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?
MEDIC MALAWI WORKS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ST ANDREW’S HOSPITAL AND THE AMAO CHILDREN’S HOME, IN MTUNTHAMA, RURAL MALAWI.
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.
Tom Hunt - 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 - Non-Exec 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.
Andrew Mortimore - Trustee
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
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.
Nick McKinnel - Trustee
Oliver Colvile - Trustee
Peter Howell-Jones - Chair of Trustees
Peter Minjale - Chief Clinical Officer
Father Andrew Malenga
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