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Malawi Medical Journal
College of Medicine, University of Malawi and Medical Association of Malawi
ISSN: 1995-7262
Vol. 19, No. 1, 2007, pp. 28-29
Bioline Code: mm07007
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Malawi Medical Journal, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2007, pp. 28-29

 en Surgical facilities available at district hospitals in Malawi
Tindall, A.; Chimangeni, S.; Mkandawire, N.; Steinlechner, C. & Lavy, C.


It is often said that the majority of surgery in Africa occurs in cities because the surgeons prefer to live in the cities. This is certainly true in Malawi where all the country’s practising surgeons live in the four main towns. We have recently reported on the low level of surgical activity in district hospitals despite several new district hospitals being built with multiple theatres, and international encouragement from the World Health Organisation to perform surgery at the district level. Undoubtedly lack of resident surgeons is a major factor, but another possible factor is the availability of surgical facilities. We decided to investigate the facilities available at districts in Malawi.

Surgical facilities

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