Malawi has a severe shortage of radiographers, qualified ultrasound practitioners, radiologists and functional radiological equipment. Many healthcare professionals interpret X-rays and other radiological investigations or perform ultrasound without access to specialist support or quality training.
Through pre-existing links with the College of Medicine of Malawi, we hope to develop a sustained collaboration to support imaging education and research, including post-graduate and undergraduate radiology teaching, continuing professional development for radiographers and technicians, as well as point of care ultrasound training for clinicians.
Dr Karen Chetcuti, a pediatric radiologist, recently spent almost a year gaining local experience at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre as a volunteer, believing that the "extended period of volunteering in a Malawian Teaching Hospital has been one of my most rewarding life and professional experiences". You can read more about her experiences in Blantyre in the WWR case study. Karen will be leading this project on behalf of WWR.
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