ITW donates ultrasound unit and training to Malawi hospital
Imaging the World has recently donated modern ultrasound equipment, training and supervisory tele-radiology services to the Mercy James Centre for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care (MJC), a state-of-the-art pediatric surgery and intensive care unit at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Malawi’s commercial capital of Blantyre.
With a mission to lead the region in pediatric surgical and intensive care, the Mercy James Centre for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care formally opened on July 11, 2017.
The ultrasound equipment will significantly improve services at the Mercy James Centre, which includes three operating theatres and Malawi’s first pediatric intensive care unit and a 50-bed ward.
In addition to serving more children, this facility will become a training center of excellence for southern Africa, with more local doctors acquiring the skills needed to perform point of care ultrasound and pediatric surgery. In a country with only four pediatric surgeons and 50 percent of the population under 15 years of age, this equipment will help local doctors make a significant difference in the lives of Malawian children.