Atupele Hospital is a mission hospital in Karonga diocese which opened in 2007 and is run by the Sisters of the Holy Rosary.

2020 : £950 to purchase 10 Bicycles for Atupele Community Hospital, Karonga, to allow healthcare volunteers to visit 32 villages in the area as part of the hospital infection prevention programme.

‘Atupele Community Hospital has been so much honoured by the support from Friends of Malawi Association (FOMA)’.

MOSES MLENGA, Project Coordinator and PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER (PHO) OF ATUPELE COMMUNITY (MISSION) HOSPITAL

The TB sputum collection project is an important part of the hospital’s healthcare services but with a huge area to cover volunteers needed assistance. The bicycles make travel to the villages much easier and also allow the volunteers to attend the monthly meetings.

The bicycles delivered to the Hospital and ready for distribution with the Hospital Sister-in-Charge blessing the event .
The bicycles being handed over to TB volunteers at one of the Sputum Collection Points

2021: £1,000 to support the construction of a maternity waiting shelter at the Atupele Hospital. This project is a collaboration between the community and the district council to help implement a safe motherhood program within the hospital catchment area. The main objective is to reduce the number of Born Before Arrivals (BBAs) or Home Deliveries and make sure every delivery is done by a skilled health personnel at the hospital. This is to protect the health of the child at birth and of the mother as well.

The construction of the shelter was completed in April 2022 and it is now in use. We thank FOMA so much for the continuing support of this community.

MOSES MLENGA, Project Coordinator and PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER (PHO) OF ATUPELE COMMUNITY (MISSION) HOSPITAL

Construction materials ready for building

The foundations of the kitchen shelter

Shelter toilet block completed