Malawi

Malawi

Developing the first comprehensive audiology service in Southern Malawi

We are working closely with the Government of Malawi on a major project to build, equip and staff a comprehensive audiology service based at Blantyre’s largest hospital. The services provided will be far more advanced than the current basic audiology service and will include paediatric audiological assessment and management. Dr Courtney Caron, an audiologist from the United States is volunteering in Malawi for 4 years to support this important project.

In 2016, the audiology clinic at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre officially opened.

We fully sponsored two Malawians (and part sponsored two others) to obtain an MSc in Audiology at the University of Manchester.  They returned to Malawi in September 2016 as the first ever Malawian Audiologists.

Providing training for Malawian health professionals in the UK

Today marks a big day for us as we are very excited to say that we have given these four Malawians the opportunity to study for an MSc in Audiology at Manchester University. In a year's time, they will be the first four Malawian audiologists! Their names are Mwanaisha, Chikondi, Fletcher and Gospel. They left Malawi yesterday and have safely arrived in London. They are now on their way to Manchester! #audiology #Manchester #University #Masters #malawiWe are sponsoring four Malawian audiology officers – Chikondi, Mwanaisha, Gospel and Fletcher  – to do their MSc in Audiology at The University of Manchester.

Supporting audiology outreach

African children sitting on Sound Seekers charity HARK outreach vehicle We continue to provide support to the team at ABC Hearing and Clinic and Training Centre who deliver outreach audiology and ear care services in isolated communities using the HARK vehicle donated by Sound Seekers.

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About Malawi

Population: 12,340,000

Capital: Lilongwe (Blantyre: Commercial Capital)

Area: 118,480 square kilometres

Language: English, Chichewa

GDP per capita: U.S. $600

GDP per day: U.S. $2

  • The first two Malawian Audiologists were sponsored by Sound Seekers in 2016.
  • There are now 2 native ENT doctors
  • Malawi has 6 Deaf Schools in Karonga, Bandwe, Embangweni, Mua, Maryview and Mountainview
  • Sign Language is Malawi sign language which is a combination of mostly American sign and local signs with a bit of British sign language.

Training health professionals

Our partners in Malawi

  • Ministry of Health
  • Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital
  • African Bible Hospital
  • Ears Inc (Australia)