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World Medical Fund brings medical care to children in rural Nkhotakota District in Malawi. Their mobile medical clinic visits dozens of remote villages in the district every month and Dr. Matson Dezi (shown above) , diagnoses medical problems of the children. Mothers and children often walk miles to get to the clinic. It ix their only medical care. When the diagnosis is complete, the mother and child go to the pharmacist to obtain free medicine. Careful records are kept for each child seen.
World Medical Fund is based in the UK--it was founded about 20 years ago by Michael Burt, who retired from the British medical service to found it. He is the President and CEO; the treasurer is Nazlie Chan-Wing-Yen, and the Secretary is Ruth Calkins, who helped Michael expand to the US by creating World Medical Fund USA. The actual work is done in Malawi under Dr. Matson Dezi, who heads World Medical Fund - Malawi. The organization there includes, besides Dezi, a pharmacist, nurses, and of course drivers and security guards. Many visiting doctors and nurses come to World Medical Fund in Malawi for training in tropical medicine.
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