Projects - Health - Equipment
There is a general lack of equipment at Dedza District Hospital. Also, some of the equipment that has broken down cannot be repaired because of the lack of facilities in Malawi.
Staff at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of East Anglia used their contacts to obtain books, sterilising units, surgical instruments and other medical equipment that was sent to Dedza in the 2007 shipping container. Local medical practices that donated redundant equipment include Adelaide Street, Bates Green, North Elmham, St Stephens Gate and West Earlham.
X-ray facilities at the hospital are very basic. This causes difficulties for the medical staff dealing with problems such as TB. Liz Stone, a volunteer doctor who was in Dedza in 2006, raised money to buy eight X-ray viewing boxes to be used in the wards.