ESSENTIAL SURGERY TRAINING
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.
PFP's Scholarship Program covers financial assistance for surgical registrars (residents), teaching & training by volunteer instructors, online educational tools, plus staffing & stocking a dedicated operating theatre where they can learn.
We are committed to supporting the success of bachelor-trained Clinical Officers in Surgery and Anesthesia.
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 fewer than 60 surgeons and 10 anesthesiologists - for a population of 19.2 million people.
Since 2011, PFP has engaged in a collaborative partnership with
Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) 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.