We are still busy on the ground getting ready for the upcoming MediServ Trip!
Patient Recruitment: Recently, our on the ground staff visited the Rural Health Centers within the Kabudula Community Hospital catchment area to meet and schedule surgical patients to been seen by our team during the upcoming trip. There were so many patients that came to be scheduled! We have very high aspirations to see as many patients as we can. We are also working towards making sure that surgical cases are seen after our trip is over by Kabudula staff and other Malawian clinicians we are partnering with.
Equipment Installation: Ultrasound, x-ray and anesthesia monitors have all been installed at Kabudula recently. A few months ago, we discovered that Kabudula has many new equipments that had not been in use because they had not been installed yet due to lack of space or consistent utilities, amongst a few other reasons. We are happy to hear that some of these machines are up and running!
Bat Infestation: A few months ago we described the situation at Kabudula whereby the Under-5 clinic ceiling collapsed. We connected with another organization in Malawi, African Bat Conservation, to help Kabudula control this issue. Over the past few months, we have been working closely with them to try and eradicate the bats from Kabudula Community Hospital in a responsible way. After preparations, they are going to being their work at the hospital!