The Beit CURE International Hospital of Malawi was established in 2002 and serves children with physical disabilities regardless of their ethnic background, religious affiliation or ability to pay.
The Beit CURE International Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi is a 66-bed teaching… that specializes in treating the orthopaedic needs of children and adults. Annually, CURE Malawi sees about 8,000 patients and performs 1,500 surgeries. The hospital also has special expertise in total hip and knee replacement surgery, one of the very few places where this surgery is available in Sub-Saharan Africa. The hospital treats a wide range of orthopaedic conditions including clubfoot, burn contractures, osteomyelitis and other acquired or congenital conditions. In addition, CURE Malawi also provides physiotherapy services.
The hospital assists in an orthopaedic clinical officer training program. This program trains nurses to work as orthopaedic physician extenders to serve outlying areas. The hospital also conducts monthly mobile clinics to identify children in remote areas who can be served by the hospital and to provide follow-up care to those who have received surgery.
Since 2006, in collaboration with Smile Train, CURE has developed cleft lip and cleft palate surgical training programs in most of CURE’s hospitals worldwide. These programs not only provide surgery for children, but also train national surgeons in reconstructive surgery and provide counselling to the families
Orthopaedic Surgery. Elective students welcome, especially Physiotherapy students. For physiotherapy, please contact Katy Veale at firstname.lastname@example.org
The hospital is located close to the main international airport near Blantyre. Visitors can be met at the airport by arrangement with the hospital.
Available on site. Email the hospital for details.
A minimum of three months is necessary for visiting doctors and one month for medical, nursing and physiotherapy students. There is an additional charge for medical students on elective. Please email the hospital for further information.
A tourist visa is required for Malawi for UK visitors, but a temporary employment permit must be obtained for stays of more than three months. View more information by clicking on this link.
- Polly McDaniel reviewed 4 years ago
- last edited 4 years ago
I spent my 3 week elective physiotherapy placement at Beit Cure International Hospital in Malawi and had an amazing time! Ben, the physio, supervised me during my time in the hospital where I worked with both adults and children. It was fascinating to see and work with many different orthopaedic conditions- some of which are not commonly seen in the UK and I have certainly not encountered. I also spent time in the clubfoot clinic which runs every week at CURE which was a great experience in its self. It is a great hospital and the staff are fantastic and they all could not have made me feel more welcome! I stayed in the guest house on site which was basic but more than enough for what I needed and here I met some amazing people who I hope to remain in touch with. I also had some time at the end to go to travel a bit around Malawi which included visiting the beautiful Lake Malawi! I could not recommend this hospital enough as a elective placement!!
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- Gabriella Pimentel reviewed 3 years ago
- last edited 3 years ago
In the summer of 2014 I travelled to Blantyre for a month to gain some Physiotherapy experience in the Beit CURE Hospital, arranged with the help of Ruthie and her lovely team. It was an amazing experience, the hospital was one of the best ones in Malawi with lovely staff, incredible surgeons and thousands of people appreciating the work they do.
If you’re looking for an Orthopaedic Paediatric hospital with lots of hands-on practical experience, a lovely atmosphere and also in the heart of Malawi… Beit CURE is perfect! I had an incredible time there and would love to go back.
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