To combat Malawi’s 

staggering deficit of 

surgeons, we train local surgical registrars (residents), interns, and clinical officers at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre.

teach one. heal many.


If they were more widely available, essential surgical procedures would prevent 1.5 million deaths a year.

Worldwide, five million people died of injuries in 2012.  Many of these deaths could have been prevented if people had better access to surgical care.

In developing countries like Malawi, basic surgical procedures save lives and are among the most cost-effective of all health interventions. 

In Malawi, there are only 48 surgeons for a population of 19.2 million people. 

Surgeons in Malawi

Since 2011, PFP has engaged in a collaborative partnership with 

Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre, Malawi. 

Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre Malawi

PFP mobilizes volunteer surgeons who serve as visiting members of the Surgical Department for periods of three months or more to provide hands-on surgical training, didactic teaching, and surgical mentorship.

PFP provides education and training to many surgical providers including interns, registrars, and clinical officers. 

Currently, PFP supports volunteer teaching and training, online educational tools, financial support for two surgical registrars (residents), staffing and stocking of a dedicated operating theatre, and a commitment to supporting the success of bachelor-trained Clinical Officers in Surgery and Anesthesia.

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