updated June 2nd, 2018





Medical Care for 15,000 People

Ng'onga, Malawi, 2016: A health centre without water, and its only toilet out of ...





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Medical Care for 15,000 People

order. No diagnostic devices whatsoever, not even a stethoscope. Often enough, the staff (of which no one is a doctor) can only guess what's the matter with a patient. And how are they going to help if there are neither crutches nor wheelchairs? They also have to do without a steriliser, while lacking the means for cleaning agents. In brief: a desperate situation for a centre of this size.

'Inacceptable', was the verdict of the students from Bonstetten Secondary School, and alongside IPA they embarked on a project for Ng'onga. And they really made it their project. They got completely absorbed in it. The work was fun and their great commitment was well rewarded: They managed to fund all the planned sub-projects, whose implementation is in the final stage now. The building could be refurbished, complete with water and solar power supply. It is equipped with diagnostic devices and other important materials. The employees and volunteers received some valuable extra training. IPA is looking forward to visiting Ng'onga in July, but also to meeting the students from Bonstetten to inform them about the results.




Ng'onga is overjoyed at the help they received from Swiss students