Advancing care of the injured in Malawi
Long Bone Fracture Program Partner Gathering
The highlight of the week was a gathering of the Long Bone Fracture Program collaborators in Malawi. We were joined by the KidsOR, Lifebox, Virtual Doctors, the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists, the University of North Carolina and representees of the Ministry of Health of Malawi.
The program is supported by Johnson & Johnson and will initially focus on upgrading the central hospitals, with a shift to the district hospitals in years to come. Implementation has already begun, with the equipment supply and education components progressing at a rapid pace.
“With its integrated approach and systems-based potential, the program will be a game changer for injured Malawians,” said Maria Glebova, Global Surgery Franchise Lead, Global Public Health, Johnson & Johnson.