As if by coincidence for International Women’s Day on 8th March, we heard some absolutely fantastic news from Malawi we just had to share….
Pensulo Maternity, HIV & Health Centre finally has its electricity connected & on!!
Serving a population of over 40,000 in a wide area around Pensulo village in Malawi, the clinic provides expectant mothers with the medical care they need as well as treating common diseases such as malaria, pneumonia & HIV/AIDS, and promoting family planning and health education.
Pensulo Clinic was built in 2008 by local Malawian people with the support of Quest volunteers and their donations. The fantastic bunch of people involved from the UK included 45 Royal Bank of Scotland employees who not only spent 3 weeks working hard to complete the project from foundations to roof, but also helped raise over £60,000 to do so! Their work was then supported by a number of smaller groups of Quest volunteers who helped with the rendering, plastering, painting, and construction of the auxiliary buildings such as doctors housing.
The clinic is going from strength to strength and is busy every single day with patients and expectant mothers. News of the clinic has spread far and wide, resulting in a donation from a Malawian pharmacist based on the Kings Rd in London and visits by a doctor and medical students from the UK who have volunteered their services.
A true testament to the change that can be achieved by working together – for women’s and all people’s rights!
Photostory of Pensulo Clinic: Past, Present & Future