The Christmas Newsletter from Mulanje Mission Hospital has just arrived. You can read the rest here.
Dear friends of MMH, partners and colleagues.
Soon, people all over the world are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. MMH wishes to share the love of God with it’s patients and partners across the world.
Malawi is now in the rainy season and has started receiving a lot of rains. Farmers are busy planting maize and other subsistence and commercial crops. This is the season when we see more malaria and and are at risk of cholera and other water related dis- eases. In readiness for any outbreak, MMH has identified a place where all suspects whether cholera or COVID- 19 cases can be quarantined and treated.
During the year 2020, the operation of MMH like all hospitals in Malawi have been negatively affected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The prices of essential supplies like face masks, gloves, medicines and other personal protective equipment were extremely high. We are thankful for a successful appeal and good teamwork, so that services could continue throughout 2020 without serious interruptions.
Despite the pandemic, MMH is regis- tering an increasing number of pa- tients with Non-communicable dis- eases such as hypertension, diabetics and asthma with an average increase of 16.6% (drug consumption 2019 and 2020). Many patients flock to MMH to get free treatment for their NCDs. We thank you for all work done together in 2020, and wish you a good Christmas and happy 2021!