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Queen Elizabeth Hospital, PO Box 95, Blantyre, Malawi
Chipatala Blantyre Southern Region MW
Hospital type

Government tertiary hosp; main teaching hospital for University of Malawi College of Medicine. This is a relatively huge complex, located in central Blantyre, within a short walking distance of the College of Medicine. It acts as the referral hospital from all districts surrounding Blantyre.

Number of Beds
Hospital Facilities

The hospital contains all the major departments one might see in any tertiary facility, although both equipment and supplies are often in serious shortage. There are 3 general theatres, 1 orthopaedic theatre, 2 Obs & Gynae theatres, 2 ophthalmology theatres, a burns/plastics theatre, 2 emergency/trauma theatres, a 4 bed ICU unit and CT/MRI and standard X ray facilities.

Additional Comments

Teaching for both under graduate, post graduate and all major disciplines of medicine.

Specialties required

All specialists needed and welcomed. Opportunity for teaching post-graduates and undergraduates. Elective students welcome including nursing and physiotherapy and should apply through the Dean of undergraduate studies.
Qualified doctors and surgeons should contact the appropriate head of department.


he hospital is located within a short distance from the main airport near Blantyre. Visitors can enquire through the Dean of Undergraduates.


Available on site. Cost is variable and an information pack is available on application.

Length of stay

hree months is optimal for learning the local and hospital culture and being most effective, but length of stay will largely depend on the visitor. Will welcome shorter stay but at least 4 weeks is helpful.

Visa Requirements

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. To view more information, click on this link.

Other Information

Email Dean of Undergraduate studies. At college of medicine website at

Name of contact
Dean of Undergraduate Studies or appropriate Head of Department
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