returned to the UK in 1992 to complete specialist training in public health in Southampton, having previously qualified as a GP.

Since stepping down as Director of Public Health in 2016, Andrew has been working on a non-communicable diseases programme in Ethiopia.

Carolyn Bruce - Trustee
CCarolyn Bruce

Carolyn is a qualified accountant (FCCA) with more than 25 years finance experience and after working in commerce has spent the last 12 years at Chester Cathedral where she is currently Executive Director.

At Chester Cathedral she has responsibility for day to day operations of the Cathedral along with longer term strategic planning. 

Sian Howell-Jones - Trustee
Siân works as a school teacher as well as running the Education programme at Blackburn Cathedral. She has been involved with Medic Malawi for five years and is part of the Finance Team. 
Nick McKinnel - Trustee
Nick is Bishop of Plymouth and one of our longest standing trustees.He has been involved since the very early days. Nick is passionate about seeing lives changed through the work of Medic Malawi.
Oliver Colvile - Trustee

Oliver Colvile

Oliver is a former Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Plymouth Sutton & Devonport. He joined the Conservative Party's staff at the age of 21, working for Ministers and backbench MPs.

Malawi Team

Peter Minjale - Chief Clinical Officer
Chief Clinical Officer St Andrew’s Hospital
“The Chief”, Peter has been at St Andrew’s from the very early days and has been instrumental in transforming lives through St Andrew’s Hospital.
Father Andrew Malenga
Anglican Vicar of Mtunthama Parish, Andrew lives and works in Mtunthama and is a key part of the management team at the AMAO Children's Home and St Andrew’s Hospital.

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